- File Size: 2412 KB
- Print Length: 439 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 22, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ILRX3D0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,405 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Although the novel is a self-contained story, the author also sets up what looks to be a bang-up series. Highly recommended to any SF, fantasy, or horror fan who likes their humor dry and their spooks snarky. In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I’ll just say if any of this sounds like your cup of tea (with a nod to the charming UK and continental settings, including castles *and* pubs, not to mention the lovingly restored WWI-era tank that plays a role), grab this book!
There are really relatable characters in this tale and everyone, from heroes to villains, is distinct, memorable and enjoyable. I'm a big fan of this genre and this one was a true joy to read. It's earned its place alongside my favourite books, and there aren't many debut novels on that shelf! I really hope he writes more of these, I'm hooked!
I won't go into the story since much of this has been mentioned in previous reviews. Don't be afraid to read these other reviews as they contain no spoilers and may further incite your curiosity of this book.
Of note is that the characters and scenes are drawn with a painter's eye for detail and precision. I found the depictions of the characters and scenes engrossing in and of themselves -- beyond what what they contributed to the story's progression. Those finely wrought moments were like going to a museum and appreciating a painting without worrying about what movement the painter belonged to or what it's supposed to mean.
Collectively, though, the book concerns a Dr. Newton Barlow, a character who initially struck me as sharing a similarity to Richard Dawkins in their outspoken reliance on science as their first and last method of understanding the world.Read more ›
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this title as I am not a huge fan of ghost stories and such. But, I am so glad I downloaded it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Audrey Humaciu
Easy to read, fun story, clever premise. Perfect for reading in spits and spurts as the plot is not complicated and the story moves easily along. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris
I love the English flavor and humor......so subtle. The author certainly has a broad imagination; along with his
tongue planted firmly within his cheek. A fun read.
I love this book. I haven't laughed at a book this much in a long time. I couldn't wait to see how the good cardinal would meet his end, and the clerical militants are hysterical! Read morePublished 4 months ago by vgsquirrel
Too long and too much history. However, if can get to chapter 10, you will probably finish the book because it really does get hilarious.Published 5 months ago by mamasita
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