Gina X Grant: The Reluctant Reaper

The Reluctant Reaper is an urban fantasy drawing on Dante’s Inferno with plot and setting elements not entirely dissimilar to similarly inspired works by the likes of Piers Anthony and Amber Benson. Grant’s style is is short on description and long on puns, as this early paragraph demonstrates:

Leaping up, I threw myself against the far wall, grateful for the support as my knees wobbled. I peered around my office, wary of other threats from seemingly harmless office supplies. The pencil might put my eye out; the eraser could choke me to death. Even my calculator could no longer be counted on.

The plot barely held my attention (I was frequently impatient for the narrator to work out things I’d already figured out), but it did provoke plenty of snorts, groans, and the occasional guffaw.

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