Ryan Cooper

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A funny, well natured jab at PC culture.

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-02

To put my review in perspective a bit, I identify as a pretty politically correct person. To summarize this book in a sentence: a Terry Pratchett-esque jaunt with a lovable cast of misfits who work for a secret magical society that fight eldritch Lovecrafitan horrors and PR-obsessed bureaucracy. There's a lot to love here, but my favorite part is the handling of our modern outrage and PC culture. Like all great satire, both sides of the debate get a good ribbing. The tone isn't dismissive of either side, but pokes fun at both, and I think that lets us have a healthier debate about the entire thing. I was worried that with the passing of Sir Terry, we'd be short on hilarious, poignant fantastical novels, but I see now we didn't need to worry. We've got Yahtzee Crowshaw.

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