The plot is absolutely relentless and Shreve's voice adds humor to the story even in its darker corners. The villains are delightfully sinister and the heroes brave and resourceful. The story isn't entirely black and white though. The plot keeps twisting leaving the motives of even the villains in question. In addition to these acts of mutant violence the story sheds light on some harsh realities of the non-supernatural variety. Jacobs does a great job balancing a fast-paced plot with thought-provoking elements.
The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
Tags: Adventure, Fast-Paced, Friendship, Horror, Humor, Issues Fiction, Supernatural