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In the hope that the book would improve as it went along, I managed to force myself through Mark Hodder's "The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack" (the first novel in his... Read morePublished 3 months ago by illiandantic
A terrific tale of alternative history - Sir Richard Burton and his sidekick, the poet Algernon Swinburne, take on adventures involving time travelers, flying swans and amazing... Read morePublished 5 months ago by LucieFD
I really liked the idea of this book - Spring Heeled Jack and steampunk and a mystery - what fun! However, the writing just didn't work for me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by BookWyrm
Super book! This is one of the most imaginative and clever novels I've read in a long time. It's a steampunk novel that follows the adventures of the explorer Richard Francis... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jim Lester
Wonderful book! Hodder created a world you can easily get lost in. I can't wait to read more!Published 9 months ago by Scarlett Stewart
In the end… I only felt any real interest and sympathy for the "Spring Heeled Jack" character. The version of London portrayed by MH was only mildly compelling. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Janine M. Steiner
The plot felt dumb. I enjoy steampunk aesthetics, but does it have to be always connected to such idiotic stories?Published 12 months ago by Dan Svoboda
The title says it all- Strange. As in most time hopping books- there are instances of repeat and that slows the pace. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jett1961