Paul is one of the store's three co-owners, along with Kelly and Sarah. Being in the book business since 1989, Paul is our General Manager & one of our resident ebook gurus. He enjoys reading & writing speculative fiction while listening to jazz & eating mangos. He likes fixing, building, and solving, making bottomless bowls of mashed potatoes and all things cheesy...including his jokes.
Finally, the culmination of the amazing fantasy that began with The Magicians is here. I’ve walked the magical and flawed footsteps of Quentin Coldwater, sharing his adventures, waiting and wanting him to overcome his personal demons and finally fulfill his quest… proving it’s never too late to come of age.
When I finished this book-- this story about severely burned teenager, a guitar, a rock 'n' roll road trip, and finding your place in the world-- and the goosebumps brought on by the ending subsided, I was sorry to have finished it. I may be done with the book, but it's not done with me. Harbinger "Harry" Jones' honest, gutsy, ironic, scarred, scared, real, damaged-but-not-broken voice is one that will stay with me. I sure loved living inside his head for a while. Lightning might have ALMOST struck Harry, but the lightning of inspiration must have ACTUALLY hit this author. --Paul
Picking up where The Last Werewolf left off, Duncan again delivers his own brand of literary horror. He does for werewolves what Anne Rice did for vampires: he lets us walk in their skins, feel their pain... their hungers... their lust... their self-loathing. --Paul
A Faustian tale like no other. Cabal is... well... a necromancer, having sold his soul to the devil because it was "interfering with his experiments." Now he wants it back. So he makes a deal with the devil. Dark, subtle hilarity ensues as Cabal, a socially inept anti-hero that the reader comes to root for, opens a circus of the macabre to collect souls to trade for his own. Everyone I've recommended this book to has loved, loved, loved it. --Paul