The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo della Quercia
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
An uneven - well, beyond uneven, jagged really, like broken glass - mars a great concept and some kick-ass characters. I think another term might be "heavy handed" - I could never lose the sense that the author's fingers were wrapped around each and every character, making them talk, walk, swear - and fight, lots of fighting - without any clear idea of what was going to happen next. That made for some confusing reading. There may have been some master plot design to the whole book - but it still felt like a video game, only starring historical characters in a steampunk setting.
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