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The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss
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Aug 19, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011challenge, borrowed, mysteries, british-authors, historical
Read from August 19 to 23, 2011

What to say? Lucifer Box is full of himself. Really full of himself.
The story is a bit of a romp, featuring zombies controlled by purple morphine, a chase through the streets of London and into a graveyard, a trip to Naples and down into the bowls Mount Vesuvius. There are pretty ladies in sheep's clothing. There are dead bodies that really aren't dead bodies. And did I mention making Vesuvius its fellow volcanoes into a (view spoiler)?

I really wanted to enjoy this book and have enjoyed Mark Gatiss' books in the past, but it was a bit of an up hill slog to get through. Still, I'm going to read Devil in Amber next.

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08/20/2011 page 132
55.0% "A bit of an up hill climb, but pretty OK so far. I will say that Lucifer Box is full of himself."
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