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The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes (Newbury & Hobbes&hellip by George Mann
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Over the course of four novels, Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes have combatted foes both technological and occult, serving as agents of the crown to protect and foster the interests of her majesty, Queen Victoria. They're not alone in their endeavors, at times enlisting the help of, at other times being seconded to, Sir Charles Bainbridge, chief inspector of Scotland Yard. However, everyone has an origin story, and The Casebook of Newbury and Hobbes is Mann's way of fleshing out the history of Newbury and Hobbes during the periods not chronicled by the novels. It also reveals a ghost of the past in the person of Templeton Black, Newbury's former assistant, and introduces the… Read more
Jago by Kim Newman
Jago by Kim Newman
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Truly horrifying, 19 Aug 2013
After reading Newman's Anno Dracula on several occasions, when the chance to read and review a publisher's copy came up, I jumped at the chance. However, after reading it, I'm almost at a loss as to how to approach it in review. So, let's try this:

The Good: Newman has a wonderful style and is to my mind one of the foremost writers of the horror genre. He takes the time to fully develop his characters, and make you truly want to root for them in the face of whatever horrific situation he's devised. His thought process is truly twisted, so don't expect your "run of the mill" horror novel. There were moments while reading this novel that I was either horrified, or grossed… Read more
Girl Genius - Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess &hellip by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Girl Genius: Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess reads much like an old time serial, those weekly installments of great classics like Flash Gordon one might see at the theatre week by week. Understandably so, since Girl Genius is based on the serialized web comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. It's extremely entertaining to be able to flip back and forth between comic and book to compare one's inner conception of the various characters with the author's own visuals. This sequel also helps to flesh out a bit of the back story behind the events of the first novel. However, it is useful to have the Girl Genius Wiki on hand, as the sheer number of characters can make for confusion.

One… Read more