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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

An Ungodly Child - by Rachel Green

I've never read a novel quite like this one. Rachel Green describes it as 'urban fantasy'.

I thought that I knew what to expect as I had first stumbled upon Rachel's writing when I found her blog
'Laverstone Tales' which is full of delightful characters who regularly embark on a wide variety of adventures.

What I wasn't prepared for was the rich vein of humour that underscores each chapter, the ability to poke fun at the absurdity of human nature and all else beyond it. The characters in 'An Ungodly Child' go through exquisitely choreographed journeys of self awareness .

This book in many ways reminded me of Stephen Shieber's collection of short stories 'Being Normal'. Forget that one of the main characters of this book is a demon called Jasfoup and you'll see that this novel is actually all about being and accepting others for being normal, whatever they may chose to define that as.

This is a book full of beauty, life, laughter and the enduring strength and acceptance that comes with true love. It enriched me and I am grateful that I was able to experience it. I know that I will read it again and again. I am sure many other readers will too.

You can see Rachel Green's photography, art and poetry on
this blog here

Rachel Green has told me that she has several finished novels and is looking for a publisher. How I wish I was an inde publisher...


the blueblog said...

Great review Deej, and a brilliant book...I couldn't agree more.

DK Leather said...

what a smashing review DJ, spot on and well done (not to mention thank you!)

BT said...

Super review Denyse. You are so observant in your realisation of the characters and the fact that we should accept all, not just the 'normal' for want of a better word.

Rachel will be thrilled.

Megan said...

Brilliant - looking forward to this one very much

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fabulous review, Denyse - Thank you