Thursday, August 3, 2017

Title: Unfiction
Author: Gene Doucette
Publisher: Orbit
Available:  Now
Genre:  Fantasy
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4 stars

When Oliver Naughton joins the Tenth Avenue Writers Underground, headed by literary wunderkind Wilson Knight, Oliver figures he’ll finally get some of his wild imaginings out of his head and onto paper. 
But when Wilson takes an intense interest in Oliver's writing and his genre stories of dragons, aliens, and spies, things get weird. Oliver’s stories don’t just need to be finished: they insist on it. 
With the help of Minerva, Wilson’s girlfriend, Oliver has to find the connection between reality, fiction, the mythical Cydonian Kingdom, and the non-mythical nightclub called M Pallas. That is, if he can survive the alien invasion, the ghosts, and the fact that he thinks he might be in love with Minerva. 
Unfiction is a wild ride through the collision of science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror and romance. It's what happens when one writer's fiction interferes with everyone's reality. 
Unfiction is the latest novel from Gene Doucette, the bestselling author of The Spaceship Next Door.

What a wonderfully weird quirky book.  I was intrigued with the first chapter and then got sucked into every single story!  I didn't see the end coming as it did and was greatly overjoyed at that fact as so many books now you can see through from beginning to end.  It also taxes the memory a little, there was a lot of minute details that I needed to go back and check.  I wouldn't think it would be possible to fit 6 genre's in one novel  but here it is, in black and white.Never having read Mr. Doucette's books before I'm now looking forward to reading more.  If you are looking for something a little more than your one genre book or looking for something to get you out of that reading slump, I'd pick this up and probably forego all afternoon plans!  And that cover!

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