on 17 January 2005
Although vaguely reminiscent of the Short Story "A Day in the Life", this is a fantasticly enjoyable book with a sharp twist at the end. Jack combines two seemingly unrelated jobs...a nun is being blackmailed, whilst another woman- again claiming to be his mother- has lost a son to a mysterious cult. Although continuing the descent toward Nightworld, this book is much more of a stand alone novel than say Gateways, and as such would not be a bad place for new readers to start. Wilson has an incredible knack for creating horrible characters who you cannot help but hate, whilst Jack has the ability to bring them down and give them a justly hideous fate. All in all, this is a very satisfying read, and it leaves you aching for more...
on 27 March 2013
If you've not read repairman Jack novels before then your in for a treat. I've got every single one and they are all consistently good. Don't expect high literature, these are easy reading, but do expect to be educated, amused, excited and intrigued. You'll be drawn into Jacks unusual and often frighteningly strange world, and if you're like me you may leave somewhat inspired and addicted.