The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

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The Good Fairies of New York tells the fish-out-of-water story of two Scottish thistle fairies who find themselves in Manhattan. The fairies hook up with two humans, Kerry (complete with colostomy bag) and Dinnie (antisocial in the extreme), finding time to help both get their acts together. A book that brings together race riots and Scottish folklore, The Good Fairies of New York is anything but a typical fairy fantasy.

About Martin Millar

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Martin Millar is the author of the Thraxas series; The Good Fairies of New York; Lonely Werewolf Girl; Suzy Led Zeppelin, and Me; and Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation. He lives in London. Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. Gaiman worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. It is the comic book he is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including 9 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 3 Harvey Awards, and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. He writes both children and adult books. His adult books include Stardust, which won the Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults in 1999; American Gods, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards; and Anansi Boys. His children's books include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish; Coraline, which won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards; The Wolves in the Walls; and The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Award in 2009. He also co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett. He is currently working on making a film of one of his early books, Neverwhere. His most recent work is entitled Fortunately, the Milk.
Published December 1, 1992 by Fourth Estate Classic House. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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You've heard of cyberpunk - welcome to the world of faepunk.

Mar 23 2010 | Read Full Review of The Good Fairies of New York

The Bookbag

You wish Millar had made it easier for us - perhaps even as easy as he seems to let fairy lore, Scottish and Gaelic fairy history, and Celtic music trip from his pen.

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Open Letters Monthly

It’s a technique that Millar has perfected in the years between writing Good Fairies of New York and Lonely Werewolf Girl—while the novels share the same farcical and jumbled style, Werewolf paints a larger and more complex world because it is almost twice the length of Good Fairies.

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Fantasy Literature

The Good Fairies of New York is light and fun reading that’s recommendable to virtually anyone, unless you’re the type that doesn’t think that drunken multiracial fairies makes for excellent reading.

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Curious Book Fans

Between the two of them, the eighteen inch trouble-makers work on bringing the two unlikely lovers together, while inadvertently starting street brawls with Italian and Chinese fairies, bringing the wrath of the fairy king of Cornwall upon the city, and getting drunk again (and again).

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