This is a quick link list for Angelmaker’s press & reviews. It’s not comprehensive, and it’s basically a tool for me and for anyone in the trade who needs it. For anyone else, sorry, it’s a dull bit of self-pimpage, but it’s starting to drive me insane not having a live list somewhere.
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I’m not sure how you would categorise this book – noir detective thriller meets black comedy perhaps – but the intrigue provides a need to read on and the characters are wonderfully rendered providing a richness that elevates Angelmaker from a good read to a great read.
The weapon of Angelmaker is named the Apprehension Engine and serves one purpose: to make people understand the truth. Tangled up in a plot to unleash this terror are gangster’s son Joe Spork, a clockwork expert trying to avoid becoming his departed father, and Edie Bannister, a very old former spy who’s still got come tricks up her sleeve and knows more than she’s letting on. Throw in mad monks whose ethos springs from the Arts and Crafts Movement – hence, Ruskinites – an evil genius and a bit with a dog, and you get perhaps the most entertaining read of the year.
a tale beautifully and expansively told