Friday, May 21, 2010

The Domino Men One of the Best Books I Read in 2009

Why is it my favorite books are so hard to describe?  Oh right.  I like convoluted plots and outrageous ideas.  Here goes:
Domino Men by Jonathan Barnes
A Review
We're in modern England but a few things are different.  Why, you ask?  Because Queen Victoria made a deal with something Unspeakable!  In a quite civilized manner, of course.  So there's a secret organization trying to stave off the pro quo of her quid (quid - former British monetary unit - Ha!). The grandson of one of these agents has been prepared, unbeknownst to him, to sing the classic "How do you solve a problem like the Unspeakable?".  Add in two schoolboy-clad, men-like creatures that speak like Tweedles Dee and Dum but are bad bad bad bad bad.  And you will not believe what the Unspeakable actually wants. If you read it before breakfast prepare to believe more than six impossible things.  And like it! Highly recommended for those who enjoy having their minds blown, man.

You might also like The Somnabulist in which the Tweedles make their first appearance.

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