Saturday, July 21, 2007
Book Review: Snake Agent by Liz Williams
Holy Shit! Snake Agent, the first in Liz William's Inspector Detective Chen series is a f**king great read. Telling you what it's about is the hard part. You see, it's this amalgam of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and pulp detective novel; Blade Runner meets House of the Flying Daggers by way of Hell. Sound pretty bad-ass? Well it is, with a cherry on top.
Here's the drill: we got demons, a Chinese vision of hell, magick, human computer hard drives, badgers that turn into cast iron teapots, and ghost whores. I shouldn't need to write another word, but I will. I was enthralled, especially when Detective Chen makes his decent into Hell. Great stuff.
Run to the bookstore, or, and this is a big "or" check out Nightshade Books' 50% off sale (Buy all 4 in the series, I am).
Next Book: Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk