Curioddity

Curioddity

Book - 2016
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"Wil Morgan is a creature of habit--a low-budget insurance detective who walks to and from work with the flow of one-way traffic, and for whom imagination is a thing of the distant past. When a job opportunity enters the frame in the form of the mysterious Mr. Dinsdale--curator of the ever so slightly less-than-impressive Curioddity Museum--Wil reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing box of levity (the opposite of gravity). What he soon learns, however, is that there is another world out there--a world of magic we can only see by learning to un-look at things--and in this world there are people who want to close the Curioddity museum down. With the help of his eccentric new girlfriend Lucy, Wil will do everything he can to deliver on his promise to help Mr. Dinsdale keep the Curioddity Museum in business. Curioddity is Paul Jenkins' debut novel... exciting, fast-paced, and uncanny. A must-read"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250026156
Branch Call Number: JEN
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 25 cm

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Nov 01, 2017

A fun romp! No more than a yarn but a well-written one. I've always found that a witty title, and/or neologisms in general are good signs of high-class wordsmithery. It reminded me vaguely of Will Shetterly's Chimera.
It melds the private-detective trope (actually, the sub-genre of bumbling private eye) with that of urban fantasy (magic is afoot).
The shy detective breaks free of the hobbles of his fathers depressive programming, rediscovers the magic of the world, meets the freer-than-thou Girl, fights the dastardly villain, and of course saves the day.
If you like this sort of thing, I recommend anything by that past master of whimsy, Richard Brautigan.

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