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Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

Current Status:
In Season
Mike Carey
Grand Central Publishing
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B+

In Vicious Circle, the first time Felix Castor got rid of a ghost, he was 6 ā€” and it was his own sister’s. Since then, the world has become glutted with zombies, demons, and succubae. Felix is one of a few humans who can, when the pay’s right, exorcise them. Now his best friend is possessed by the nasty Asmodeus, who’s ”close to the top of the infernal pecking order.” Mike Carey’s phantasmagoria can get pretty dense, but Felix offers a darkly droll take on the circumstances of his world, which is just as familiar, intricate, and morally tangled as our own. B+