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Midnight Taxi Tango, by Daniel José Older

Midnight Taxi Tango - Daniel José Older

If you want to know what a diverse read looks like, read Daniel José Older. His Bone Street Rumba series is full of brown characters, gay and lesbian characters, senior characters. None of it is forced, as critics of diverse reads might argue. (And who the hell are they anyway?) No one is a token. Older’s cast feels and, almost more importantly, sounds right. He takes New York and all its variety, slatters it all over with half-zombies, ghosts, and various nasty critters, gives his characters brilliant dialog, and sets it all to a roaring plot. Half-Resurrection Blues was amazing, but Midnight Taxi Tango just blew me away. Older sets the standard for anyone attempting to write contemporary fantasy and write diversely...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.