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The Bookman (The Bookman Histories, book 1)

By Lavie Tidhar

The Bookman (The Bookman Histories, book 1)

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


Started reading:
2013-11-17 21:15:51
Finished reading:
2013-11-23 12:13:57


Rating: 5

In an alternate history London ruled by a race of lizards from beyond the stars, the young poet Orphan lives a simple life in a bookstore. When the mysterious Bookman kills his true love, Lucy, at the launch of a spaceship to Mars, he embarks on a journey to Verne’s L’Ile Mysterieuse, the landing place of Les Lizards. Reminiscent of Kim Newman’s work, the story is full of literary characters and a few famous authors, though it lacks some of the clever wit and extremely obscure allusions that Newman is fond of and the anachronisms are a bit jarring.

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