The War Against the Assholes
Sam Munson

The novel is set in a Manhattan “shrouded in mystery” and follows a 17-year-old Catholic high school student who begins to acquire supernatural powers after being introduced to a book called The Calendar of Sleights by a strange classmate. The protagonist is then pulled into a long-running war among rival factions of magicians.

The War Against the Assholes book cover

I was reminded of Lev Grossman, yet the style wasn’t quite the same which made for a refreshing, complex, strange sort of a read. I never quite felt as if I had my finger on the pulse of the thing and sometimes had the feeling that not only was I outside the story but outside the meaning of it also. For all that, I was still engaged and interested to see where things went.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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