The Good Fairies of New York
The Good Fairies of New York tells the fish-out-of-water story of two Scottish thistle fairies who find themselves in Manhattan. The fairies hook up with two humans, Kerry (complete with colostomy bag) and Dinnie (antisocial in the extreme), finding time to help both get their acts together. A... show more
The Good Fairies of New York tells the fish-out-of-water story of two Scottish thistle fairies who find themselves in Manhattan. The fairies hook up with two humans, Kerry (complete with colostomy bag) and Dinnie (antisocial in the extreme), finding time to help both get their acts together. A book that brings together race riots and Scottish folklore, The Good Fairies of New York is anything but a typical fairy fantasy.
Publish date: September 20th 2006
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
This was, quite literally, an adult fairy tale! Who knew there were fairies flying all over the world? ;) This is not my usual cup of tea, but it kept me interested enough to finish it, but I guess my whole "suspend your attachment to reality" abilities aren't as strong as they are for others. I...
Heather and Morag and several of their friends--flower fairies all, hailing from Scotland and England--have arrived in New York, driven out of their homelands for trying to inject punk-chic in the form of Ramones tunes into the repertoire of fairy musicians. They're good fairies, yes, but they have...
It's not terrible - it's just not that interesting to me. Also not the best written work I've ever read. It didn't capture my interest enough to keep reading so I've put it down for now. Maybe I will get back to it eventually.
Intermittently adorable, this fairy story is frothy as frothy can be. I think I'd have given it three stars except for the dangling ends and the unexplained bits- the fairies are quite small, yet one of them puts a cassette tape in her sporran, with no explanation of how that could happen. Ditto bel...
This book is a whole lot of WTF just happened. The book stars Scottish fairies Heather and Morag who end up in New York after getting banished from Scotland. There they meet Dinnie who is overweight, anti-social, and a terrible violin player and Kerry who suffers from Crohn's disease which leaves he...