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Sherlock Holmes only nobody is very bright
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2014
Or The Avengers (guy, girl, romantic tension, adventures) only again, nobody is too bright. I can suspend belief for Alice in Wonderland, but this guy lost me every few pages. Someone punches someone in the kidneys from the front. If you do fight scenes, you should at least figure out where all the body parts are. I'm cool with magic and weird science, it's the little cluelesnesses that got me. If you are going to write steam punk books, you should at least be able to at least pretend to have spent a few minutes learning about steam and associated steam punk technology. His use of English is approximate. It's as if he has a thesaurus and thinks all the synonyms on the list actually have the same meaning. The language is awkward. Obviously lots of people love this series. Maybe you will too. I was going on a trip, read the glowing reviews, and bought this and two audio Hobbes and Newbury audio books. Oops. I did read all of this and listen to one and a quarter of the audio books. I was desperate. I am writing this in case someone like me might read the review and at least be a little cautious.