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Charlie's Adventures In The Multiverse,
This review is from: Thin Reflections (Paperback)
In this moving and mind-expanding novel, a tiny lost girl, Charlie Cornelius, is dropped in the center of the London Blitz, like a pebble in the wrong pond, waves shimmering and rippling out from her centre, reflecting alternate realities, possible futures and pasts. Charlie is beautifully sketched and acts as a modern day scuff-kneed, comic-reading Alice, if the Looking Glass were to take her not into any kind of Wonderland but into the realms of Gormenghast, Kafka and the real-life brutalities of WWII. Michael Moorcock is probably a big influence here and has apparently given his blessing for Talboys' borrowing of various characters from the English Assassin's extended family tree. I'm very much looking forward to the next three novels in the Charlie Chronicles.