When George’s father died, he left his son a watchmaker’s shop – and a whole lot more But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, wild music and sexual... show more
When George’s father died, he left his son a watchmaker’s shop – and a whole lot more But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, wild music and sexual intrigue.“This is the real thing - a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles ... A wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page.” James P. Blaylock
Publish date: April 7th 2011
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 352
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...