Just Another Day in Suburbia

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Life in the peaceful, suburban community of Forest Glen, Pennsylvania, hasn’t been the same since Masaman the Troll bought the old fixer-upper on Oak Tree Lane. But really, how could it be? There’s a Zombie overseeing renovations, a Dwarf and a Goblin joining them for the weekly Poker Night – and at least one person who wants them all to go back to living under a bridge somewhere. More

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About Liz Pierce

Liz Pierce writes "suburban fantasy" -- lighthearted stories that blur the boundaries between the real world and the fantastical, but are lighter and less edgy than their urban cousins. And, hopefully, a little more fun.

Find more of her work at www.lizpiercebooks.com

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Review by: L.A. (Escape From) Reviewer on May 25, 2011 :
As a longtime fantasy reader, I've been more than a little intrigued by Elizabeth Ann Pierce's foray into `suburban fantasy'. This `sub' genre (pun intended!) of fantasy is a little lighter, a little less noir than many offerings of late.

By bringing in creatures who've just `moved in' from the fantasy realm, Pierce's `Suburbia' meets all expectations, and then some. And it does so with good-natured humor, genuinely interesting characters, and more than a dash of heart.

Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, Masaman the Troll - who lives under Philly's 34th street bridge - prevents a would-be jumper from committing suicide, ending up with a house in the suburbs as his reward. Kind, but civilizationally challenged (he's a cab driver during the day, what do you expect?), he serves as the focal character in a timely fish-out-of-water story.

The plot gets even more enjoyable as Pierce assembles a cast of characters to help out Masaman's transition - a bunch of over-caffinated goblins, a grumpy dwarf moonlighting as a P.I., and a zombie-fied interior decorator. The challenge? Winning acceptance to a skeptical neighborhood - all while some unknown antagonist attempts to pin petty crimes on the new troll-neighbor.

If you're looking for a sunnier take on fantasy, this book is a superb place to start!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Glair Publishing on May 25, 2011 :
Very enjoyable. Makes us realize that trolls,goblins,zombies and other fairy folk are people too.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
Review by: Darlene Fairley on April 14, 2011 :
What an enjoyable story! So very pleasant to read a book that isn't based on death/destruction/sex and that is written with humor and includes trolls (my favorite), zombies and goblins along with humans.

The story includes so many possible sequels that all I can say is, "Please!"
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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