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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
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Aug 04, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, horror, humor, fantasy, mars-book, ya-lit, 2011
Read from August 02 to 04, 2011

Certain books are utterly delightful - they manage to incorporate a good amount of researched details and realistic reactions to create a fantasy world that comes out seeming perfectly real. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer felt that way to me.

The protagonist, Sam LaCroix, is bewildered by what he's thrown into. Nevertheless, the text is devoid of the screams of shock and numb confusion, preferring instead to have the characters make smart-ass observations and become ashamed at even the slightest hint of overreaction. The book is clever, witty, and even manages a few disturbing moments, though I wouldn't describe it as scary.

For the classic rock fan, there are several wonderful references and each chapter title is a nod to a different song. I have to say, I'll be keeping my eyes open for more books by McBride. I hope this is only the first step in a long, delightful journey.
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David Katzman Sounds fun.

Hilary It's incredibly amusing. My only complaint about the overall book was how often the perspective shifts happened. I think the book would've been a bit better if the author went with third person throughout the whole of it rather than having Sam written in first person and then chapters devoted to Brid and Douglas in third.. but, the book is fun enough that it survives all that. :)

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