Book: The Chronicles of Dan Lee O’Brien Author: David Jordan Pages: 252 Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Fiction Published: 2016, Paragon Publishing Rating: ★★★1/2 These stories put Irish mythology into a modern context by following the adventures of anti-hero, Dan Lee O’Brien, a pipe smoking, trench coat wearing, bike riding magician and investigator of the supernatural. An older, more laid […]
I went into this book with little to no expectations; I’d seen a flux of artsy photos of its cover (probably in anticipation of the third book in the series being released in October) as well as some pretty jaw-dropping fan art, and I read some reviews, which were mostly mixed between love and hate for the series. After reading it, I found myself, unfortunately, on the disappointed side of things.
Let me start this review off by saying that I realize I’m not the target audience for this book – trust me, I know; I borrowed it from my library and had to venture into the junior section (semi-self-consciously) to pluck it off the shelf…
So I don’t know about you, but fantasy books seem to give me the worst kind of book-hangover imaginable. Not knowing what to do with myself, I usually drown my fiction-induced emotions out with music. Because that’s healthy??
I have a very vivid memory, from years ago, when I made my parents drive me to the bookstore the day City of Glass came out. As I walked out of the store, two girls a few years older than me sat at a small table eating cinnabons (the cinnabon store was appropriately placed next to the bookstore), and they spotted me holding the book fast against my chest, and then they smiled, as one said “she’s here for the same reason we are”