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The Somnambulist

By Jonathan Barnes

The Somnambulist

You can view this book's Amazon detail page here.

Tags: detective, fantasy, gothic, london, victorian london

Started reading:
2010-05-19 07:56:22
Finished reading:
2010-05-24 07:18:38


Rating: 4

The magician Edward Moon is past his prime, but when he and his mute sidekick, the Somnambulist, are called upon to investigate a mystery, he’s drawn into a surreal series of events. Though the writing reads more like Sherlock Holmes with a dash more penny dreadful, the opium-tinged narrative moves the story along nicely and the book is reminiscent of Tom Holland’s Lord of the Dead and Slave of My Thirst. There’s some good historical reference, but the whole feels a little too disjointed.

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