Publish date: 2012
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Alternate History
I picked up this novel as this author also wrote another novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that I really enjoyed and the subject matter of this novel, intrigued me. I was worried that this novel would have a preachy tone but adventure and excitement greeted me from the beginning. I was surprise...
Meet Balthazar, a thieve, occasional murderer, and con artist. From a young age, he has used his wits and flexible morals to keep himself fed and alive. He joined forces with two other criminals while in Herod’s dungeons, fleeing on camelback. They stopped to rest at a barn, only to find a slip of w...
Not bad of a read. Similar to Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Grahame-Smith does a good job taking a story we all know and adding specifics to it, in a 'what-if' way. He definitely makes things believable. I like the addition of the long lost girlfriend and reading Joseph's torment.
I enjoyed the hell out of this buddy read with Kells. Gotta admit, though, I did not expect that I would like this book as much as I did. I'm not one for mashups, so I've successfully skirted much of Seth Grahame-Smith's catalogue. You'll likely see me tackle that Abraham Lincoln vamp book, but only...
I think it was mostly the cover what made me buy this book. I was on a shopping spree for my birthday (I wasn't the one paying) so I didn't care much that it wasn't exactly the book I would usually go for. I had already started reading the story when I realized it was by the same author of [b:Abraha...
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