A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky is…
…a balm for any fan of urban fantasy who’s tired of the books that start with a world weary protagonist assuring the reader that the world is stranger than most people think (no [kidding]…)
…about our hero named M and his compatriots who live in a stranger New York City than any of us have ever encountered, ruled by two queens, filled with bodegas, gentrification, demons, hipsters, hipster demons, drugs, money men, Libraries, and, of course, the % Line. Each chapter is a story in itself that builds on to and out of each other almost seamlessly across a year of time building to another chapter that had me sniffling and smiling as I read it into the epilogue that made me want to demand a sequel and hope Polansky never writes it.
…happy, scary, touching, terrifying, debauched, silly, surreal, scary and why aren’t you reading it already?
–Chris Blakeley, Seattle, WA
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