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Angelmaker

2 Ratings: 3.0
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“Endlessly inventive. . . . Inspired by the New Wave science fiction of Michael Moorcock, the London crime novels of Jake Arnott, and the spy fiction of John le Carré (the author’s father), the novel ends up being its own absurdist … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Angelmaker
review by . September 14, 2012
An ordinary Joe fights the power
Here's the thing. I very rarely give a book five stars. As a Mainer, I was brought up to practice moderation. To say I liked a book is fine, but to say I LOVED it is a display of flamboyant emotion my fellow Mainers would look at askance. But there's no help for it; I did love this book.      Now the hard part. What's it about? Well, it's an old-fashioned tale of British Empire swashbuckling adventure (think The Man Who Would Be King, or King Solomon's Mines), …
review by . March 06, 2012
I am usually a very forgiving reviewer, always trying to give the author the benefit of the doubt when I have some problems with the book. This one, however, strained my ability to review it in a positive way.      I can tell that I'm not enjoying a book when I keep inventing excuses not to read it. Believe me, I tried my best, getting through about 1/3 of the book before I finally gave up on it. To me it made no sense whatsoever, and the writing was a bit too arch for my …
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