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Friday Fiction: The Demon’s Librarian



Demon’s Librarian

Remember ALB fans, I like to feature some fiction choices on Friday.  Also, I want to reiterate that even though this website is called “Awful Library Books” in no way do we post only awful stuff.  Sometimes we love this stuff and we want to share.  Today is that kind of day.  I have not read this book yet, but I am going to! I am already on board with the super smart, motorcycle riding librarian by day and demon hunter by night.  It’s kind of like if Buffy had a day job as a librarian. (Side note: I loved Giles, but c’mon, start digitizing some of that stuff and indexing. Don’t watchers want a database of some kind?  You need to use the computer, pal.)

Actually, I do know a couple of super cool, motorcycle riding librarians.  I really need to ask about their “hobbies”….




14 Responses to Friday Fiction: The Demon’s Librarian

  • I thought “red-blooded [noun]” went out with the Rover Boys, or at the latest the Hardy Boys.

  • I love that the author is named Lillith, that’s the mother of all demons in Jewish lore.

  • The librarian’s code: research first, THEN kick butt.

    (Incidentally, I had/have an insane crush on Giles, technologically challenged though he may be. He’s smart, British, has a hidden dark side, and he can sing. It’s like a perfect storm of my turn-ons.)

  • Lilith Saintcrow? That has to be her real name. I’m so glad I live in a world where this book exists.

  • I reviewed this for a unit on librarian stereotypes in one of my core MLIS classes. I love Lilith Saintcrow. She’s got a few mainstream paranormal series (two adult and one YA) but my favorites are these independent publisher ones. A little rougher in quality but very enjoyable.

  • Her nickname is “Chess”. I love it.

  • Okay, the cover blurb seems to tell the entire story, so why would I want to read it? It reminds me of some of the previews at the movies — those when I turn to my husband and say, “Doesn’t it seem as if we just watched the whole movie?” I will add, though, that I love the author’s name: Lilith Saintcrow. I wonder how long it took to come up with that name. Fun!

  • (side note: don’t you remember what happened when they tried to digitize Giles’ collection? bad news. demon virus. broken hearts.)

  • I loved this book! It was a gift from my mom after I applied to library school. Saintcrow’s other series are definitely better (and yes, that is her real name), but the “librarian moments” in THE DEMON’S LIBRARIAN are hilarious.

  • Heh, this is one stereotype I fit and I’m not even a librarian, just a clerk. I went through a vampire obsession as a teen and read everything I could on vampire mythology – and because of that I know quite a bit on demons, witches, werewolves, zombies, ghouls, poltergiests, etc, simply because of how they often play into vampire myths.

    Blade and Buffy ain’t got nothin’ on me. And I don’t need no Giles either.

    Lilith was Adam’s first wife and slept with demons because they let her be on top. She kills infants because every baby she has dies. So she’s jealous of parents who’s babies live.

    I wonder if we have this series in my branch. I’m in charge of displays for adult fiction. I could use this along with other librarian stuff for a librarians in fiction display. Like the Magical Cat series. That’s a series of cozy mysteries about a librarian who has cats with magical powers – and both she and one of the cats are Barry Manilow fans. (Which is a bit weird because Barry Manilow is a dog person like myself. So I really need to find a series about a library clerk who knows a lot about the super natural, likes Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly, and Glenn Miller, and is a dog person.)

  • I hate all of the paranormal stuff out there, but I may need to read this!

  • Love it!

  • Well, the good news, my boss said I can do a Librarians In Fiction display for February for the adult fiction.

    Bad news – we do not have this book!v 🙁 We have a lot of others, but not this.

    I did find out, however, that this book was inspired by a rant by a librarian from my library’s system! Wendy The Super Librarian.


    Plus both she and my boss are going to look into buying this book.

    Now if I could just find clip art that doesn’t show stereotypical librarians.