Reading Frenzy

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Perfect Circle by Sean Stewart

PERFECT CIRCLE by Sean Stewart

This urban fantasy follows 32-year-old William "Dead" Kennedy (DK), so named because of his love of punk/alternative music and because he sees dead people. Set in Texas, DK is a high school drop out who has never pulled himself together, he moves from deadend job to job, mourning the loss of his marriage and trying to stay in touch with his smart and funny daughter, while having run ins with the ghosts around him, both friends and foe, good and evil.

Except for the part about the ghosts, that sounds a bit dull. And this book is anything but. It's creepy, witty, dark, hilarious, fresh, haunting, and all over the place. Memorable characters, unforgettable ghosts, great Houston descriptions of people and places.

I don't remember where I found this author, who was born in Texas but grew up in Canada. But he's a gem of a find. Thank you, whoever steered me toward Mr. Stewart!


At 12:58 AM, Blogger Emsxiety said...

I'll have to check this book out. Hmm wonder if they have it at my library.


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