- File Size: 4116 KB
- Print Length: 45 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: NineStar Press (May 23, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 23, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FWLRCE8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#975,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #723 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
- #1022 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > LGBT
- #1477 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
The Clockwork Menagerie Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Overall, a fun, feel-good read and a very interesting setting.
The Clockwork Menagerie is a story about a gentleman named Clement who creates and builds animal automatons. They are realistic in their looks and mannerisms. Ms. Ophelia the cat was a splendid little character who brought much needed comedic respite for our Clement I couldn't help but fall in love with her.
Clements store isn't doing so well as his mind isn't one for business but creativity. One of his rivals and ex-lover, Duke Goodwin, has attempted to help but it seems even his pedigree wouldn't impress on Clement. Especially after a general misunderstanding that left Clement with a hardened spirit.
The Clockwork Menagerie has a steampunk vibe throughout the story. I certainly savored the freshness to this story. Elliot Cooper did a most magnficant job in constructing The Clockwork Menagerie atmosphere. The scenes were orchestrated without any flaws that I could detect. I was captivated for every sentence. I want more. I want to know what happens next and I want details!!!
The Clockwork Menagerie is a short story that tells of a wonderous romance. It's funny, frustrating, sweet and charming, and splendidly fresh for the palate.
Duke is a former lover and a man well-heeled and capable of helping Clement succeed. What we don’t see is the initial sparks between them, or just how their relationship went south, but the sparks between them leave much unsaid yet felt. Duke is a bit heavy handed in his offers to help, he’s not perfect either…he’s relentless in appearing everywhere. He genuinely wants to help Clement – but these two are so different and driven in their own ways – it makes their conflicts and misunderstandings feel plausible.
Secondary characters, particularly the animals that Clement creates are wonderful. The return of Ophelia the cat with her completely cat-like quirks and ability to be everywhere at once to distract was wonderful. Clement truly loves his little creations, and that imagination combined with the skill to build them, the clockwork elements and the decided perfectionism made me want to see more.
Short yes – but none of the questions I had took me away from the story. I would have liked more of this world, and more of Clement’s work, but the creation of the world and making the relationship feel plausible while engaging my imagination as I tried to visualize it all stood solidly and make this a story well worth reading.
I received an ebook copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Clement is an autosmith, he’s good creating mechanical animals but his business is facing bad times. He needs to deal, not only with that, but also with the mischievous behavior of his rival Duke.
The world created by the author was so beautiful. A perfect mixed between the technologies used to build of the animals and the, sort of historical, moment of time they live into. The pace was steady, with a few moments when it fasted a little. It took my attention the whole time.
The character were my favorite part of it. There was no one person who appeared on the book, that I wasn’t interested in. Even the ones who were there for little time or the ones who seemed unpleasant, all generate some kind of emotion to the reader, and that was simply amazing.
I really liked Clement, the way he believed in his creations. His feelings were so easily transmitted to the reader, I liked that a lot.
Duke was a little bit of a mystery, but I feel like that worked better for the story, the interactions between him and Clement were so great, but I felt liked there were too few.
Overall I think it was an amazing story. I think a lot of reader can be able to enjoy it,
The only problem I had with it was that it was too short. I wanted to know more about the story. I truly hope there’s more of this, I would love to know what might happened from the point the book ends.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange of an honest review.
Most recent customer reviews
Wonderful read, although too short!Read more