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Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Cécile Cristofari - Goodreads

This book reminded me somewhat of early steampunk, full of fast-paced, somewhat nonsensical action, and more fun than political. There's a little somethingfor everyone: time travel, giant robots ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Somebody else's attempt at Victorian-punk. This starts with a lurch: we find Sir Richard Francis Burton, the man himself, considering his last few years of source-of-the-Nile-ing. A great deal of ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Campbell Mcaulay - Goodreads

Victorian London is stalked by a mad-eyed leaping sex-pest/assassin and a gang of vicious "loup-garous" intent on abducting the capital's chimney sweeps. Who better to divine their nefarious ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - BohemianWeasel - Goodreads

I've read (and been genuinely chilled by) Victorian accounts of 'Spring-Heeled Jack' so I was excited by the potential of this story. Alas. I usually never abandon a book before finishing it, but ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

A really good book, one of the best world builds I have read in years. A must read for all fans of steampunk. Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

I am not a reader of Steampunk fiction, at least, I wasn't until I came across “The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack” by Mark Hodder. “The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack” is the first ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Scurra - Goodreads

Time-travel - at least in the paradox-inducing non-linear form - is challenging to do well. You have to decide how you are going to handle the consequences of introducing a time-traveller at all ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Loki (Bleeds SLYTHERIN Green) - Goodreads

If you're a fan of Dr Who or Steam Punkery, this book is definitely something you'd be interested in. It doesn't take long to realize that this is NOT the Victorian England you read about in History ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

I'd been meaning to read this for ages, but when I finally got round to it I couldn't really find any enthusiasm. Which is sad, since there are some awesome reviews out there, but it really didn't ... Read full review

Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne #1)

User Review  - Timothy Lewis - Goodreads

If you have not given this book, the first of three in a series, a look yet then shame on you. Mark Hodder brings the fictional out of non-fictional characters without going to far out of the realms ... Read full review


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