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The Moon's Fire Eating Daughter

3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Published (first published January 4th 2012)
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Marketed as the sequel to Myers' great underground classic, `Silverlock', `The Moon's Fire-Eating Daughter' is no such beast, although it does bear a family resemblance to that former work, as a particularly fierce house cat might to a tiger. Both books are romps through the entirety of literary history, but it is there that the similarities end. Whereas `Silverlock' was a feast of literary creations, `The Moon's Daughter' introduces us to the creators, or makers, as Myers would have it. But the ...more
Silverlock was better. That should really be a surprise to anyone, as Silverlock is so much better known. This book felt like the author knew how clever he was and why Silverlock was popular, and just went way way way too far in that direction. The end result was a much more incoherent plot and a protagonist you couldn't care less about. There were several moments that were amusing and references that when you recognized them you chortled to yourself about how clever you were, but that was too ...more
Feb 13, 2008 John rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Literature Buffs
Shelves: fantasy
Great tribute to literature.
Way too academic.
Every page is like deciphering a literature teacher's cryptex.
However, it's got some great poetry interspersed.

My recommendation: Read Silverlock and forget this nonsense.
Just for the record, this is not a sequel to Silverlock; it does not pick up with any of the characters in that book. It's similar to Silverlock in that it has a lot of literary references.
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Myers was born and grew up on Long Island, New York. He attended the University of New Mexico briefly, but was expelled for being one of the writers in a rebel newspaper, The Pariah. After extensive travel through Europe and the United States, Myers worked for the New York World and San Antonio Evening News. He was also an advertising copywriter. Myers served a short term in the U.S. Army during W ...more
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