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Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it 9 years ago
To start off with, I don’t know how to describe the plot of this book. It’s a mystery of sorts. It takes place in Victorian London. There’s a faux-Holmesian sleuth named Edward Moon – eccentric and meant to be blessed by a superior talent for noticing details and making deductions. But it is in n...
Goat Heads and Sand Burrs, P. Kirby's Reading Blog
The Somnambulist is reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes (the 2009 movie). That is, if you strip away the cute bromance and the innate charm of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Here Holmes is replaced with Edward Moon, a stage magician and amateur detective. His sidekick is the taciturn Somnambulist, a g...
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it 11 years ago
Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever.These first words, both on the front flap and front page, are the reason I picked up The Somnambulist and raised my hopes.Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed.What with such a promising voice and the subject matter--Victoriana, such possibiliti...
dearmfield
dearmfield rated it 11 years ago
Read up 2 page 50 wasnt really catching me...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 12 years ago
3 stars - by the skin of it's teeth!
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