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... Neil Gaiman's “American Gods” combined with Clive Barker's “The Great and Secret Show” and that will give you an ...
on 7 March 2017
Imagine Neil Gaiman's “American Gods” combined with Clive Barker's “The Great and Secret Show” and that will give you an idea of the style of dark fantasy this is.
Essentially it's a story about inner worlds brought into a space where others can experience them. Vic (our hero) learns she can find lost things. She allows her mind to drift while riding her bicycle and finds her way onto a bridge that will lead her to whatever she is looking for. One day she looks for trouble and find it in the shape of Charlie Manx. Manx is a very bad man, who believes he's a very good man. He abducts children and takes them to a special place called Christmasland, which exists in his head but can become real for the children he takes there. He drives a car, an old Rolls Royce, with the number place NOS 4R2.
If you, like me, enjoy your horror with plenty of fantasy, this is a book I am sure you will love. It's one I am likely to return to again and again, as I do with American Gods and The Great and Secret Show.