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Martin Millar

Författare till The Good Fairies of New York

36+ verk 4,469 medlemmar 172 recensioner 3 favoritmärkta

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Inkluderar namnet: Martin Millar

Inkluderar även: Martin Scott (1)


Verk av Martin Millar

The Good Fairies of New York (1992) — Författare — 1,443 exemplar
Lonely Werewolf Girl (2007) 725 exemplar
Curse of the Wolf Girl (2010) 218 exemplar
Thraxas [omnibus] (1999) 174 exemplar
Lux the Poet (1988) 150 exemplar
Thraxas (1999) — Författare — 143 exemplar
Thraxas and the Sorcerers (2001) 136 exemplar
Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me (2002) 118 exemplar
Thraxas at War (2006) 113 exemplar
Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving (1994) 111 exemplar
Thraxas and the Warrior Monks (1999) 110 exemplar
Ruby and the Stone Age Diet (1989) 106 exemplar
Thraxas and the Dance of Death (2005) 102 exemplar
Thraxas Under Siege (2005) 98 exemplar
Death and Thraxas [omnibus] (1999) 94 exemplar
Thraxas at the Races (1999) 82 exemplar
Thraxas and the Elvish Isles (2000) 63 exemplar
The Collected Martin Millar (1998) 27 exemplar
Thraxas and the Ice Dragon (2013) 23 exemplar
Tank Girl: Novelisation (1995) 23 exemplar
Lux and Alby: Sign On and Save the Universe (1999) — Författare — 20 exemplar
Thraxas and the Oracle (2015) 14 exemplar
Supercute Futures (2018) 13 exemplar
Thraxas of Turai (2019) 9 exemplar
Jane Austen's Emma (2001) 8 exemplar
Kink Me Honey (2016) 3 exemplar
Thraxas Meets His Enemies (2022) 3 exemplar
Lux & Alby Sign On And Save The Universe Issue 2 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Thraxas, Books 1-3 (2006) 1 exemplar
Lux & Alby Sign On And Save The Universe Issue 1 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Lux & Alby Sign On And Save The Universe Issue 9 — Författare — 1 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Millar, Martin
Andra namn
Scott, Martin (pseudonym)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
London, England, UK
Priser och utmärkelser
World Fantasy Award (2000)
Julia Tyrrell Management
Imre & Dervis



Elfish and Mo were in a band together but after their relationship crashed and burned then so did the band. Mo is putting a new band together and to spite Elfish is going to use the name Queen Mab for it as he knows she wants that too. Elfish in desperation agrees to a contest with the winner earning the right to the name. She has to learn a 43 line speech from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and recite it prior to the live debut of Mo’s new band. She has a week. Good job she has no scruples and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

This is my least favourite of the author’s works I’ve read so far. The main character is a hedonistic narcissist who lies and cheats her way though life with the rest of the characters just being there for her to abuse. Despite this, the “story” is not as appalling as it sounds. It’s a slice-of-life tale about a struggling wannabe musician in ‘90’s Brixton. It’s fast-paced and told in short chapters as Elfish careens from one disaster to the next. I did kind of end up rooting for her in the end.
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AHS-Wolfy | 1 annan recension | Apr 18, 2022 |
An interesting entry in the series, with a more unsettled conclusion than most. Thraxas is at home as a detective in Turai, or as a soldier on the march, but being a detective in a marching army is a very different task. While the central mystery - or at least, the central *case* - seems explained by the end of the book, there's a broader wrongness at play. Thraxas is contemplative throughout, even philosophical as he muses on past events; and both he and other key players seem to have lost their edge. To my mind, Martin has done well in evoking some of that slightly foggy feeling in the narrative. In some ways it feels more Noir than much of the series set in the mean streets, which is quite an achievement.

It's not surprising that the atmosphere of the novels has shifted with Thraxas' (and Turai's) changing fortunes. Compared with getting a payout for a job in Turai, iesolving a murder while marching to a cataclysmic battle isn't going to leave the same closure and time-to-make-merry feeling in his or the reader's mind. The narrative ends with them heading into battle, leaving the tension of their fates unresolved, as well as the unanswered questions surrounding the case.

Despite the changing scenery and Thraxas' slow evolution, this is still the same old characters in the same old relationship - and I mean that in a positive way. While I could believe in war transforming Thraxas into a disciplined and professional warrior, this depiction of him unable to shake off lifelong habits seems more believable.
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Shimmin | 1 annan recension | Apr 11, 2022 |
Martin Millar is always hillarious - The Good Fairies of New York is a favorite - and this short read is no exception. Athens and Sparta are at war again, and Aristophanes's newest comedy is called Peace. Rehearsals are not going well as weapons-mongers and goddesses interfere with peace negotiations.
It's a typical Millar book, offbeat and funny with some inside jokes and weirdness.
N.W.Moors | 1 annan recension | Jan 16, 2022 |
Adult fiction; fantasy. Light reading; frequent typos but an enjoyable story. Engaging characters; lots of action.
reader1009 | 38 andra recensioner | Jul 3, 2021 |



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