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Geekomancy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Let me start out by saying that I hate most Sci-Fi/Fantasy books

Let me start out by saying that I hate most Sci-Fi/Fantasy books. I was forced to read a Sci-Fi book in 9th grade and loved it, read every single one in the series, and then, pretty much lost faith in the genre after a multitude of authors failed me with too-detailed d...
Let me start out by saying that I hate most Sci-Fi/Fantasy books. I was forced to read a Sci-Fi book in 9th grade and loved it, read every single one in the series, and then, pretty much lost faith in the genre after a multitude of authors failed me with too-detailed discussion of weapons, miserable excuses for dialect, and terrible, terrible plot and character development.

Michael Underwood did not fail me. The characters are relatable and realistic, the action moves along with an appropriate level of exposition, and even though my geekiness stems largely from living vicariously through a D&D-playing spouse, Dr. Who fanatic friends, and a well-read/watched corps of slash-fanfiction-writing college friends rather than actively participating, the abundant geek cultural references (some of which were way over my head) did not detract from this read.

This book is billed, quite rightly, as a book for geeks, but I’m not a very adherent one and I loved it all the same. If you, like me, have a chequered past with Sci-Fi/Fantasy, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by giving this one a try.

posted by ARoseFormo on July 16, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not bad.

Great plot premise (

posted by 3936663 on August 4, 2012

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

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    Ree is a lovely, geeky lady that sells comic books and lattes fo

    Ree is a lovely, geeky lady that sells comic books and lattes for a living. Her dream is to write a screenplay that takes off and launches her career. Until that happens she's content working at Cafe Xombie and hanging out with her friends. A strange customer comes into the comic book store one day and everything in Ree's life changes.

    Ree's eyes are opened to magic and creatures that go bump in the night. After talking with Eastwood (the strange customer) she begins to submerge herself into that world. Ree quickly learns more about the powers available and the local hangouts/markets for people in the know. She then decides to help Eastwood solve who is behind the teen suicides.

    I can honestly say I was surprised at who was behind the suicides. Geekomancy is a book that all geeks should be required to read. It pretty much collected all things geek and shoved it into a book and made it work. There were tons of references that I came to look forward to while reading. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Geeks forever! Big nasties never!

    Fun. Inventive. A darn good read. You could do a lot worse. He needs to write another quickly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Fun and filled with geekdom

    I look forward to (hopefully) reading a series devoted to our hero, Ree and her Steampunk pal Drake. The only thing stopping me from giving it my full recommendation is that I do not think the author quite realizes the power that Ree posesses. I won't give anything away, but, for those who have read the book, I will say that Ree needs to go watch the 1987 movie Wall Street or perhaps even better the 2011 movie Limitless.

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