Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 book 306

Diana Wynne Jones' Archer's Goon
I'm still making my way through the Diana Wynne Jones books that have only recently come back into print in the US, and this was a fairly enjoyable one, involving a family getting caught up in some craziness involving the seven kind-of-immortal siblings who run the town, with each in charge of different parts of it (ie, one is in charge of crime, one of music, etc). It is a weirdly similar concept to Neil Gaiman's Endless, though on a much smaller scale, and obviously this was written first. Gaiman is known to be a big fan of hers. JUST SAYING. Anyway, very funny sibling relationships here (both the humans and the other ones). A-/B+.

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