What’s The Unhappy Medium about?My Rating:
Title: The Unhappy Medium by T. J. Brown
Series: The Unhappy Medium #1
Published by Self-Published on 22 February, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Fiction
Narrator: Marston York
Length: 15 hours 46 minutes
No. of Pages: 429
When even the laws of physics let you down, the absurd, the ludicrous and the frankly impossible may be all you have left.
Dr Newton Barlow has everything a scientist could desire – a glittering career in the lab and on television, a beautiful family, and best of all, the opportunity to promote his rock-solid certainty that supernatural and religious beliefs are nothing but complete and utter hokum.
But the ever-rational TV skeptic is about to take a tumble. Mired in accusations of fraud, incompetence and malpractice, Barlow is cast out of the scientific establishment and ejected from the family home. Then, after three wine-sodden years, Barlow is approached by his equally skeptical mentor, Dr Alex Sixsmith, with an extraordinary proposition. It may be an offer that Newton cannot refuse, but there’s one tiny problem:
Sixsmith is dead.
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Read: 1st – 10th July 2017
The Unhappy Medium is a paranormal novel but would happily sit in the urban fantasy or science fiction genre due to the content/plot. The tale is set in our modern world and features evil dead people, evil living people and those tasked with the thankless job of thwarting their evil plans.
What did I like about The Unhappy Medium?
Oh, loads! Where do I begin…
T.J. Brown is a new-to-me author and I found his writing style very easy to read. His descriptions, characters and plot development engaged me from the very first page and kept me reading. The first few chapters set up the feel of the story (think Horrible Histories for adults or Discworld irreverence). I loved the way that Mr Brown wove facts, stories and theories from history and science throughout his tale.
There are a lot of great characters in this book. All of whom have their own back-story, complexities and foibles that make them feel real.
Now of course, being a ‘paranormal comedy’ this book made me laugh.
However, the emotions didn’t stop there. The mystery kept me intrigued, the injustice made me cry and the romance made me smile. The story kept me guessing and kept me turning the pages – I was gripped.
Was there anything I disliked about The Unhappy Medium?
Nope – hence the 5 stars!
Basically what I’m saying is…
This is a great paranormal tale, I really enjoyed it; it was such a fun read! The characters were entertaining, the plot was interesting and I enjoyed the twists & turns. I would recommend this book if you like stories from paranormal, urban fantasy or science fiction genres.
Has my review of THE UNHAPPY MEDIUM: A PARANORMAL COMEDY sparked your interest? Click on any of the links to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.
The Unhappy Medium
These Supernatural Comedy books are set in our modern world. They feature evil dead people, evil living people and those tasked with the thankless job of thwarting their evil plans. I think these paranormal novels would happily sit in the urban fantasy, horror or science fiction genres due to the content and plotlines.
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