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The Good Fairies of New York by Martin…

The Good Fairies of New York (original 1992; edition 2006)

by Martin Millar

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Title:The Good Fairies of New York
Authors:Martin Millar
Info:Soft Skull Press (2006), Paperback, 256 pages
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Very silly, irreverent fun fantasy in New York City with drunken Scottish faeries playing punk music on their fiddles. If that can't sell you on reading this, I don't know what will. ( )
  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
Favola contemporanea strampalata e surreale: spesso divertente, talvolta lenta e ingarbugliata. Le decine di nomi non aiutano a chiarire le idee e il mitico papavero a triplice corolla è eccessivamente sfortunato.
Certo che ci vuole una bella fantasia a immaginare un'invasione di fate nella Grande Mela: merita davvero una lettura. ( )
  LaPizia | Aug 3, 2017 |
Tongue-in-cheek, perfect reading material for the airport or a day at the beach. I enjoyed the silliness and respected the candid treatment of a serious illness (Crohn's) and the plight of the homeless in New York. The fairies were a little reminiscent of the Nac Mac Feegle characters from some of Terry Pratchett's books, which I have to say come off better than Millar's. The adventure occasionally lapses into confusion for the reader to follow, but hey! it's an airport / beach book, right? ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jul 27, 2017 |
I was pleasantly surprised by this book and I enjoyed it a lot more than some of the Neil Gaiman books I've read (sorry!). The humor is sharp and the characters are realistic and well-developed, humans and fairies alike. I would highly recommend this book to fans of fantasy, and especially to those who enjoy Neil Gaiman books. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Jun 29, 2016 |
Not very good. Characterizations were flat. No description good descriptions of the fairies, so never got a good idea of what they looked like. I just didn't care about the characters. Disappointing. ( )
  debs913 | Apr 2, 2016 |
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Dinnie, an overweight enemy of humanity, was the worst violinist in New York, but was practicing gamely when two cute little fairies stumbled through his fourth-floor window and vomited on the carpet.
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Zwei schottische Distelfeen verfliegen sich zum schlechtesten Geiger von New York und stellen alles auf den Kopf.
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Dinnie, an overweight enemy of humanity, was the worst violinist in New York, but was practicing gamely when two cute little fairies stumbled through his fourth-floor window and vomited on the carpet. . . .

When a pair of fugitive Scottish thistle fairies end up transplanted to Manhattan by mistake, both the Big Apple and the Little People have a lot of adjusting to do. Heather and Morag just want to start the first radical fairy punk rock band, but first they’ll have make a match between two highly unlikely sweethearts, start a street brawl between rival gangs of Italian, Chinese, and African fairies, help the ghost of a dead rocker track down his lost guitar, reclaim a rare triple-bloomed Welsh poppy from a bag lady with delusions of grandeur, disrupt a local community performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and somehow manage to stay sober enough to save all of New York from an invasion of evil Cornish fairies.

If they can stop feuding with each other, that is.

A racy and irreverent novel by Martin Millar, winner of the World Fantasy Award.

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The Good Fairies of New York tells the fish-out-of-water story of two Scottish thistle fairies who find themselves in Manhattan. The fairies hook up with two humans, Kerry (complete with colostomy bag) and Dinnie (antisocial in the extreme), finding time to help both get their acts together. A book that brings together race riots and Scottish folklore, The Good Fairies of New York is anything but a typical fairy fantasy.… (more)

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