HE INHERITED A WATCHMAKER'S STORE - AND A WHOLE HEAP OF TROUBLE. But idle sometime-musician George has little talent for clockwork. And when a shadowy figure tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue. A... show more
HE INHERITED A WATCHMAKER'S STORE - AND A WHOLE HEAP OF TROUBLE. But idle sometime-musician George has little talent for clockwork. And when a shadowy figure tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue. A genuine lost classic, a steampunk original whose time has come.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 7th 2011
Publisher: Angry Robot Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Infernal Devices (#1)
From the man who coined the term "steampunk", an early example of the genre. Young Mr. Dower inherits his father's watch shop. Unfortunately, the Dowers never had much contact, and Young Mr. Dower has no idea how to repair the watches people bring to him. His shop is on the brink of collapse when ...
I'm not sure why this didn't grab me. It has a lot of elements that I usually love. I think the story was just too fractured and even though it all made sense in the end, it took too long to come together and I felt lost most of the time.
Steampunk, ahoy! And hey, did you know that Jeter coined that term?Remember when those fantastic adventure tales whose main goal was to tell a fast-paced story with some interesting ideas used to clock in under 250 pages and could be enjoyed in one long afternoon? And didn't have sequels? Probably ...
This book is not worth reading. It showed up on one of my recommendation lists from goodreads, but it was garbage. Clearly, any book that ends with the hero saving the world (yes, the entire world will crumble unless he does this) by sleeping with the minor character that has been attempting to se...
As expectativas eram muitas antes de ter começado a ler aquela que é considerada uma das obras pioneiras do steampunk original. Certamente, ler as obras de K.W. Jeter, autor responsável pela criação do próprio termo (vide carta à Revista Locus, 1987) é algo que está na lista de qualquer fã da litera...