The Devil You Know
Publish date: July 10th 2007
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 406
Edition language: English
Series: Felix Castor (#1)
This is a reread for me, huge fan of the Castor novels so the next little while will be loads of fun while I revisit that world. They are brilliant. So this is less a review and more a "read them - read them all!"
The Devil You Know was my second book by Mike Carey, although I didn’t realize it until after I’d already purchased the book. The first, of course, was The Girl With All The Gifts. While it wasn’t exactly filled with suspense, there was a good bit of a mystery involved in it. Carey did a great job o...
Hmm. I was pretty sure I reviewed this, but my review has disappeared. In any case, I just finished a reread, so I guess I'll use my GR review as a base and stick it up again. ~~Review After Reread~~ Despite the etymology of his name, Felix "Fix" Castor feels anything but happy or lucky. In his ...
If you like your Urban Fantasy far more on the Urban Noir side than the Fantasy, a less than clear black/white dichotomy in your moralities, and some really sparkling writing, then you totally won't go wrong with this one. Putting book 2 immediately on my queue at the library. My (lazy!) review of...
Book is OK. Not brilliant, not as fun as the Dresden Files, but OK. Dark, dry, cynical humor. Overuse of metaphors, every other sentence. The 'exorcise with music' is straight from Garth Nix's books. A lot of "Pratchetisms", sometimes almost outright quotes without a nod to the source. That irks me....