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A Strange Tale,
This review is from: Heaven (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I found the start of this book rather interesting. David, a young man living in London, is on the roof of a building late one night when he comes across a murder victim. The problems start when he finds that although someone has stolen her heart she doesn't seem to be dead. She, of course, is called Heaven. So far, so good.
The blurb on the back of the book describes it as an "urban fairy tale" and that's what this is. It seems that Heaven's mother was not your ordinary mortal. Now she and David have to solve the puzzle of her birth, find out why there is a missing part of the sky and try to restore her stolen heart.(Hey, it's a fairy story!)
The story plods along at a reasonable pace, but I found it hard to care very much about the characters. The creation of a well-dressed villain who calls himself Mr Drood or Mr Scrooge and has a strong desire to hurt people with knives is reasonably chilling, but at no time did I feel really engaged by the book. At over 400 pages it's quite long and at times I became bored with some of the rather wordy descriptions. Still, if you like this sort of thing it's well enough written, I guess.