Well written yet crammed with too much distraction from main characters which needed fleshing out.
Historical fact mixed with Newman's particular sense of whimsy and walk on parts from fictional characters from the Victorian era, it's a tremendous mixture.
The novel itself reads as a detective story set in the 19th century with a distinct horror element.
Here is why I liked this book. The fad now is that vampires are sexy and make great love interests. I made up a little rhyme about this phenomenon. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rivermama
Am reading it for the 4th time as I get ready to read book #4. I love all the books in this series, but this one is truly groundbreaking. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alucard
Between the fun story and the great use of literary characters from the period, it was a fun read with a very satisfying end. I look forward to reading more of the books. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karla Karanza
I am still in the process of reading this book which includes history and fiction! I think it will be a great book!Published 4 months ago by Karen C Lewis
This book did nothing for me. I found the abundance of crossover literary characters and real people to be trite and cutesy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by AndyMcBass
The first time I picked up this novel it didn’t quite stick. I think I was still in my early teens so in hindsight most of the references and interactions would have gone way over... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nerine Dorman
Excellent book. It is both well conceived and well written. The mixture of characters from Stokers' book and sundry other Victorian literary personalities with totally new... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Todd S.
There is so much more to Mr. Newman's books than can be summarized as a synopsis. These books are a densely allusive literary scavenger hunt, making Wold Newton and Alan Moore's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jack Dobson
and vampires are really not my thing but this book really brought them to life, so to speak. The historical characters were an interesting touch but didn't overwhelm the other... Read morePublished 8 months ago by astutemuse