Stalking the Unicorn: A complete blast!

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I had a complete blast reading Mike Resnick’s Stalking the Unicorn.

It was smart, highly inventive, outrageously funny — led by hilariously wry dialogue — and fun. It was also immensely rewarding, especially getting to see how John Justin Mallory ended up in the other Manhattan, how he became partners with Winnifred Carruthers, his first meeting with the cat-girl Felina and Grundy — “the most powerful demon in New York” — and the clever manner in which he solved the case.

Stalking the Unicorn is a true classic, the kind that will stand the test of time and be just as much fun to read now or twenty years in the future, as it was when the book was first published in 1987.


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ROBERT THOMPSON is the creator and former editor of Fantasy Book Critic, a website dedicated to the promotion of speculative fiction. Before FBC, he worked in the music industry editing Kings of A&R and as an A&R scout for Warner Bros. Besides reading and music, Robert also loves video games, football, and art. He lives in the state of Washington with his wife Annie and their children Zane and Kayla. Robert retired from FanLit in October 2011 after more than 2 years of service. He doesn't do much reviewing anymore, but he still does a little work for us behind the scenes.

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One comment

  1. My enthusiasm fails to match yours. It was a decent enough UF, but I thought it quite slow in spots. There were a couple of funny spots, but it was just downright weird in others. The second book was a DNF for me.

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