Sunday, November 03, 2013

A Sunday Review

Not much this week...

My library book this week was The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder. I felt like I was fluctuating between liking and not liking the book as I read it, but I kept reading and in the end I think I enjoyed the story. It's utterly ridiculous, totally implausible on multiple levels, and lots of fun. And that's what steampunk ought to be, really. It's not a short book, coming in at nearly 400 pages, but it's got some decent world-building. I think another two or three edits would have done the book a world of good. I don't know if I'll be hunting down the sequels, but I was satisfied with this book.