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The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust
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Aug 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction-and-fantasy, african-american-lit-and-history, canadian-lit
Read from August 24 to 27, 2011

Although I found that I wasn't terribly invested in the actual plot (dealing with Egyptian, Sudanese, and North American mythical figures and histories), Minister Faust is a genius at developing characters' voices. There are many characters here, and each of them gets at least a brief turn at first-person narration; in another writer's hands, this would likely be quite confusing, but their voices are so distinctive and interesting that it is not only easy to follow but extremely entertaining. And I loved the two main characters, Ye and Hamza, particularly their pop culture references (those to nerd culture, movies, conspiracy theories, and world music were particularly notable) and the strong and nicely developed friendship between the two of them.
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