My book review for the week, an interesting ‘what-if’ collision between a modern detective and a person with phenomenal magic abilities.
Seeking Dr. Magic combines two different characters – a forcibly retired government detective and an extremely powerful man-child who never grew up. The fiction is an interesting ‘what-if’ tale told through a sort of side character (at least that’s how it felt). The short version is a detective is trying to uncover the mystery of a man with reality warping powers – and figure out what that person wants. There’s a mix of humor, sleuthing, and power tripping that is well written and gripping – but only occasionally.