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This review is from: The Quincunx: The Inheritance of John Huffam (Paperback)
This is breathtakingly good. I literally couldn't stop reading - in fact one morning last week I took the absurd step of setting my alarm an hour early so I could get my fix before starting the day. I came to The Quincunx circuitously, having loved The Crimson Petal and The White, The Meaning of Night, and a slew of other Victorian semi-pastiches. This knocks them all into a cocked hat - not only is it vastly superior to any of them, but it's a work of sheer imaginative brilliance in its own right, regardless of when it might be set. I couldn't recommend it more - but be prepared to set aside days of your life, because it's compulsive, up-till-three reading.
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Initial post: 7 Oct 2010 11:40:08 BDT
I grabbed this book as a last choice to max out my library card. Normally I wont touch anything thats Victoriana or overly long but this was the best story I have read in a long time.Impressive and twisted.
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