- File Size: 2906 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: English Majors Publishers, LLC (December 18, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 18, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HMNHYN4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Musgrave's writing is awkward, to the point of absurdity: at one point, he describes a character's eyes as "liquid brown pools of humanity," while at another, a character expresses his desire for more information as an effort "to ascertain a much better degree of discovery." However, the biggest problems I had with this book are the extremes to which Musgrave goes in order to explicitly raise issues of anti-Semitism and the inordinately long passages he devotes to detailed discussions of Jewish beliefs. For example, a group of midgets ultimately plays an unexpectedly significant role in the attacks on O'Malley's group, but do we really need to know the following?
"In Leviticus, we are instructed by God not to permit dwarves or midgets into the sacred inner temple. . . . This does not mean all dwarves or midgets are evil. This is an ancient text that probably wanted to keep the inner sanctum free from any blemish of the flesh. Once the sacred Ark of the Covenant was brought outside, all members of the congregation were then free to participate in the reading of the scriptures. The original Ark contained the Ten Commandments, and, according to some, Aaron's rod and some manna from the wandering in the desert.Read more ›
The character of O'Malley is a complex a character as you will meet in literature but quite entertaining in his ruthless pursuit of answers. The problem I have is there is so much emphasis on the steampunk aspects and the multimedia bonuses with this novel that a bit of the story got left along the way but while I did listen to a bit of the music and visit the game site, they really did not add anything to the book. The illustrations did help establish the mental images rather cleanly even though you might have to readjust your own mental image once you view them.
I short, this is a decent paranormal novel, set in an age that never existed but uses our world as its mold. The imagery is good, the story is moving and a bit Sherlock Holmes-ish in places (which is always a good thing IMHO)
While I don't share the gushing enthusiasm of the steampunk genre as some of the reviews this was done well with only a few distractions, some of my lack of enthusiasm could be attributed to my lack of appreciation for this story is that in many places I found it a bit "dry" for lack of a better term.
I can give it 4 Stars with no reservation and those who truly love the steampunk sub-genre may find it enjoyable beyond my review.
Lots of steampunkery on show, and the artwork and hyperlinks indicate a willingness to try extending the form beyond pure narrative.
Unfortunately I kept falling asleep after reading more than a few pages.......
Sorry Jim, all the best for future stories....
As genre steampunk, Steam City Pirates works well - a shadowy group (Good? Bad? Something else?) is relocating inventors from the future to the past in order to create even more spectacular steam powered technology, but is it to save the world or take it over? On the case is the engaging detective Patrick O'Malley, who has appeared in other Musgrave novels.Also operating is a fascinating family who turn out to be mythological beings from Jewish folklore and somehow it all comes together in a wildly imaginative, goggle clad steam fever dream. My issue with the novel is there might just be too many elements at play here, leading to a lack of development of characters at times, and little attention to some stylistic elements of the writing, but overall it's an ambitious, entertaining romp. I particularly liked the insider knowledge of New York City's buildings and infrastructure, and seeing it gone steampunk was a kick. I think this book would be a good first novel of the genre for a reader new to the concepts, but I think it would work well for afficionados, too.
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stopped at pg fifty of the foreward.. it was going good until the "...progress and industrialization... was a mistake".. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Todd WB
Didn't care for it. Just pushed you right in with very little lead-up. Needs a little more fleshed out.Published 24 months ago by Patricia Spracklen
It was very Steampunkish and refreshing. Totally my cup of tea! I am interested in the next book which is previewed at the end.Published 24 months ago by William Connolly
This was pat advertisement for another book in the series and part, very short story. Maybe 1 or 2 chapters of any print book. Disappointing.Published on April 6, 2014 by Piscator
It just all seemed a little childish. I probably would have loved this book when I was ten or twelve years old.Published on February 14, 2014 by JohnWade
Steam Punk is such an interesting genre and it seems to be catching on, finally. Not only did this author deliver with a descriptive journey for Pat O’Malley, but there is a... Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by missaliax
"Steam City Pirates" is a fresh steampunk mystery that will have even the most seasoned steampunk fans clamoring for more. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by PL
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