The rain is almost its own character in this story. Don't know how I feel about that. Others joined her, voices and languages mingling until the threads of sound became a tapestry, weaving tight around the chaos, hemming it in. This all should give you a sense of the rich stew that Ford unleashes on the unsuspecting reader. He believes Roku should take over his position eventually.
Roku is half fae, a naturally born half breed of faery and human that lives basically in a half state of… everything in his life. Sometimes it felt like there was stuff piled on top of stuff and all that covered with magic! In my book everything that Rhys Ford puts out is golden. The Arcane Crimes Division operates a little differently than other divisions. This is written with her singular style and skill and the world building is just superb. And then there's Bob the Cat! Before Trent Leonard arrived, MacCormack shot and arrested his previous partner for stealing protected dragon eggs. In turn I would have liked just a teeny tiny bit cut off to focus on the plot.
Many men have difficulties in handling their feelings and will relate to Roku. Alongside, there are evocative extracts from great New England literature - by Thoreau, Lovecraft and Sebastian Junger. You get a glimpse that the heart is sure to follow here, but it begins as more of a frantic, desperate coupling between these two men that is tenuous and yet insanely wanted by both, even though it scares the hell out of them. Her stories are rich in descriptive prose, and her characters more tightly wound than seems possible. What did you like best about this story? I really liked the short story version of this - and loved the expanded one. Between the Asian accents, the Scottish accents, and the American accents — both male and female — Ford certainly kept him busy and Tremblay demonstrates that he was up for the challenge.
Now a little bit about Dim Sum Asylum the novel. In this she created an intriguing world, where human and faerie worlds blended for some reason. Roku is a detective who is half fae, he comes from a crime family and his grandfather wants him to take over someday. While I felt Trent was a bit shallow in terms of character development, I still got enough of a sense of who he was and what he was missing in his life that the connection he sought with Roku, romantically, made sense. Is there any better combination than Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay? The deeper involved they become the more unclear the motive and next target are.
Author by : Great Britain. I got lost in the story from about 40% yes, I think it took me longer to get into this one, but once I did I was truly hooked. It was rather complex though and I admit to struggling with the numerous names for creatures and their functions, encountered along the way. After Miki survives the tragic accident that killed his best friend and the other members of their band, Sinner's Gin, all he wants is to hide from the world in the refurbished warehouse he bought before their last tour. Tremblay does such an awesome job with character voices, timing, emotion.
Roku really doesn't want a new partner, but he doesn't really have a choice and he is quick to admit that something about Trent pulls at Roku. It is damn hard to immerge in the story, when the need to google an expression or speculate on the meaning of a sentence takes up a lot of the 'reading-time'. I've read and listened on audio most all of her books, numerous times. Granted the dragons are more background dressing than an actual part of the story. I was too lost in trying to keep track of the world that Rhys Ford created to be that invested in a romance that, frankly, barely got any page-time.
We got a Rhys Ford book, baby! This one's a fast paced story filled with twist, turns and surprises. Tristan is prepared for challenges, though not necessarily from the ghosts he's seen since childhood. It reminded me of another Ford series that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was still a great escapist read, with fascinating twists on the San Francisco landscape and Chinatown. Another funny description was: social skills of a stoned wombat. Pushing aside the hamsters, I grabbed at her arm and she hissed at me, wielding one of the dancing stuffed toys in her hand. Hurt can often keep us apart, and pain can come to us in many ways.
Some would say MacCormack is only half-living, a man just going through the motions, all he has left is being a cop and it's a job he loves and lives for. I think someone more used to sinking into fantastical worlds might have an easier time of it. His tragic backstory is revealed in stages throug Tag team review with I read the original short story in the and I liked it well enough. Thank you for joining me on the Dim Sum Asylum tour! Murgatroid lay her hand on my shoulder and sent a shockwave of electricity through my nerves and down my spinal cord, trapping me in a seizure. He's Roku's partner and he's got his back end of story as far as Trent's concerned. A hand slapped my shoulder, nearly sending me to the ground and I looked up to find Yamada standing next to me, chewing on a cooked Bucephalus pepper. Rhys Ford has created a strange fantasy novel in which reality is mixed with the faerie world.