A Fairy Tale

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
When an ancient race of horrific creatures begin rising from the earth, the fate of the world rests in the hands of an epileptic millionaire, a shy Native American, a chain-smoking coroner, a ball-breaking lesbian, and an elderly psychic. Can this group of unlikely heroes defeat an evil that's straight out of hell? With bluster, BS, and a mighty big shotgun, they'll sure die trying.

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About Nate Dean

It's the same old story, really: schooling, a degree, minor works published in minor publications. Not quite the same, I'd wager, are the the following random, biological factoids: I grew up in a farm house haunted by the spirit of my great grandfather. My current house is also haunted (a little girl this time around). I'm a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I review horror films. Besides South Dakota, I've lived in Montana and Wisconsin. For a time, I worked for Barnes & Noble (yes, it was awesome). In college, a strange twist of fate led to me having a nice conversation with Maya Angelou. I've sauntered around Walden Pond. I toured Berlin, West and East, prior to the wall coming down. In Mexico, I had occasion to lunch at the honest-to-God Hotel California (by the way...the mission and its bell are still there). Finally, during a visit to Las Vegas (there's always a Vegas story) I and my friends fled the city and spent the day pestering secuity personnel at Area 51. We didn't lose money gambling and also somehow managed to stay out of prison. It was a win-win kind of day.

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Tyler Waxdahl reviewed on on March 8, 2011

I forgot to star it. Oops! Sorry, Mr. Dean.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Tyler Waxdahl reviewed on on March 8, 2011
(no rating)
This was a good read. I hope I see more from this young author. I read this book over the course of a few days; up to 100 pages per sitting. Although not a "page turner" in the traditional sense, my eyes were glued to the monitor. Modern technology!

I like how he blended the episodes together nearly seamlessly. He did a fabulous job tying them all together as the story progressed quickly. His portrayal of The President was in a favorable light, although The Man was faced with unbelievable events, and opted for the wrong "solution" when pressured for one.

Mr. Dean's description of the surroundings and the events makes me want to visit the places he wrote about in this book, with the exceptions of Fairy Lake and Volga. They seem dreadfully dreary, which is an ode to his successful style of description. I highly recommend this humor- and social commentary-infused horror story.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
shevawn oconnell reviewed on on Nov. 2, 2010

The art work fo the cover of this book caught my eye. I don't usually read fantasy style writting, I've read detective stories since I was 8, starting with Nancy Drew past john Grisham, now James Patterson, though lately his books have draged a bit and I am surching for something to sustain my intrest for more than a few chapters. I could not stop reading this book. I read through the night, I am a slow reader, the charictures were alive, funny, human, real. I couldnt wait to read the next page, my eyes ripped accross every sentance, devowering each paragraph. It felt as if I lost a friend as I finished the last words. I await in anticipation for the next book this wonderful new author publishes. I will be first in line, or now on line to purchase it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Stephanie Jansen reviewed on on Oct. 28, 2010

Excellent! Loved it! Very entertaining book--imagine Tom Robbins, John Irving, Tales of the City and A Haunting all in a blender together tackling the issues of Good and Evil in our lives. Great themes, great characters, nothing florid about this novel. I highly recommend it to anyone.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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