Book: The Unhappy Medium, by T. J. Brown
Genre: Fantasy / SF
Where I got it: Free Kindle download
Length: 438 pages
Briefly, it’s the tale of a theoretical physicist who is a complete sceptic about the supernatural, to the point of having his own TV show on the topic, who meets his comeuppance and is reluctantly converted. He becomes an agent of the supernatural… working for the goodies against the baddies, of course.
Comments: I am not a reader of science fiction or fantasy. I just don’t get the appeal. But there was enough humour in this book to keep me reading. Some of the dialogue between the protagonist and the characters from the “other world” provoked me to laughter out loud. The characters of Newton Barlow, his daughter, his dead mentor, and the ancient Greek were very well developed. This book won’t convert me to the genre, but it helped me to see that it’s not all bad!
Challenges: Full House Challenge, for the category “Paranormal or SF or Dystopian”; ebook reading challenge.