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Pandemonium begins Daryl Gregory's career with a solid read
on July 3, 2017
A rift has opened between two realities, ours and somewhere strange. Spirits come to our world,embody comic book heroes from the '40's,take possession of anyone handy, do their thing and move on. Eisenhower was assassinated by one,Nixon took over and conducted a 'witch hunt' against said demons. Surprisingly the world evolved into one very similar to our present day one. The book opens with our protagonist possessed, barely able to contain his possessor and disparate to find a way out. He gathers helpers in his quest as the search for an answer veers out of control. If you are expecting a comic novel you may be disappointed. In his novel Daryl Gregory begins establishing his style of deftly drawn protagonists that are sympathetic and believable. His carefully crafted work transcends genre and becomes that rare beast,a good book.