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An adventure for readers aged 199 – 9, stuffed with magic, mystery, derring-do and generally ill-advised behaviour. (And robots.) Racing from London to Paris to the heart of Prague, it's a mystery set in the present-day world - but a world the bewildered hero, a 12-year old boy called Alex, finds increasingly invaded by the old, the fantastic, the magical and the macabre.
Paperback, 1, 310 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Createspace (first published June 17th 2013)
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Jun 20, 2015 Miriam marked it as to-read
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Aug 20, 2013 Lucinda rated it really liked it
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An exciting escapade involving the mechanical and mysterious, with a sprinkling of magic and mystery!

This thrilling adventure story will delight fans of doctor who or those who enjoy mechanical fantasy like Leviathan for example. Set within a modern-day world that is invaded by the mysterious, this is the story of how a young boy’s toy Robot turns out to be the catalyst for something momentous. His acquisition is no ordinary Robot for when Alex (the young boy) encounters an alien attack; he
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Chandni
I can't remember the last book I read that had pictures in it. After reading this book, it kind of made me long for the days of picture books. I was prepared to write this book off as just a children's book, but I was thoroughly impressed by it. Not only did it have action, adventure and a mystery, I was surprised by the amount of myth it included. It also included a great representation of family dynamics.

Alex seems a lot older than his twelve years, but in the best possible way. He's intellige
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Misty
Aug 27, 2013 Misty rated it it was amazing
With Damien Love’s “Like Clockwork”, it is as if Remi’s “Tintin” and Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” had mated and produced a marvelously steampunk offspring.

Alex’s grandfather is an adventurer, a collector of rare and unusual things, and has spurred Alex’s love for old robots. He mails a particularly curious robot to Alex, and its arrival portends a strange and magical event in the young man’s life. Grandfather arrives shortly after, a wondrous hybrid of Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who and Indiana Jo
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Danielle (is trying to escape reality)
* I received a free copy of this via the Goodreads First Reads program. The review is wholly my own opinion and was not paid for.*

This was a neat adventure!

Like Clockwork reminds me a lot of the TV show Fringe. It's an immersive book, with an out of this world story, but somehow you feel like it's completely believable and that you are just glimpsing into this boy's (Alex) life. Add in a British feel and a unique grandfather, and you've got an interesting read.

The relationship between Alex and
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Mary M
Sep 25, 2013 Mary M rated it it was amazing
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Very charming book, a delightfully fun read once you decide to take things with a grain of salt (ha! tip of the hat to the book) and suspend disbelief. Alex and his grandfather are a good combination, the enigmatic grandfather and the pragmatic grandson. I liked "seeing" Paris and Prague through their eyes.

The ending threw me a bit but not so that it took away my enjoyment.

The first chapter or two where things are set up are a bit of a slog but once you get into the story (for me, on the train t
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