Magic Street?

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Magic Street?

1ellen.w
okt 2, 2006, 12:45pm

Who's read it? What did you think? I've been remiss in purchasing recent OSC books, and somehow this one didn't really appeal to me. (What can I say -- I'm not really an urban fantasy fan.)

2gilroy
Redigeret: okt 10, 2020, 7:00am

I have this book in my (extensive) to be read pile, but right now, OSC is being relegated behind David Weber... Its a long story as to why, but lets just say I'm more caught up on the OSC reading then the DW reading...

Magic Street

3blbooks
dec 19, 2006, 9:43pm

I read it but it's been at least nine months if not a full year since I have. I remember liking it, but it took a few chapters to get into it. I'm not sure it's going in my top ten of OSC works. Something you might one day consider checking out from the library, but unless you find a cheap used copy, I wouldn't pay full price.

4saltmanz
okt 6, 2008, 12:45pm

I read it this summer for the first time. It's readable, but it's definitely one of his worst books.

5gilroy
maj 11, 2010, 7:03am

I'm agreeing with Saltmanz here. I read it and did not care for the story. Other reviews say it is a rewritten fairytale. If it is, it hacked the fairy tale to bits and used the scraps to make a story.

It took me almost a month to read the dang thing and that is because I forced myself to finish it.

6lorienstarlight
jan 31, 2011, 4:17pm

Read it. Not my favorite, but not the worst. I thought the worst was Treasure Box (Treasure Box's first chapter was really good, but after that it was pretty bad.)

Magic Street is OSC's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, modernized, with an African-American protagonist. That's the gist of it; it's skippable without much loss. I'd say it was an experiment with mediocre results.

7saltmanz
feb 2, 2011, 11:11am

See, I loved Treasure Box. It got a little silly at the veeeery end, but I just couldn't put it down. Parts of it freaked me out a little, too, which is always a good thing. (The best part of Magic Street is the what-the-crap-just-happened beginning.)