Inside of every blood cell in HG Wells..
- INFERNAL DEVICES-K.W. Jeter. Oh dear reader, the
book I have just read flamed the mind with it's fancy
and mystery to make the fragile bones of my pudenda
quiver with delicate joy such that I have never felt
afore! Goddam what a book. This is like H.G. Wells with
the H.P. Lovecraft descriptions of darkness run thru
the mind of Sherlock Holmes writer Doyle. Written
like an old classic.<br><br>In England a certain Dower
had a Sr. who built watches and infernal devices, one
was a mechanical church that had bows and spinning
knobs that resonated human voices from clergymen who
offered sermons and communion. <br>Young Dower is given
an old device of his fathers that has the perplexing
properties of a device without use, well made....but is in
demand as someone tries to steal it. It leads him around
a mystery behind somes inconclusive riddles that
spin his head (and the reader) into more conundrums.
This mystery takes him to a borough of London where
everyone seems to be related to a Saint Monkfish. A coin
he is given as payment to repair the useless device
has the patron Monkfish as resembling a carp.
Everyone in this district looks like one too. 'Green
Girls' seem to be the prize for the jaded elite in this
borough and from the scandal comes "The Royal
Anti-Society", Molly Maude's Whores, "The Godly Army" and more.
It's about as screwy as it gets, complete
steampunkery, with a duo who are scamming their way across the
land thru an entirely different set of devices...
<br>Pure joy to read in it's wordings and over the top
coincidences so well constructed I couldn't set it down
without getting an automatic headache from the id. Must
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> This is a alternate history novel in whichAl Capone was the ultimate in so called free marketeering...
> everything that we know has been turned upside down. The
> 1917 communist revolution happened in the U.S. In this
> world Al Capone is president and dictator.