Glen Cook book Dread Brass Shadows|
By use of a magic book one of the men in the books turns himself into a beautiful woman. Later he is killed while female and slowly begins to change back to male form. When he is found he's half and half.|
, 542 months, post #1 |
This book is part of an excellent series of hard-boiled detective
pastiches. It's one of the middling books, not as good as the best.
Porbably gets a 2, although only becasue the better ones should get
a 3. The TG is minimal.|
, 542 months, post #2 |
The tone of this story is quite funny. Basically, try to imagine a
hard-boiled Daishell Hammett detective, some hard-living flatfoot
trying to buck authority and cut corners-- living in a Terry
Pratchett novel. You sort of get the idea. The TG scene is
minimal--about three sentences worth. The man-as-woman does show up
in his disguise but doesn't reveal who (s)he is; later the body is
found dead and half-transformed. That's about it. (My review is
longer than the scene.) But the book is fun. Give it a read, but
don't expect too much out of the TG.|
, 173 months, post #3 |
Fun book. The transposition of the classic detective character into
a world of ogres, elves, dwarves, magicians and the like is
enjoyable. The madcap story line is a treat as the hero deals with
an inexplicable surplus of beautiful redheads. We only find out
later that one of them used to be a man, and the discovery only
comes well after that particular redhead has departed from the
scene and is found dead. A good read, though.
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