There was a time when I read a lot of fantasy fiction. The serious stuff by David Gemmell and the side-splittingly funny by Terry Pratchett, plus a few too many rubbishy Forgotten Realms titles. But I haven’t read much fantasy for years, so my latest choice of reading surprised me.
The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman certainly isn’t rubbish, but it is funny and serious at the same time and I’m still not entirely sure which way the author meant it to be taken. One page whimsical, the next brutal and uncompromising. It’s an odd combination. Read more ›››