Our Lady of Darkness

Fritz Leiber
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Our Lady of Darkness


This book was a tedious bore. I found it difficult to get through. I didn't like the prose or the plot. The book takes place in San Francisco after the heyday of the '60s and before hi tech. It's also an urban fantasy before the concept became a subgenre. It deals with an unknown horror in modern day San Fran. It tips its hat to several other literary figures, including Lovecraft. However, none of these things held any appeal for me. I don't seem to have much luck with Leiber, having read two other books by him and not caring for either. This book won the 1978 World Fantasy Award.

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