Publish date: September 1st 2005
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Detective Inspector Chen (#1)
Not many books have moments that both intrigue and disgust me. At the same time. And not many books present these moments back to back with little respite in between for squeamish readers to settle their stomachs. That is to say this book is not for the faint of heart, especially not for those who c...
I'm still not sure about this one. One of the comments on the cover describe it as "John Constantine meets Chow Yun-Fat" and that's not completely unfair. It's a futuristic world, a world with liquid computers (a wonderful sequence) and franchised cities but also a world where the paranormal is cl...
— — — — —I'd like to thank Carol for upgrading to the hardcover version and passing on her paperback copy to me.
Such a wonderful, intriguing concept - non-Western SF/mystery blended with non-Christian religious archetypes! - hampered by Williams's weirdly bloodless characters. I felt the same way about the other, non-Detective Inspector Chen novel I read of hers, and there's just nothing for me to grasp with ...
Really loved it, but more like four and a half stars. I haven't read many books in an Asian setting, much less urban fantasy. Detective Chen is the familiar world-weary but still hopeful police officer who does his best to help people. Williams took that and turned it sideways in a most enjoyable w...