Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review: On Unfaithful Wings

On Unfaithful Wings
On Unfaithful Wings by Bruce Blake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a bit of a departure from what I normally read. It was a very dark urban fantasy with a bunch of religious themes thrown in. We follow the character of someone with the unfortunate name of Icarus Fell. He's an ex-husband, ex-junkie, somewhat current alcoholic, and generally doomed person. The writing is really great and the story is very good. I can't really fault anything but the dark nature of the story that made me not love this book.

The paranormal aspect of this book was Ric's job as a grim reaper, essentially. This job comes complete with Angels to somewhat guide him and overdone scrolls with the soon to be departed's name on it (not a post-it, like in Dead Like Me). I really enjoyed the wit and pop culture references. They helped keep me entertained while dealing with the rather heavy subject matter.

Most of the story revolves around Ric's poor decisions or failings which, personally, I found really depressing. If you can look past the doom and gloom, this book was really great.

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