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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Review: Mission Clockwork

Mission Clockwork Mission Clockwork by Arthur Slade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: MISSION CLOCKWORK by Arthur Slade

This is my second novel intriguing read from author Arthur Slade. Victorian Steampunk plus upper-class manipulation, behind-the-scenes political intrigue, spies, secret conclave, and a true mad scientist (he is a clever devotee of biology, chemistry, and clean clockwork mechanisms; and he is definitely "mad" in the sociopathic sense: knowledge of course is the ultimate goal, and the costs never matter) roil in a rapid-paced blizzard of intrigue, conspiracy, and excitement. Think Mr. Hyde, if he maintained Dr. Jekyll' s intellect, learning, and charisma. Think H. G. Wells' ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. Stir in a protagonist who will wrench your heartstrings with pity, sympathy, empathy, and admiration (now think Victor Hugo).

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