Rated 6.58 out of 10 Statistics
Overall Rating: 6.581
Average Rating: 1 (Guests), 6 (Members)
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Welcome! Beasts of New York is a free online serial novel by award-winning author Jon Evans (aka me.)
I usually write international thrillers, but Beasts of New York is very different, both in style and content. It’s an urban fantasy about the wildlife of New York City, starring a squirrel protagonist who has to find his way from exile in Staten Island back to his home in Central Park.
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"Clunky and Not Very Squirrel-Like" permalink
I thought this story looked really compelling. I liked the premise, and the catchy title. Also, I’ve had the opportunity to watch the bizarre behavior of squirrels in New York (and in D.C. Ohmygod).
Upon reading, however . . . It just didn’t seem very squirrel-like. Maybe I’ve watched too many squirrels. It didn’t seem like realistic squirrel social interactions or motivations (other…Read More
"Far From Beastly" permalink
Beasts of New York is not what I expected it to be when I clicked the link – I was expecting, frankly, a literal anthro squirrel protagonist, a human with a huge fluffy tail, that kind of thing.
I was pleasantly surprised.
It’s definitely far from the norm – but there is something that keeps you going, something intriguing about a protagonist whose perspective is mere inches…Read More
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