Thursday, January 28, 2010

Flaming Jailbreak

The Unwritten #9, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

This odd title about the intrusion of fiction into the real world continues. Tom Taylor (possibly the fictional Tommy Taylor of his father's popular books of children's fantasy) is escaping from jail ahead of a mysterious team of heavily armed nutters intent on killing him. He is perturbed when he starts manifesting abilities of his fictional alter-ego, but more upset when bad things happen to people who have somewhat lost sense of the boundaries between stories and the real world.

The Unwritten remains an entertaining read, but surely they cannot maintain the ambiguity as to what is going on for much longer? And once they give us the big reveal, does the book stop being interesting?

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