Owl Dreams is one of those novels that defies easy description. Like Gabaldon’s famous genre-bending series, it is a meld of many forms, with elements of mystery, romance and Southwestern lore that blend seamlessly into a wild, urban operetta.
Action centers around Sarah Bible, straight-laced anthropology major, who is the daughter of a manic depressive and the one sane voice in a tale of circus freaks, voodoo gods, shapeshifters, NDN witches, criminals and crazies.
The storyline is so beautifully strange and the author’s ability to inhabit his characters’ (often addled minds) so keen, that the reader is gripped and propelled from page to page with growing obsession.
You’ll find yourself rooting for the oddest of characters and may even begin to question your own grip on reality as the story moves along. This is all part of the fun, and a testimony to the skill of the author.
I first encountered Biggs in the short form and was not surprised to see that he has accumulated several awards for his fiction. He has clearly sharpened his teeth there and has now delivered a gorgeous first novel that I highly recommend.
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