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Saturday, March 08, 2014

The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

One of the subgenres of fantasy, in my mind anyway, is the fantasy of the absurd.  The Palace Job certainly has one foot in this category.  An adventure, a heist, to be sure, but also an eclectic assortment of characters, and a little parody and silliness mixed in.

Overall, it was sometimes amusing, but for some reason not terribly involving.  Mistakes and rescues...over and over.  I really liked a couple of characters, but others were vague or, in the case of the unicorn, downright annoying.

It was OK--not great, not awful.


Fantasy.  2013.  Print version:  439 pages.