The Constantine Affliction
Publish date: August 7th 2012
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
Ehh... this book was okay. There was a lot to like with the gender bending, some social commentary, the steampunk setting, the mysteries... but the story as a whole needed more depth, cohesion, and originality and less borrowing from other authors and villainous monologue. The romantic subplot was u...
I could not get into it. The story is extremely confusing, and it got me bored. I might give it another try one day.
Lord Pembroke, Pimm to his friends, is a dissolute, alcoholic younger son of a Marquess. And to be a real embarrassment, he had a hobby as a detective, how scandalous. Despite his familial disapproval, he will keep involving himself in criminal cases where his surprisingly able mind has lead him to ...
Two stars? Two and a half? Maybe three? I don't even know. There were some quite inventive parts (The Affliction, the various creative uses of steampunk), and a few engaging characters (WiniFred, Ellie, Pimm), but so much of this was flat, dry, or just uninvolving. The aspects of The Constantine Af...
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