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The Drawing of the Dark - Community Reviews back

by Tim Powers
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Bry's Bountiful Book Blog
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Man, Tim Powers is cool. He does this "secret history" thing, where he's almost writing historical fiction but the blanks in the historical record he fills in with fantasy elements. It really works. It helps a lot that the historical aspects of his stories are really well researched. I guess that'...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Brian Duffy, an Irish soldier of fortune, finds that Venice isn't that healthy for him and when he's offered the job of bouncer for a tavern in Vienna that brews it's own, along with a healthy wage, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately for Brian, what he thought would be a retirement turns out to...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it 7 years ago
Never have I read a novel infused with so much drinking of beer! I could not turn a page, it seemed, when the protagonist Duffy doesn't quaff yet another tankard of ale. The very title itself refers to the drawing of the special, dark brew of beer that is performed once every few hundred years in or...
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