Thursday, February 14, 2008

Short Book Reviews

The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes - Flashy and sometimes witty prose illuminate this dream-logic imbued Victorian fantasy adventure. With tones of Susanna Clarke, David Lynch and Tim Burton distilled with London history, I mostly enjoyed this intoxicating mystery but at times was left in the dust of the nonsensical dream-logic plot turns, particularly towards the end. Nonetheless I found it to be compulsively readable and Good Fun!

3 comments:

Robert said...

Yeah, that ending was a bit wacky, but as you said, 'Good Fun!' Personally, I'm looking forward to the author's next one...

David said...

Does that have a U.S. release date yet?

Robert said...

Not that I know of. It will probably be early 2009 though...