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The Last Christmas: A Repairman Jack Novel Hardcover – September 20, 2019
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"One of the all-time great characters in one of the all-time great series." --Lee Child
"Repairman Jack is one of the greatest fictional characters created by any thriller writer in the past half century. If you haven't discovered him and his world yet, what a fabulous, extraordinary, and electric reading experience awaits you." --Douglas Preston, co-creator of the Pendergast novels
"Repairman Jack is one of my favorite characters--I'm full of happy anticipation every time I hold a new RJ novel in my hands." --Charlaine Harris, creator of True Blood
"I'm a Repairman Jack addict. Be warned: Read one book and you'll become one, too. If you've got an impossible problem to solve, he's the one guy you want in your corner: flawed, conflicted, and oh-so-wonderfully brutal. Each book is a sweet hit of pure adrenaline. Pick up a copy and get hooked today." --James Rollins, New York Times bestseller creator of the Sigma Force
"F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack is a cultural icon. If you haven't crossed paths with him you're out of the loop. Get with the program." --David Morrell, creator of Rambo.
- Publisher : Crossroad Press (September 20, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 370 pages
- ISBN-10 : 195056567X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1950565672
- Item Weight : 1.33 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.51 x 0.94 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #941,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The gang's all here, and not just as Christmas ornaments. Abe, Glaeken, the Lady, Gia, Vicky plus a couple of guest stars and reference to the ICE SEQUENCE. They all play an important role (I was dubious at first how FP was going to pull that off but he did, of course), and so does the timing of this adventure. "'Tis the season". This time Jack has not one but two independent fixes going at the same time, and of course, neither is what it seems, no goes as expected. There is more of the secret history, quite a bit actually, and this novel proves that there is little doubt if the muse strikes FP, we may well see Jack back in action once more.
In any event, this is a really good one and a great Christmas gift to all FP Wilson/RJ fans. Happy reading and Happy holidays to all.
This was a great book and I hope that FPW decides that Jack deserves more stories.
Everything Paul writes is worth reading, especially a new Repairman Jack Novel!
IF you like Jack - You'll Like this Book!
Now, Paul, You know, we readers are gonna Demand MORE of these In-Betweener Novels about One of the Greatest Literary Characters EVER!
F. Paul Wilson is a must buy, must read author. This stand-alone is easy to follow and difficult to put down. No editing errors, gratuitous violence or drag-you-down drama.
Intriguing storyline with descriptive writing that draws the reader into each scene. Believable dialogue and characters with distinct personalities.
I will re-read this stand always look forward to, pre-order when possible, new works by this author.
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Gave it a whirl, I'm sure you'll enjoy it whether you are a casual or hardened fan, or even new to Repairman Jack.
I want more.
I might have to start from the beginning again...
This makes The Last Christmas such a welcome return from Jack, furthering Wilson's Secret History of the World. The torch carrier for HP Lovecraft's weird fiction of the 1930s/40s, it's great to see that with this, Wardenclyffe and the upcoming Signalz, Wilson continues to expand upon his Secret History, filling in gaps, fleshing out characters and, quite simply, continuing one of the absolutely best long-form series in modern fiction.
Bringing together not just his RJ books, but the Adversary Cycle and other novels, short stories and novellas that all come together into what is really a single massive series, he has created an alternative history of the world that not only makes for compelling reading...but, in some weird, wonderful and not-so-wonderful ways, becomes absolutely believable. Writing fiction where the reader can suspend disbelief, especially in the realm of weird fiction, is the purview of but a few authors, and F Paul Wilson stands with the best of them.
I'll not disclose anything about The Last Christmas, but will say this: if you've never read/heard of Repairman Jack, while any book is a fine place to start (as they all manage to be largely self-contained), if reading The Last Christmas tweaks your interest then go back and read Wilson's Secret History of the World (which is usually listed at the end of his books). It's a massive commitment, as we're talking dozens of novels, novellas and short stories. But read in sequence, F Paul Wilson's Secret History of the World and, in particular, the righteous Repairman Jack material, will draw you in like few others can. Stephen King's Dark Tower and, to a lesser extent, Castle Rock stories are in the same vein as long-form, sometimes career-spanning writing. But even King, as terrific as he is (and the Dark Tower series is a major accomplishment, to be sure!), doesn't approach the massive story arcs, narrative threads and, when taken as a whole, an inimitable life's work that just keeps on getting better with every successive novel, novella and short story, as Wilson continues to flesh out his Secret History of the World.
It rarely gets as good as this!