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Artful: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Peter David
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Oliver Twist is one of the most well-known stories ever told, about a young orphan who has to survive the mean streets of London before ultimately being rescued by a kindly benefactor.

But it is his friend, the Artful Dodger, who has the far more intriguing tale, filled with more adventure and excitement than anything boring Oliver could possibly get up to. Throw in some vampires and a plot to overthrow the British monarchy, and what you have is the thrilling account that Charles Dickens was too scared to share with the world.

From the brilliant mind of novelist and comic book veteran Peter David, Artful is the dark, funny, and action-packed story of one of the most fascinating characters in literary history.

With vampires.

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About the Author

Award-winning author Peter David has had over a hundred novels published, many of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. A prolific, self-proclaimed “writer of stuff,” David has worked in every conceivable media—film, books (fiction, nonfiction, and audio), short stories, comic books, and video games. Currently much of his time is occupied with the self-publishing endeavor of, where you can find such titles of his as Fearless (a sequel to his novel Tigerheart) and Pulling Up Stakes. He also writes for Marvel Comics, including X-Factor and the Dark Tower series based on the Stephen King books. David—who is semifluent in French, an avid bowler, and a big-time Mets fan—lives in Long Island with his wife, Kathleen, and children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3397 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477823166
  • Publisher: 47North (1 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HFGJN82
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding, gripping 4 July 2014
By Ruth
Format:Kindle Edition
At first I thought it was difficult to read then the story line and it's characters got their grip on me. I want more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moving forward 14 July 2014
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A vampire story with a "twist". Fast moving and imaginative but believable. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Preferable to know the book Oliver Twist for background
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most excellent reading 29 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I did not expect too much from this but was very pleasantly surprised!

The author has reworked some of Charles Dickens' best known side characters into a fantastic novel. The Artful Dodger bumps into and saves a young girl and the story unfolds from there.

Vampires, hunters and royalty are skilfully woven together in a fast-paced tale. Unputdownable...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Artful 13 July 2014
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Very interesting book worth the five stars,recommended to my daughter and friends.first Peter David novel I have read look forward to the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 July 2014
By Revilo
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I have read Oliver Twist many times and never thought about some of the characters in the way Peter David presented them. Amazing novel that is very well written presenting the view of a classic in a different way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping tale 6 July 2014
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Slow to start but worth persevering as it becomes a great page turner. Kept me up reading it through the night
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By dug up
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excellent read i have enjoyed this follow up on dodger as i feel there is alot of scope to further the adventures of likeable goodhearted and well meaning rogues such as the artful dodger.i would recommend this book to all lovers of the dickens era.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Artful 18 Aug. 2014
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Loved the story found his style of writing a little hard to get into at first but loved the w h at happened after Oliver slant am hoping there's more of artful to come there's certainly plenty of scope for it
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
A great story, told, as Peter David always does, with a fast pace and even quicker wit! Brilliant. Highly recommended.
Published 1 month ago by Mr Nik Addison
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Idea; excellent. Execution; poor. Starts off trying to parody Dickens' wordy writing style. Can't make it funny so he drops it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by avidreader
1.0 out of 5 stars Really couldnt get into it
Stated reading and stopped around the 3rd page , dunno what the hell I was reading!
Published 1 month ago by A Customer of Amazon-UK
5.0 out of 5 stars London as you wouldn't expect - Read
Utterly excellent - couldn't have dreamed of this in any life ! Read it now you'll be stunned.
Published 1 month ago by lizell
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun new take on Dickensian London
Great fun and very clever in the way it takes characters you think you know and puts them in a different light.
Published 4 months ago by Simon Crutchley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An excellent read which kept me entertained from start to finish. Dickens and vampires, who could ask for more.
Published 4 months ago by Rebel
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
good ideas - well written delivered to kindle easily
Published 5 months ago by Siobhan
4.0 out of 5 stars Artful
It was an enjoyable book that uses the source material quite well. Slow to start but improves in pace later on.
Published 7 months ago by G. R. Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Different
I very much enjoyed this book, I liked the style of David's writing and the story was enjoyable. Good characters and interesting idea
Published 8 months ago by Martin Sear
5.0 out of 5 stars good
unusual, well written, good ploy
Published 8 months ago by LEMOSS
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