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Ghosts of War by George Mann
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Jan 07, 2012

liked it


I'm in what seems like the majority here. This is a fun book that moves about at a brisk pace and is really never boring. But I guess that's where it stops. It doesn't go above and beyond in any way; from the writing (I felt like it could have been more atmospheric) to the plot... everything is good but not great.

Actually that's not true; the mash-up of things -- it's described by different people as a combination of jazz-age superhero-steampunk-occult thriller, film noir and 1920s decadence -- is very nice, and mixing all this stuff interests me. It just doesn't do as much as it should, but I suppose it was trying to be pulp-y?

But it's definitely worth a read. It's one of those books that you read after you just read something like Ulysses by James Joyce... something to give you a quick jolt of energy, and nothing else.

(I also didn't know this was a sequel, but still enjoyed it).

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