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Joe Golem and the Drowning City by Mike Mignola
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Apr 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: best-of-2012
Read from March 28 to April 03, 2012

This was a little gem of a book. It takes a little bit to get going, and I was wondering where it was all heading, but the ending is well worth waiting for. It's kind of a mix of Cthulhu and steampunk, with a little Sherlock Holmes thrown in. A lot of times a pastiche like this can come across as contrived, cheesy, or just plain boring. Or it starts off strong and fizzles out once the originality of the concept wears off. But I was pleasantly surprised. I guess it helped that I read the ending in NYC!

As a note, the illustrations looked great on a Nook Tablet (or Color).
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