Antonio Nappa Nappa 从 匈牙利乔罗道
DLR was BORN different from everyone else. Most people are a product of genetics, environmental conditioning, and peer and parental influence. Roth is clearly not. He is, however, human and his work is strangely endearing.
To be fair, my experience with this book was through an abridged audio version. Perhaps some key elements were left out that would have made it more compelling for me. It just felt a little disjointed to me. Ultimately I really enjoyed the premise though, and would recommend it to others.
As A. Lee Martinez will tell you, he's a fantasy writer who uses humor. Not a humor writer who uses fantasy. Monster Dionysus is a cryptobilogical creature catcher, i.e., he catches the likes of yetis, kojin, kobolds, trolls, dragons, etc. for a living. And he has a succubus for a girl friend. And he wakes up every morning a different color, to which a new ability is attached (blue = invincibility, turquoise = regeneration, etc). His path crosses with that of one Judy Hines, who reports a rampaging yeti, eating it's way through the ice cream in the storage freezer of the grocery store she works as a shelf stocker in. That's where the action starts, and really never lets up, as more and more interesting creatures wreak havoc and it's up to Monster, his side kick Chester (a gnome who can inject his being into a piece of paper and assume all manner of shapes) and Judy to figure out why more and more creatures are on the loose and what it all means. A very satisfying romp into the fantasy wild.