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4.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: This is 'The Seventy Seven Clocks'!
This book is, in fact, the first 'Bryant and May' book. It's plot and characters were later rewritten as 'The Seventy Seven Clocks'. I thought at first that I had discovered a previously unheard of Bryant and May book, but the plot is virtually identical! I'd stick with the later book as the characters are subtly different in this one which makes for a slightly uneasy...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Victorian macabre in modern-day London
Not his best book by far but still entertaining and full of pro-London trivia and history. The ending is a massive suspension of disbelief but the whole story is well paced and contains the usual motley crew of characters that populate most of C.F.'s London based stories. Better books are Psychoville and Disturbia.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Victorian macabre in modern-day London, 4 May 2000
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Not his best book by far but still entertaining and full of pro-London trivia and history. The ending is a massive suspension of disbelief but the whole story is well paced and contains the usual motley crew of characters that populate most of C.F.'s London based stories. Better books are Psychoville and Disturbia.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: This is 'The Seventy Seven Clocks'!, 23 Aug 2008
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Mr. A. J. Bond "Orsino" (Warrington, UK) - See all my reviews
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This book is, in fact, the first 'Bryant and May' book. It's plot and characters were later rewritten as 'The Seventy Seven Clocks'. I thought at first that I had discovered a previously unheard of Bryant and May book, but the plot is virtually identical! I'd stick with the later book as the characters are subtly different in this one which makes for a slightly uneasy read for anyone who has read the rest of the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For the intelligent reader !!, 1 Oct 2001
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I've finished reading this book for the third time. It just gets better !! The prose and characterisation are superbly witty and the plot is so wonderfully complex. Thanks, Christopher. I enjoy all your books - but for me, this one is definately the best !
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4.0 out of 5 stars such fun, 1 Sep 2011
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Such dark fun , it was a shame to finish it . As usual Fowler gives such detail to London . So remember eating nachos in Arizona in Camden too , this is really the london I know and love .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly absorbing, 15 Sep 1999
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This book had me in its grip from the first page, as the chilly, "something-is-about-to-happen" atmosphere surrounds the reader throughout. The plot is watertight and stirs you to the point of disbelief on numerous occasions. This book will take it out of you, but it's certainly a trip to remember. Don't forget to leave the light on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 5 Oct 1999
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Probably one of the best books I've ever read... Gripping, scary as hell, hilarious at turns, with a plot so deliciously complex it puts all other horror novels to shame. If you have not read this book, you're being very unfair to yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WELL MET SIR, 14 Feb 2001
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dave-hill@talk21.com (City of Dreaming spires.(Oxford,England)) - See all my reviews
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OLD SCHOOL DETECTIVES BRYANT AND MAY ARE PULLED IN TO INVESTIGATE A STRING OF BIZZARE MURDERS IN LONDON,WHILE BRYANT EMBRACES THE ADVANCE IN MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND POLICE METHODS, HIS PARTNER IS LOST IN THE PAST.THE WELL MATCHED PAIR OF OLD AND NEW BEGIN THEIR INVESTIGATION WITH A MURDER IN A FAMOUS LONDON HOTEL,WHICH LEADS TO A TRAIL GOING BACK TO VICTORIAN ENGLAND AND A FAMILIES STRUGGLE TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION,USING UNSAVORY BUSINESS METHODS. BY FAR C,F`S BEST YET.
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