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Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter
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Apr 07, 12

Read from March 31 to April 07, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Supposed to be the first "steampunk" novel and the author is supposed to have been the one to coin the phrase.

Set in Victorian London, a man inherits his father's "watch shop". Turns out that his father actually made very intricate mechanical devices. These devices have an unsavory history which leads the main character on a wild adventure.

I wanted to love this book but for many reason, I just could not. The writing wasn't all that great and the story line was uninteresting. The characters and scenes didn't make sense for the time period this was set in. Lots of bits and phrases were thrown in that caused numerous eye rolls.

And the big finish of this book, where the main character has to have sex in order to save the world was beyond ridiculous.

My version of the book also had numerous typos and editing mistakes. Periods where there shouldn't have been, misused words, and commas that didn't make sense.

Definitely not a good read at all.
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