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I heart Inigo,
This review is from: The Devil's Mask (Paperback)This is a brilliant and exciting novel, that sweeps you away to 18th C. Bristol, with a sophisticated and artfully told plot. I enjoyed every page, and could not put the book down. In particular, the historical descriptions of Bristol, Wakling's rich language, and his sharp eye for human psychology won me over.
I was left exhausted following Inigo Bright's investigation, but definitely wanting more. I found his character hugely entertaining, interesting and very moving, if somewhat overly virile. My only slight feminist reservation would be this: all of Wakling's main characters, to date, are male; they are all healthy, resourceful and full of vigour in a way that leaves us mere mortals feeling a bit lacking. Perhaps it is now the time for Wakling to take on the challenge of a female protagonist!
If it weren't for Wakling's other novel published reecntly, What I Did, I would say this is the best book I read in 2011. Highly recommended!