Saturday, 3 July 2010

Summer Read

I just finished reading Martin Millar's 'The Good Fairies of New York'. It was awesome and I thoroughly recommend it. It's about 2 mad Scottish fairies who are on the run from their fairy clan for destroying traditional Scottish fairy music and playing New York Dolls songs on their bagpipes. They somehow end up in New York and befriend two lonely young people living in the city. One's the fat rude slob Dinny and the other is the lovely pretty Kerry who suffers from Crohn's disease.

It is as mental as it sounds and definitely not a children's tale as it's about isolation, sex, drugs and the ghosts of the New York Dolls.

It also portrays Kerry's emotional struggle with her autoimmune disease very well and it really spoke to me.

Smart, funny and thoroughly addictive - read it now!


  1. Wow, it sounds like a trip! I will definitely check it out.


  2. And an intro by Neil Gaiman to boot - sounds like my sort of read. Erm ... does it matter, do you think, that I have NO idea who or what the New York Dolls are? :o)

  3. Haha.. Just think 70s punk rock. That's all you need to know!