The Goddess of Buttercups and Daisies
By Martin Millar
New book by cult author Martin Millar with his usual blend of satirical humour and off-beat charm, perfect for fans of Neil Gaimon, Christopher Brookmyre and Ben Aaronovitch
Set in ancient Athens, The Goddess of Buttercups and Daisies is the new book from the celebrated author of The Good Fairies of New York and the Kalix Werewolf series.
This is Martin Millar at his best, gently poking fun while tugging at our heart strings, surprising us with sudden and sharp insights into the life of the outsider. It comes complete with a struggling playwright (a little-known bloke called Aristophanes), excess cavorting, an assortment of divinities, the odd Amazon and some truly execrable poetry. Fans of Kalix, here you will find no laudanum but a lot of drinking. No carnage, but plenty of intrigue and danger. And humour (of course). And a love story. And a few very troublesome phalluses.
Praise for Martin Millar
'These mortals do keep on writing.' - The Goddess Athena
'It's not a bad book, I suppose.' The Poet Luxos (who might have given a more enthusiastic quote if Martin had let him write an introduction to the book LIKE HE PROMISED but unfortunately Martin is a prosaic soul with no true appreciation of lyric poetry)
'Is there any more wine?' - Aristophanes
Martin Millar was born in Scotland and now lives in London. He is the author of such novels as Lonely Werewolf Girl, Curse of the Wolf Girl and The Good Fairies of New York. Under the pseudonym of Martin Scott, he, as the Guardian put it, 'invented a new genre: pulp fantasy noir'. Thraxas, the first book in his Thraxas series, won the World Fantasy Award in 2000. As Martin Millar and as Martin Scott, he has been widely translated.
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Brixton's answer to Kurt Vonnegut — Uncut
Undeniably brilliant — Guardian
The funniest writer in Britain today — GQ
I [don't] understand why Martin Millar isn't as celebrated as Kurt Vonnegut, as rich as Terry Pratchett, as famous as Douglas Adams. I've been a fan of his work for almost twenty years — Neil Gaiman
The grungy, gory, glorious world that World Fantasy Award-winner Millar has created is unforgettable — Booklist
Once again, Martin Millar proves his deftness at helping us to understand the human condition of the outsider, the exiled of society, be they squatter, fairy, or a lonely werewolf girl — Andi Sex Gang
Brilliant . . . humorous, if violent, romp featuring quirky characters and situations — Booklist