Alive in Necropolis
Publish date: July 17th 2008
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
If you love Tim Powers, you will like this a lot. The book has great characters with very real flaws. Juxtaposed with those characters are denizens of a supernatural world that are jealous of those in the "real world". These ghosts (those who were buried in the San Francisco Cemetery Town of Colma a...
I picked up the book because I'd heard good things about it from people whose opinions I trust. If I'd just come across the book at a store, though, I'd have walked right by it. The cover is misleading, making the book look like juvenile fiction--Harry Potter in a police uniform, perhaps--which it's...
This is a hard book to review, as the quite positive but bland affirmation by Mark Costello indicates. Short version: I was utterly engrossed. I recommend it highly. But I worry that anything I could say about it would turn you off. E.g., a) any summary will give it a sense of high-concept plot...
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