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Aces & Eights by Dale Lucas
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Mar 02, 2012

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bookshelves: own, mystery-detective, ebook

I picked this one up based on an online review based on the three points of interest: Pulp, NYC and purported cage-match between magic systems.

What I got was a fun read, not too heavy, but full of the flavour that I enjoy from period Pulp. Character-wise, I found the Antagonists more interesting then the Protagonists; I hope Lucas spends more time with Dub Coriveau (motivations, background, etc.) in future books. I really enjoyed a little sequence describing how illicit money flows up from the streets to the Robber Barons; it was a great example of show me / not tell me.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and hope that Lucas does well enough that other entries are produced. As a side note, I was really happy to find this small-press release on Kobo.

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