Revenant Road is very entertaining. It's funny, gross, macabre, imaginative, brutal, silly, and all those other adjectives that describe a good read. Urban fantasy is so very often so very serious, centered around some doomed love between our beautiful heroine and the even more beautiful abusive boyfriend she comes to worship. It tends to be tiresome and disappointing, especially because I associate the genre with people like Charles de Lint and Emma Bull who tell great stories. Revenant Road meets at the intersection of urban fantasy and horror and it's a fun place to be.