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Pandemonium (2008)

av Daryl Gregory

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In the 1950s, ordinary people of varying ages and backgrounds are possessed by entities that seem to spring from the collective unconscious, that many would call demons. It is believed that the key to resolving this plague pivots around the possessed Del Pierce; for whom the cure may be worse than the disease.… (mer)
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I suppose this is the first Daryl Gregory that I really really loved. And since it's only my second novel, it might be not too far a stretch to start thinking he might be one of THOSE AUTHORS.

You know, Good Ideas, Great Execution, Cool Characters, Deep Plot... and while we're at it, it's a fantasy/SF hybrid with major horror undertones, a vast world-building mythology/history doing an alternate universe diverging from the '50's and ending in the present.

DEMONS. Or is it daemons? Whatever, it's awesome. Possession all over the place and while there are still people with mental health issues, real demons are possessing people out in the open and it's kinda obvious as hell it's a real thing. So real that it's on the law books. Media. You name it. It's there. And this is just the setup.

The rest of this novel has surprises. So I'm not gonna start spoiling stuff, but the fact that this begins quirky and develops fascinating twists and never strays far from a gorgeously drawn world with complicated and cool characters in a VERY un-UF way, becoming more of a thriller than anything, makes me want to jump for joy.

It's a serious treatment of both mental health, fantasy, and Jungian analysis. :) And because it leans fully on the hardcore fantasy side rather than a trite dismissal on the traditional fiction side just makes me weep with joy. :)

So yeah, I love this stuff. :) Quality all the way through. :) ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Like many other reviewers, I really enjoyed the worldbuilding. In particular, I liked the uneasy linkage between science and mysticism, and the sense that no one actually has the answers and everyone is working from their own incomplete understanding. But also like other reviewers, I felt it faltered in the last third. ( )
  being_b | Jan 8, 2020 |
I feel like for a tribute to Jung and PKD, he definitely could've made it a lot weirder. I like weird books, though. It would work well as a comic book. Kind of reminded me of Scott Westerfield's writing... more clever than Westerfield, though.

Overall, very well-executed. ( )
  xiaomarlo | Apr 17, 2019 |
This was an interesting urban fantasy type book about an alternate world where a set of demons periodically possess people. It’s a stand alone book and a creative read, but was a little hard to follow at times.

Parts of the story get a bit ambiguous and hard to follow; Del is struggling with his reality and some other realities which can be a bit tough to keep track of. However, it ended up being a decent story that kept my attention up to the end.

I really enjoyed the world-building. I also loved how supportive Del’s family was despite him going through some pretty rough stuff throughout the story. I also thought the twist at the end was interesting and completely unpredictable without seeming contrived.

Overall I enjoyed this book. It was a creative urban fantasy read with some amazing world-building, an engaging story, and characters that are flawed but still surprisingly likable. I would recommend to those who enjoy gritty urban fantasy that’s a bit ambiguous at times. ( )
  krau0098 | May 19, 2018 |
3 stars

I liked this story’s concept but the execution fell short, partly due to some editing mistakes (is Del’s brother “Lew” or “Lou”?), and partly the novel’s wildly inconsistent pacing. It was a unique story and actually pretty good taking into account this is a debut novel. His writing definitely improves with his later books, especially [b:We Are All Completely Fine|20344877|We Are All Completely Fine|Daryl Gregory|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1407196510s/20344877.jpg|28350172].

This book is definitely off-beat and wonderfully strange. There are tons of cultural and sci-fi/ fantasy references (the most humorous was Philip K. Dick being possessed by the demon, Valis), and many fantastically weird characters. I really wish the story worked better. As I mentioned, the pacing was odd, jumping all over the place. Another awkward piece was the unnecessary romance, which did nothing to help the story.

Overall, not a bad read. It just needed a stronger editor to reign it in. ( )
  ssimon2000 | May 7, 2018 |
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