They were putting up one of Mr Tesla’s towers over there. By this time next year, the homes around here would have all the heat and power they’d ever need.
A shadow passed overhead and Pete flicked his eyes up at the patrol boat sailing across the neighborhood. Its sleek silvery envelope reflected patches of Chicago City autumn sunlight that managed to sneak through the clouds. Shadow rippled down the airship’s surface like teardrops.
“We gotta go, hey?” he said and stooped to fit his shoes over his feet.
Pete appeared for the first time in the novel Gods of Chicago with the name Digs. He has a little part, but he stuck with the imagination of readers so much, Aaron Sikes decided to give his fans some more insight into this character.
Here you learn why Digs earned this funny name. This is a short story, strongly focused on the main character, who lends to it his very own voice. I liked this very much.
The story relies more on atmosphere and setting than on plot. It is an introduction to the character and to the world these stories happen. In fact I got a very distinctive impression of the place and the kind of life people live in Chicago City, where on the side of plot and character development, it all remains in the track of the novel.
It’s a fun little story.
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