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Fuzzy Business Paperback – May 17, 2013
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About the Author
Amelia Ritner has been writing since she was in high school. She enjoys cooking, crocheting, gardening, reading fantasy, playing with her pets, and watching movies and anime in her spare time. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her family.
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Top customer reviews
That was my kvetch. Once I got into the actual story, I loved it. We're not exactly sure who we can trust, or what's happening next, regardless of how charming or heavily armed a potential ally might be. The drama keeps up until the end, and you can not only understand the main character's reactions but also empathize with them the whole way through.
Definitely worth a weekend read! And I can't wait to see what the author writes next.
Fuzzy Business is based in a world exactly like ours, and I mean straight down to pop culture and common businesses, the main difference is this world has humanimals. What are humanimals? Well they are people who had their DNA spliced with animals. As one could imagine there are those out there who are not alright with this idea and of course some fuzzy business will ensue.
I have to give props to the writer, Amelia Ritner, for her creative thought in this. She gave an explanation as to why there are anthropomorphic people in her story mixed with mankind rather than just writing a story with anthropomorphic characters and nothing more. I feel this is very much a coming of age story in ways and focuses more on the heroine’s development along with the supporting characters rather than deep thought and formation of the plot. That could be a good and bad thing. The same could be said about how pop culture heavy this book is but at the same time it caters to a specific group and varying fandoms. It may in fact be a very good way to have the readers relate.
Regardless this was a rather entertaining light read and one I would certainly suggest to friends, especially the more nerdy ones. I look forward to reading more in the series and seeing how the characters and the writer progress, grow, and evolve.
Pro's: the characters are unique, well detailed and interesting. The dialogue is witty and funny and you are sure to get a good chuckle over the protagonist's thoughts. There are geek-references galore that will appeal to the geeky reader.
Con's: the plot is sadly predictable, and seems almost like an after thought. There is a lot of detail and emphasis on the relationships between the three main characters of the story. But when it comes to the plot, I was left wanting. There are several plot holes and inconsistancies with the story.
Overall, this is a great first publication. I encourage the author to make more editions and/or sequels, which I am sure will explain the plot better. Many people who are into geek-culture and fan fiction will appreciate this novel and I do encourage it's purchase for the low price you can get it!