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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (14 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781168075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781168073
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.6 x 14.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 564,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"So funny I laughed out loud." --Charlaine Harris

"Impeccably written - literally unputdownable...Unarguably one of the best novels I've read so far this year." --BarnesandNoble.com

"A dark, funny, rip-roaring adventure." --Publishers Weekly

"Gripping... hilarious." ----SciFi Now

Impeccably written - literally unputdownable...Unarguably one of the best novels I've read so far this year. --BarnesandNoble.com

A dark, funny, rip-roaring adventure. --Publishers Weekly

"Effortlessly fuses Douglas Adams, Lovecraft and Heinlein s The Puppet Masters ... grips you from the first page, hooking it s talons into your grey matter, and doesn t let go of your cerebellum until the final paragraph. It s imaginative, violent, gory, and funny... Jonathan Wood must have show business in his blood, because he s followed the first law of the theatre to the letter. Always leave them wanting more..." --Mass Movement Magazine

"The adventure is high, the pace frenetic, the characters deep, and the horrors cosmic. Whether your bag is otherwordly horror or police action, you ll be equally satisfied with this read. I, for one, am absolutely sold on this writer, this story, and this series, and I am looking forward with very tight pants for the upcoming sequel." ----Project Fandom

'A thoroughly enjoyable and light hearted action packed read... a fast paced story... it would also translate well into a good movie' ----FrightFest

"Effortlessly fuses Douglas Adams, Lovecraft and Heinlein s The Puppet Masters ... grips you from the first page, hooking it s talons into your grey matter, and doesn t let go of your cerebellum until the final paragraph. It s imaginative, violent, gory, and funny... Jonathan Wood must have show business in his blood, because he s followed the first law of the theatre to the letter. Always leave them wanting more..." --Mass Movement Magazine

"The adventure is high, the pace frenetic, the characters deep, and the horrors cosmic. Whether your bag is otherwordly horror or police action, you ll be equally satisfied with this read. I, for one, am absolutely sold on this writer, this story, and this series, and I am looking forward with very tight pants for the upcoming sequel." ----Project Fandom

A dark, funny, rip-roaring adventure. --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Jonathan Wood is an Englishman in New York. He has written short stories for The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Chizine, and Weird Tales. No Hero is his first novel.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER on 22 Sep 2014
Format: Paperback
This book advertises itself as “a dark, funny, rip-roaring adventure” and that’s probably a pretty good summation. Think of an episode of Torchwood, then mix it up a little with some Men in Black, then throw in a bit of CSI, and you’ve pretty much got it.

British police detective Arthur Wallace is determined to find out who’s been killing people, apparently randomly, and apparently by taking sizeable chunks off the top of their skulls, very cleanly and precicsely. What could possibly link the victims themselves, or the victims to their attacker? Finding a clue as to the location of the attacks, he positions himself to observe. But what he sees reaches beyond the realms of any possibility he could ever have envisaged – so he asks himself, ‘What would Kurt Russell do’? He asks himself that quite a lot throughout the book, and never really seems to find a satisactory answer.

Arthur has a lot more questions than answers in the entire story, really, as he finds himself part of a secret organisation embedded within, but deniable without, the Government and every law enforcement agency he’s ever known. What they are doing, and how Arthur finds himself involved with their investigations is the narrative of this book.

It is a rip-roaring adventure, and it moves along at a rapid pace; Arthur, a poor ordinary schmuck like the rest of us finds himself involved with people who are anything but ordinary, and well outside his comfort zone for much of the book. It’s only as the story nears its end that Arthur seems to really realise what’s going on in the world (or outside the world), and this bodes well for the next two books in the series, Yesterday’s Hero and Anti-Hero.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. King on 21 May 2014
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Interesting set up of characters and intro to the principles of how magic works in the world Jonathan has created.

However the main character crashes around blindly for 80% of the book until the other characters take the time to tell him things they should have at the beginning. I find that kind of soap opera shenanigans infuriating.

But a good start , I'll be looking forward to the other books.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Dodge on 23 May 2014
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A book I enjoyed, improved as you went along. Good story, and looking forward to more adventures with MI37. One very irritating thing - the Americanisms. A book about Oxford should spell 'colour' with the 'u'. In Britain we do not have sidewalks, trash cans, cell phones or bangs. The image I had of someone shooting pants, is very different from what the story meant. But don't let that put you off, not quite on a par yet with The Dresden Files or The Rivers of London but getting there
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By zapata on 6 April 2014
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Funny and frightening at the same time. Loved the sub-Lovecraftian element. Some very nice phrases and quotable quotes. Excellent read!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Burundi on 3 April 2014
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The reviews of the paperback say all there is to say about the story and the writing, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and had no issues with the Kindle edition at all.

If you like Terry Pratchett, Jim Butcher, Robert Rankin et al you will definitely like this.
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