I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
This author will be at the summer conference that I'm attending next month. When I read the blurb, I wasn't sure it would be for me. But I am pleased to report that I really, really enjoy the author's voice in this work. Plus, miracle of miracles, I get the humour! Perhaps because Mr. Gardner & I are both Canadians.
I am very much looking forward to hearing him speak in August!