" c2012: FWFTB: twenties, forseen, deaths, gruesomely, save. Quite a few of the book bloggers that I cyber stalk from time to time had many good things to say about this book. Based on those comments and on the fact that Angry Robot rarely lets me down, I patiently waited for the library to get hold of a copy. Boy was I disappointed. To me, it felt like a string of short stories glued lightly together. I did not enjoy the tone or atmosphere of the book and it certainly did not leave me smiling. Fantasty Faction says on the back of the book that a reader is "pulled forward with a momentum that is paralysing and a force that is unstoppable.." - um, not so much. The cover by Joey HiFi has also garnered a great deal of praise being one of the pictures where the parts make up the whole sort of thing. Meh..IMHO. The book clearly has its fans but sadly I am not one of them and am unable to recommend to the normal crew. FCN: Miriam Black, Louis Darling, Frankie, Harriet, Ingersoll. "He puts his hand on her shoulder. She thinks seriously about biting it, but she doesn't know where those hands have been over the last week." "
— Ruth, 1/20/2014