Saturday, September 12, 2015

Johnny Rev, by Rachel Pollack

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Jack Shade, a supernatural investigator in New York City, is stalked by his own duplicate. (24,099 words; Time: 1h:20m)

Rating: ★★★★☆ Recommended
Recommended By: SFEP

"Johnny Rev," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 07-08|15, published on by .

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This is the third Jack Shade story, but it stands on its own very well. The writing flows smoothly, the descriptions of the characters, locations, and magical elements all feel very real--disbelief never rears its ugly head.

The worst that can be said about it is that it's probably longer than it needs to be. That and the fact that we don't really care much about Jack--we root for him, but he never strongly engages our sympathy.

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