Tries to be the Last Templar meets Rule of Four meets Da Vinci Code meets League of Extraordinary Gentlemen And
It Just Fails Miserably Delightful just fails miserably Delightful perfectly wonderful way to spend an afternoon if you love Sherlock Holme Houdini and Doyle supernatural mysteries and turn of the century settings The author is obviously a great scriptwriter this read vividly and deliciously like a great movie So much fun I think I loved every page The book begins with a silly but fairly entertaining premise Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Harry Houdini HP Lovecraft and voodoo priestess Marie Laveau form a group of sleuths tracking down supernatural events Turning historical personages into 21st century styled action heroes is hardly necessary but is harmless enough At first Unfortunately somewhere near the middle of the story the plot moves rapidly from silly to preposterous to ridiculous Anytime Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini reuire assistance from levitating magicians or trained mice who carry messages on their collar through downtown Manhattan you know your gimmick has gone out of control Where is an editor when you need one I got this cheap at the bookstore at the airport Not a lot of choice And it waasn t that good First of all the depicitions of Laveau Houdini Lovecraft and Doyle seemed wrong Tim Powers has a uote somewhere that when writing historical fantasy its important to fill in the gaps This one ust uses names and doesn t #care about the characters It read like a poor screenplay turned into a book Blah How do you #about the characters It read like a poor screenplay turned into a book Blah How do you up a story about Arthur Conan Doyle HP Lovecraft and Houdini attempting to avert the end of the world by recovering a lost volume of arcane lore and dubious provenance Just ask Thomas Wheeler Start by failing to do any kind of historical or biographical research whatsoever Lovecraft was social guy with a wide correspondence and a fairly excellent sense of humor which makes him a far complex personality than the Reclusive Necromancer. Νέα Υόρκη 1919 Τι σχέση έχουν• Ο δημιουργός του Σέρλοκ Χολμς σερ Άρθουρ Κόναν Ντόιλ• Ο διάσημος μάγος Χάρι Χουντίνι• Ο συγγραφέας βιβλίων τρόμου Λάβκραφτ πιστός μελετητής της απαγορευμένης γνώσης• Ο πανίσχυρος δημιο.
Summary ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas WheelerBook itself was a bit of a drag There are odd moments were you look at this detail or that and go oh well the author did
some research The next page however will have some random bit of anachronism that leaves youresearch The next page however will have some random bit of anachronism that leaves you Read it if you like comics and don t expect much this book was AWESOME it had everything Lost tribes of Angels gonstic gospel knowledge historical fiction HP Lovecraft as a character in the book a twisted plot I didn t see all the way through until it came about at the end Uber rich Satanists you name it WOWI
sure not high brow fiction but HELL of a The Cuckoo in Winter joyride through the occult and early American I actually bought this book a couple of years ago on the recommedation of a co worker back when I worked for a book store I m sorry it took me so long to read it It was surprisingly good After Dante Club by Matthew Pearl I honestly didn t think I d find any author able to fuse well known historical literary figures into a story and not have it come across as cheesey or cheap Thomas Wheeler did a greatob #Not Only Did I #only did I that I was reading the interactions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle HP Lovecraft and Harry Houdini but their pursuit of the mystery and personal limits and demons felt right on The basis of the story was exciting and the strings of the mystery were satisfactorily tied I even loved the endingredemption comes in so many forms and this story we have each character finding their own redemptionIt s a great mystery and historical account of attitudes and feelings from turn of the century New York and one that I highly recommend to any mysteryliterary fan If Stephenie Meyer and Dan Brown had a baby that baby would have grown up into Thomas Wheeler and it would have written this book The writing is clunky and in places it s absolutely nonsensical The plot is difficult to follow which is a shame because I think it could have been fantastic The whole time I was reading it I ust kept thinking it was so close yet so ?έλων• Μια σειρά αποτρόπαιων φόνων από έναν αποκρυφιστή δολοφόνοΣτη χαραυγή μιας νέας εποχής μυστήρια αιώνων εκδικούνται όσους προσπαθούν να τα εξιχνιάσουν Μόνο η μυστική οργάνωση Αρκάνουμ μπορεί να σώσει τον κόσμο. Wheeler paint by numbers here Doyle based his most famous character on Dr Joseph Bell not himself and wrote eerie tales of supernatural horror which seems like the kind of thing that would have merited a #little attention here I ll admit I don t know much about Houdini but I m fairly #attention here I ll admit I don t know muchMean Sure Not High Brow Fiction But
Houdini but I m he and the other gentlemen of his era didn t speak in anachronistic metaphors the way Wheeler has them doingOnce you ve completely sucked the oy out of your novel by inaccurately depicting the main characters try to recoup your losses by stacking set piece upon set piece with little regard to sense or plot progression Got Houdini Let s put in an escape with a high wire act Got Doyle Let s make him randomly deduce things in some situations but not others Got Lovecraft Let s throw in a little shittily written steampunk confrontation with a demon or something Not done yet Let s insert Marie Laveau into the narrative despite her having been dead for a few decades by this time and then HAVE HER RAISE SOME DAMN ZOMBIES Because well why not rightThis should have been precisely the kind of thing I adore a brilliant mash up of history and literature tinged with supernatural horror Instead it s nothing but a rather painfully epic disappointment with cardboard cut outs standing in for beloved characters and random episodes standing in for plot and a completely inaccurate rendering of HPL s Cthulhu Mythos added on top ust as a final kick in the teeth I suppose I can say that at least it was good for a laugh though I highly doubt that s what the author intended OK This one was a guilty pleasure An occult thriller in which a team consists of Harry Houdini Marie Laveau HP Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It s like the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but with real people yet eually far fetched The plot is essentially League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with real historical figures instead of literary ones I would watch the TV show in a heartbeat but getting through the. υργός μαύρης μαγείας Άλιστερ Κρόουλι• Ο μυστηριώδης θάνατος του Κονσταντίν Ντιβάλ του τελευταίου από τους μεγάλους μυστικιστές• H κλοπή του βιβλίου του Ενώχ ενός από τα πιο ισχυρά βιβλία μαγείας• Μια χαμένη φυλή αγ?.About Houdini But I M