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The Shambling Guide to New York City (The Shambling Guides Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Wit, style and plenty of sardonic dialogue, like Douglas Adams writing an episode of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" - James Lovegrove, The Financial Times
COULD YOU FIND A HOTEL FOR A HARPY? OR A BAR FOR A BIGFOOT?
Following the disaster that was her last job, Zoë is searching for a fresh start as a travel writer in New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position, though, Zoë is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her résumé - human.
Not to be put off by anything - especially not her blood-drinking boss or death goddess co-worker - Zoë delves deep into the monster world. But her assignments turn deadly when the careful balance between humans and monsters starts to crumble with Zoë right in the middle.
"If Buffy grew up, got therapy and found a real job, it would look like this." - Scott Sigler
"Shows exactly why so many writers have been buzzing about Mur Lafferty for so many years: an unbeatable mixture of humor, heart, imagination, and characterization. I want to live in Mur's New York." - Cory Doctorow
"Lafferty's novel has wit, style and plenty of sardonic dialogue, like Douglas Adams writing an episode of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" - James Lovegrove, The Financial Times
"THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY is a high-concept, high-comedy romp through the supernatural underworld. It's like nothing you've ever read before - and that's a good thing." - Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant, author of FEED)
"A wild ride through the secret side of New York City, Mur Lafferty's mighty debut is urban fantasy the way it should be: fast, funny, with bags of action and characters you'll love. A total delight from cover to cover." - Adam Christopher, author of EMPIRE STATE
"Without Mur Lafferty, the SF genre would be a much duller place." - Paul Cornell
"Mur Lafferty's debut novel is a must-read book for those who like their urban fantasy fast, furious, and funny. Terrific stuff!"―Kat Richardson
"This is a great start to what promises to be one of the gems of the comic urban fantasy crown. The Shambling Guide sets the wonderful world of the supernatural--and the slightly more esoteric world of travel guide publishing--on its ear, and the result is nothing short of delightful."―New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire
"An engagingly funny, and fun, romp through NYC. You'll love Zoe... to bits."―New York Times bestselling Tobias S. Buckell
"Shows exactly why so many writers have been buzzing about Mur Lafferty for so many years: an unbeatable mixture of humor, heart, imagination, and characterization. I want to live in Mur's New York."―Cory Doctorow
"Without Mur Lafferty, the SF genre would be a much duller place. Mur is constantly inventive, always great fun and deserves every success."―Paul Cornell
"A wild ride through the secret side of New York City, Mur Lafferty's mighty debut is urban fantasy the way it should be: fast, funny, with bags of action and characters you'll love. A total delight from cover to cover."―Adam Christopher
"The Shambling Guide to New York City is a monstrously fun romp by one of our most engaging new authors."―Tim Pratt
"Zombies and vampires and golems, oh my! The Shambling Guide to New York City rounds up the biggest cast of the undead and never-quite-alive ever to appear in a single novel, along with a wisecracking heroine whose picture belongs over the dictionary entry for spunky. This is a comic tour-de-force by a writer who lives and breathes popular culture. Mur Lafferty is throwing a monster party and you're invited."
―James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award Winner
"Mur Lafferty is a bright, shining light in speculative fiction. She brings a warm, humourous and startling fresh voice to the genre in The Shambling Guide to New York City."
"Looking for a very different kind of travel guide? One that shows you the real Manhattan? The one the tourists haven't discovered yet, but the vampires and the watersprites have? Then The Shambling Guide to New York City is just what you need!
With really interesting restaurant recs and sightseeing suggestions, and unusual (to say the least) takes on the Statue of Liberty and Grant's Tomb, it's got everything you need to know for the trip of a lifetime--or longer! And with the smart and intrepid Zoe to show you around, how could you possibly get in trouble? I give it 5 Michelin stars and 8 Zombie Planet Thumbs Up (with real thumbs)!"
"What, you thought only humans wanted to travel? Monsters are tourists, too."―New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler
"The hip, knowing and sometimes hysterically funny narrative, interspersed with excerpts from the guide of the title, lurches along in splendid fashion. Combine wit, style and acute observation: the result is irresistible."―Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Charming debut... an enjoyable tour of the city's supernatural side."―Publishers Weekly
"The Shambling Guide to New York City shows that Mur Lafferty has something different to bring to the urban fantasy genre. She's created a character that can experience the human/non-human dynamic via researching a travel guide, which we'd never see through the usual detectives and ass-kicking central characters, and with snappy dialogue, a creative cast and can-do central characters, we have fun tagging along."―Gavin Pugh, tor.com
"In Lafferty's entirely believable world, New York City is secretly inhabited by vampires, zombies, fay folk, and assorted monsters. ... This is a funny, thoughtfully conceived, and thoroughly entertaining romp that will be a sure bet for urban-fantasy readers - and might even surprise people who don't think they'd enjoy a paranormal novel."
―Booklist (Starred Review)
"Well-written and immersive...a travel series you'll definitely want to stick with."―SFX
"An extremely exciting and incredibly amusing read."―SciFiNow.co.uk (5 stars) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00A7YYYGK
- Publisher : Orbit (28 May 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 7489 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 370 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0356501906
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
She gradually learns about the monster's, and businesses that cater to them. discovers New York sewer workers and Cabbies live a more interesting life than you'd expect. That not all Monster Hunters are teenaged cheerleaders and that she'd encountered the alternate life styled before (and really seriously pissed one of them off).
Ever encountered delays at an airport? It could have been a lot worse.
Not a great book, but well written and would appeal to a wide range of readers.
It is reminiscent of the books by Ben Aaronovitch which are (mostly) based in London. The authors should talk! It could possibly be a great team-up.