Review: The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump by Harry Turtledove

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Publisher: Open Road

Publishing Date: June 2015

ISBN: 9781504009430

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3.1/5

Publisher Description: David Fisher pushes paper for the EPA in a world that’s a lot like ours . . . only different. In this California—and throughout the alternate United States—all gods are real, science doesn’t exist, and magic rules everything, running imp-driven computers and creating anxiety-inducing bumper-to-bumper flying-carpet rush hours. 

Review: Since this was first published long ago and has had scads of reviews, I will limit my review to a paragraph. I had a good time reading this. It dwells more on the surface and emotes in a shallow field, but that’s ok. It is meant to render in a light hearted and often times funny/punny way. The downside is that the world building parallels our reality with an infusion of magic and assorted Laws, usually of the Demi-godly sort. Not real inventive but interesting in an expected presentation.  The novel also tends to drag on and on with internal dialogue.

 

 

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