FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Curious Case of the C... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Book Flood
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: May be an ex-library copy. Used books do not normally come with their included CD, Item is being shipped from the UK.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Burton Swinburne 2) Paperback – 1 Sep 2011


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£7.99
£2.26 £1.42
CD-ROM
"Please retry"
£7.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Burton Swinburne 2) + Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (Burton Swinburne) + Burton and Swinburne in the Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne)
Price For All Three: £22.37

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906727996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906727994
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Mark Hodder is a full-time novelist who lives in Spain. He has worked as an illustrator, a radio scriptwriter, a BBC web producer and journalist and a few other things before finally deciding to be a novelist.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mark1000 on 7 Feb. 2012
Format: Paperback
the curious case of the clockwork man by mark hodder an alternative steam punk adventure of
burton and swinburne mark hodder demonstrates more wit , imagination and outright humour in this one book than i have read in 100 other steampunk novels involving time travelling president rasputin, medieval ghosts swearing parrot telegraphs, rotorships and the tichborne claimant set in a realistic plotted alternative london in the days of king albert a good read for all of its 461 pages
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bohemond on 24 Jan. 2012
Format: Paperback
The book does indeed race along - 'a real page-turner'. The glimpses of the alternative timelines as they diverged in the mid-19th century are fascianting, and the collection of minor characters are well done. As they are minor, one is never sure as to whether they will make it to the next page, and I kept turning to find out the fate of the various police characters - Trounce, Honesty, Krishnamurthy and Bhatti are all convincingly fleshed-out for minor characters. The 'Folks Wagon' was amusing and the thought of giant centipede carcasses being used for buses is a great one.
The book could have done with some tighter editing - even though the real Burton supposedly died a Catholic, this fictional one and many of the books characters claim that Darwin has killed God, but Burton frequently invokes, and shows a great respect for God in the form of Allah. This may simply be the author playing it safe in the current times, but does stike me as inconsistent. Also, a twelfth century nobleman would not have been hunting foxes - he would in all likelihood have been deer hunting. Minor irritant, but jarring.
If the author continues to improve at the rate he did over the next book, I will eagerly await the next one in the series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Patrick St-Denis, editor of Pat's Fantasy Hotlist on 2 May 2011
Format: Paperback
Mark Hodder's take on steampunk in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack was so fresh and entertaining, I couldn't wait to read the sequel. Pretty much in the same vein, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man is another fun read!

Once again, it's not easy to label this book. It is steampunk, no question about it. But much like its predecessor, it is much more than that. There are alternate history/alternate reality elements imbuing every single page of this work. The time-traveling facet brings an unmistakable science fiction touch. If you add to that various fantastical elements, once more you've got yourself an inventive melting pot of speculative fiction staples that should intrigue and satisfy genre readers everywhere.

As expected, Hodder captured the essence of this pseudo-Victorian Age perfectly with its myriad mannerisms and nuances. His colorful narrative once again creates an imagery that brings this tale to life. The dialogues remain witty and engaging, with most of the cast from The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack returning for Act 2.

The characterization remains my favorite aspect of this second installment. Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Charles Swinburne are well-defined characters, with the latter getting more fleshed out in this sequel. Most of the men and women that comprised the supporting cast in the first volume return and are as endearing a bunch of protagonists as you're likely to find, chief among them Constable William Trounce. New faces are added to the mix, keeping things fresh. Even better, the presence of many historical figures such as Oscar Wilde, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale, and especially Herbert Spencer, add a little something extra to an already satisfying reading experience.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond on 19 Jan. 2012
Format: Paperback
I read SHJ and went straight into this one and - as other people have said - it is a very entertaining read. Mr H does have a bit of trouble with the middles and it could have been given a damned good editing but overall it is great. Starting to look like a British Steampunk version of Schismatrix with more humour.

There is obviously more to come possible away from 'that London' which is great news.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This second book was just as enjoyable for me as the first Burton and Swinburne in the Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne) although it didn't have the iconic spring heeled jack that hooked my interest in the first place it did have a nice Holmes and Watson feel to the first part of the adventure, particularly Hound of the Baskervilles. However I had read a biography of Burton Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography beforehand and this gave me a much deeper appreciation of how well researched the main characters were. I had no idea that Burton and Swinburne were friends in real life, I thought it just the inventiveness of the author to put two such odd characters together. While thoroughly enjoyable in it's own right with a great twist at the end and the introduction of legendary characters it just whetted my appetite for the final installment which I was really looking forward to Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (Burton Swinburne)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Max Plankton on 28 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
'A terrific romp' is the hackneyed phrase so often used for books of this kidney, but it certainly fits the bill here. a marvellous follow-up to The Strange Affair Of Spring-Heeled Jack. The characters are great, and if you like steampunk, you won't be disappointed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback