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[ Read Online Pandemonium ☆ zimbabwe PDF ] by Daryl Gregory µ FANTERRIFIC STORY ALERT I love finding original, diamonds like this cuz it makes my brain go As other astute people have chimed, this story turned out to be much deeper and a lot different than I originally expected in a yippie, yippie good way This book was such an enjoyable experience and made me want get a serious preach on sermonizing its greatness While containing elements of science fiction, fantasy and horror, I don t think the novel neatly fits into any of those containers and spills uniqueness over the cup of any genre that tries to hold it I m gonna just wimp out and label it speculative fiction and move on because I am not the person to decide the proper name of new genre bending categories However, that doesn t mean I m not willing to throw on my Leopard mankini and Tarzan out singing the praises of this story I suppose this is the first Daryl Gregory that I really really loved And since it s only my second novel, it might be not too far a stretch to start thinking he might be one of THOSE AUTHORS.
You know, Good Ideas, Great Execution, Cool Characters, Deep Plot and while we re at it, it s a fantasy SF hybrid with major horror undertones, a vast world building mythology history doing an alternate universe diverging from the 50 s and ending in the present.
DEMONS Or is it daemons Whatever, it s awesome Possession all over the place and while there are still people with mental health issues, real demons are possessing people out in the open and it s kinda obvious as hell it s a real thing So real that it s on the law books Media You name it It s there And this is just the setup.
The rest of this novel has surprises So I m not gonna start spoiling stuff, but the fact that this beg Four and a half stars If you want a review with links, see my blog at reminds me of those times when my foodie friends are dragging me to a fabulous new restaurant where mostly familiar ingredients are deconstructed, spiced and recombined in a creative way At least this time, instead of an unsettling mess, it resulted in one of those perfect, satisfying meals that fulfill a sensory need as much as a physical one Not so unusual that I m left with a disturbing aftertaste, and not so routine that it is immediately forgettable To wit Salvatore s award winning pizza with wine poached fig yes, you read that right , bacon and gorgonzola Unusual but delicious take on pizza is a lot like that Somewhat familiar elements drawn from comic books, buddy flicks and mythology are blended together in a plot that moves quickly but respects What if possession was an epidemic What if the same demons kept taking people over for short intervals, over and over What would they be Are they demons Is the cause religious or scientific And what would it do to you to be one of the possessed Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.
In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Strange but intriguing At times I wondered where this book was going The plot was disjointed in many places However, just when you think it s boring the narrator starts discussions C G Jung or the distinguishing characteristics of science fiction vs fantasy Heck, Phillip K Dick makes an appearance in the novel It s hard to dislike a book that s this odd Btw Did I mention there are demons too 3 3.
5 starsI m going to say something that sounds unkind, but really it s a compliment from me for a long time now I ve kind of thought of Daryl Gregory as something of a poor man s Sean Stewart I must first admit that this happened before I actually read any of his books this one is my first , and was based on what I could glean of them from the jacket blurbs and comments reviews It probably also comes from the fact that I once ran across a posting made by Gregory on a message board or blog somewhere where he bemoaned the fact that Sean Stewart was no longer writing and wished that he could still look forward tobooks by him a desire which I have ardently shared ever since Stewart decided to move on from writing into online game design and so I thought maybe he was taking the bull by the horns and writing his own in the Stewart mould I then started looking a bitclosely at It Is A World Like Our Own In Every Respect Save One In The S, Random Acts Of Possession Begin To Occur Ordinary Men, Women, And Children Are The Targets Of Entities That Seem To Spring From The Depths Of The Collective Unconscious, Pop Cultural Avatars Some Call Demons There S The Truth, Implacable Avenger Of Falsehood The Captain, Brave And Self Sacrificing Soldier The Little Angel, Whose Kiss Brings Death, Whether Desired Or Not And A String Of Others, Ranging From The Bizarre To The Benign To The HorrificAs A Boy, Del Pierce Is Possessed By The Hellion, An Entity Whose Mischief Making Can Be Deadly With The Help Of Del S Family And A Caring Psychiatrist, The Demon Is Exorcised Or Is It Years Later, Following A Car Accident, The Hellion Is Back, Trapped Inside Del S Head And Clamoring To Get OutDel S Quest For Help Leads Him To Valis, An Entity Possessing The Science Fiction Writer Formerly Known As Philip K Dick To Mother Mariette, A Nun Who Inspires Decidedly Unchaste Feelings And To The Human League, A Secret Society Devoted To The Extermination Of Demons All Believe That Del Holds The Key To The Plague Of Possession And Its Solution But For Del, The Cure May Be Worse Than The Disease Look Out, Lethem Daryl Gregory Mixes Pop Culture And Pathos, Flavoring It With Philip K Dick Pandemonium Possesses Every Quality You Want In A Great Novel, And The Good News Is It S Only His Debut Charles Coleman Finlay, Hugo And Nebula Award Nominated Author Of The Prodigal Troll From The Trade Paperback Edition When I read genre books, I tend to lump them into what I call the X Files Categories A book is either a monster of the week novel adventure and action and not a whole lot of substance , or a mythology read slower, deeper,cerebral Reading through the first half of Pandemonium, I was ready for a monster of the week ride In here, demon possessions are real, accepted and fairly routine The lead, possessed as a child, is hearing noises and seeing things that have led him to seek out answers.
However, my assumptions were wrong, so wrong I know from experience that Daryl Gregory can write an engaging novel, some pretty fun romps through contemporary science fiction But instead of a superficial made for tv story I had pretty high expectations for this given how much some of my Goodreads friends enjoyed it I thought it was fine, but I didn t love it like I had hoped.
Generally I quite like Gregory s writing, but honestly I wasn t a fan of the ongoing discussions about Jung and his ideas that were part of the story I m not saying they could necessarily be left out, just that this aspect of the story wasn t as appealing for me.
Even though this wasn t my favourite, I still have some other Gregory books I m interested in reading, particularly Harrison Squared.
carol wrote a stellar review for this title plus, don t miss the pizza description and pic.

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