Yeaaahhhh, not quite.

This science fiction novel takes an interesting point of view, presenting a New York City where individuals become avatars of their borough and fight an existential threat from a parallel universe.

it has some really interesting character development, and some decent horror elements, but I never could buy into the central concept, in part because there were never any clear boundaries on what characters could and could not do.  It was hard to perceive the drama when you didn’t know how impossible a situation was wasn’t.