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Book Reviews: Warlock Holmes: A Study In Brimstone + The Feast Of All Souls + 2 others

Warlock Holmes: A Study In Brimstone by G.S. Denning
In this hilarious parody, Dr John Watson meets sorcerer/idiot Warlock Holmes and joins him in investigating disconcerting crimes in London. A nauseating menace named Moriarty lurks and things look increasingly grim for the flagrant philistine Warlock and his faithful friend John. This is a good, funny, inventive take on the duo. This shows the unintended negative consequences of their acts.

Best Lines:
“What a quaint method of knocking our country cousins have.”

“Holmes! Cease that screaming, if you please.”

“Feculent list.”

The Feast Of All Souls by Simon Bestwick
A grieving woman moves into a house that is haunted or cursed by old sins casting long shadows. This is a boring tale of the supernatural, emotional distraction and quantum physics that is bereft of clarity. This was heinous and deserves to lie in the gutter of derision. It is a tale of a blatant villain unrelenting in his fanatical determination. This was frankly dismayingly bad. Something malign and ancient lurks as the ‘heroine’ who lacks graciousness lashes out irrationally. This was not intellectually interesting.

Best Lines:
“Dragged themselves up from the gutters of their birth - and often proved to be of low and vulgar taste.”

“Blasting out loud, discordant music no-one dated ask them to turn down.”

“Such ingratitude cannot go unanswered.”

Good Behaviour by Molly Keane

The War Of The Worlds by HG Wells
This 1898 novel was okay.
Tags: book review, war of the worlds

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