The Shambling Guide to New York City

  • ISBN 9780316221177
  • Price 14.99
  • CurrencyUSD
  • Edition Paperback

Does this cover remind you of anything? Well, it reminded me of that scene in MIB where soon to be Agent J must shoot at the hostiles only to turn out that sweet little school girl is up to no good and the ‘monsters’ have issues, such as a stuffy nose.  Where am I going with this? Look again at the cover. In New York City things aren’t always what they appear to be and this is what Zoe, a uniquely qualified travel writer, confirms through a series of determined steps to prove she’s got what it takes for the Underground Press- a travel publisher for those of the non-human, or Coterie, kind.

Like any large city, Shambling’s NYC has mystery and intrigue and a nefarious plot to take over the city and with luck (depending on your point of view) the world. This may be a cutesy way to look at entities who are known to be evil, but Lafferty gives these guys a humanistic side that allows human and non-humans to co-exist in a thriving city.

Shambling Guide is a delight to read. You’ll chuckle through chapters, think “eeewww, gross!” and how cool while you read about how the other half lives.  You may even start to wonder about your co-worker or house mate.


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