When A Series Leaves You Behind: Repairman Jack And Why I Stopped Reading Something I Enjoyed

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I’m a big reader.  I teach English for a living, and reading a lot is required.  I write articles for Gabbing Geek, so I read even more.  Many of the books I read are part of ongoing Geek series, usually in the urban horror or fantasy realm.  My first column here was on urban fantasy and had a whole paragraph recommending various book series.

So, why’d I skip recommending one of the first series I read, the Repairman Jack novels? I used to recommend those books all the time.  Why skip out here when I had the chance?

Well, I had some reasons…

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Geek Lit: Thicker Than Water (Felix Castor Book 4)

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Gabbing Geek snared a great interview with author Mike Carey for his novel The Girl With All The Gifts a while back.  If you haven’t read it, you probably should.  Carey’s a great writer in the world of horror and dark fantasy, and if you haven’t read Girl or his great Vertigo series Lucifer, then you’re probably missing out on something.

He also has this dark, fun urban fantasy/horror series about a London-based exorcist named Felix “Fix” Castor.  Review with possible SPOILERS for the fourth book in said series, Thicker Than Water, after the cut.

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