Monday, 8 July 2013
Drag Hunt - Pat Kelleher
Drag Hunt is the latest book in the Gods & Monster universe created by Chuck Wendig for Abaddon books. Basically, God threw out all the other gods and mythical beings, and they now find themselves trapped on earth with the rest of us. They are not happy bunnies, and have once again cooked up a nefarious plan. A plan which involves little Coyote.
We'll follow Coyote on a merry chase looking for his lost member, but never lost for words. You cannot say the same about Richard, a mere mortal, who gets dragged into this mess when Coyote tricks him for all his money. The two form a partnership, which at the beginning might not be an equal partnership, but to Coyote's surprise Richard proves his worth. It's a rather bonkers read where you can expect truly witty comments sprinkled with a few fart jokes, but Drag Hunt also has a more serious side to it. Coyote might favour tricks or ways of humiliating his opponents, but he is a minority. So, don't worry there is suspense and action as well.
Drag Hunt is an easy book to like for its wit, great characters and world-building, which is literally filled with wonders, and it left me with a feeling of happiness. I really hope there will be more by Pat Kelleher in this setting.
Drag Hunt weighs in at 118 pages and is published by Abaddon Books.