A lovely review of Catskinner’s Book.
Misha Burnett’s urban fantasy series is weird. That’s all I knew when I picked up Catskinner’s Book. Upon reading it, I can confirm that Catskinner’s Book is, indeed, very weird, but I mean that in the best sense possible. If you want something different from your usual urban fantasy/science fiction fare, look no further.
James has a problem. His culty parents basically grafted an otherworldly, non-physical creature to James’ being. The creature is psychotic and believes violence is the best answer. It can also take control of James’ body to perform superhuman acts of brutal butchery. After spending years in various institutions, James has finally settled down into something approximating a life. He holds down a job at an electrical supply store while Victor, his boss and only kinda-sorta friend, sometimes sends him on missions to kill certain people. Everything works fine until Victor is murdered and James is thrust…
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