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Obviously written under the influence of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, this is a short but incisive analysis of English class and character of the Victorian era. Highly recommended.
02/10/2013
I\\\'ve never heard of this author, but this is a very impressive novel about a child with super-intelligence. Not a book that may amuse you, but a book that lets you think.
02/06/2013
One of the best modern picaresque novels. The author Clouston, though obscure, is a great craftsman. Recently I read THE MAN FROM THE CLOUDS, SIMON, THE SPY IN BLACK, and all of them are great reads.
05/28/2011
This is a well-written, solidly constructed spy story. Highly recommended.
04/01/2011
Mr. Vantine, a connoisseur of antique art objects, finds a stranger from France dead in his house. A few hours later, Mr. Vantine himself is found dead in the same place, in the same manner. Their deaths seem to have something to do with a Boule Cabinet that has been shipped to him by mistake from France.

This is a very well-written, old- fashioned thriller. The process of the mystery deepening and unravelling is charming.
05/25/2010
Reading this book after "Gee's First Case" is like watching Tarantino's "From Dusk Till Dawn". But that is ok, because the story is well written anyway. Also this novel reminded me of "Undying Monster" by Jessie Douglas Kerruish. Fun read.
04/10/2010
A gruesome account of a real murder case in which a young woman was decapitated while still breathing. The case is presented in a journalistic, matter-of-fact style, and there is not a scrap of sentimentalism.
08/05/2009
I agree with the previous reviewers. Each time a new clue is discovered, the situation undergoes a complete change. A superb plot. I just wish the writing was as creative as the plot.
05/23/2009
A young adventurer, after wandering the arctic ocean, reaches a land where wealth is held despicable and a public death is the greatest honor in life. A tale full of Swiftean irony, and the language is so rich and powerful that I found the book hard to put down.
05/09/2009
The first-person narrative by a woman depicts not only the process of her getting mad but also the existence of a repressive (male-dominated) society. A wonderfully crafted and very disturbing short story.
03/24/2009
D.C. Alexander - Intriguing Plots and Enthralling Settings
FEATURED AUTHOR - D.C. Alexander is a former federal agent. His debut novel, The Legend of Devil's Creek, was a #1 best seller on Amazon. His critically acclaimed second novel, The Shadow Priest, was called "a great beach read" by the USA TODAY Network. He is also a former judge for the annual International Thriller Writers Best Thriller Awards. He was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and now lives in Louisville, Kentucky. As our Author of the Day, Alexander tells us all about his book, Chasing The… Read more