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[ Read ] ➲ Angelmaker  Author Nick Harkaway – Dcrjservices.co.uk chapter 1 Angelmaker , meaning Angelmaker , genre Angelmaker , book cover Angelmaker , flies Angelmaker , Angelmaker 26aefd8f78a2f A Wall Street Journal And Booklist Best Mystery Of 2012 From The Acclaimed Author Of The Gone Away World, Blistering Gangster Noir Meets Howling Absurdist Comedy As The Forces Of Good Square Off Against The Forces Of Evil, And Only An Unassuming Clockwork Repairman And An Octogenarian Former Superspy Can Save The World From Total Destruction Joe Spork Spends His Days Fixing Antique Clocks The Son Of Infamous London Criminal Mathew Tommy Gun Spork, He Has Turned His Back On His Family S Mobster History And Aims To Live A Quiet Life That Orderly Existence Is Suddenly Upended When Joe Activates A Particularly Unusual Clockwork Mechanism His Client, Edie Banister, Is Than The Kindly Old Lady She Appears To Be She S A Retired International Secret Agent And The Device It S A 1950s Doomsday Machine Having Triggered It, Joe Now Faces The Wrath Of Both The British Government And A Diabolical South Asian Dictator Who Is Also Edie S Old Arch Nemesis On The Upside, Joe S Got A Girl A Bold Receptionist Named Polly Whose Smarts, Savvy And Sex Appeal May Be Just What He Needs With Joe S Once Quiet World Suddenly Overrun By Mad Monks, Psychopathic Serial Killers, Scientific Geniuses And Threats To The Future Of Conscious Life In The Universe, He Realizes That The Only Way To Survive Is To Muster The Courage To Fight, Help Edie Complete A Mission She Abandoned Years Ago And Pick Up His Father S Old Gun.


10 thoughts on “Angelmaker

  1. says:

    I opened Angelmaker with high expectations I enjoyed The Gone Away World a great deal, and admired the blend of characterization, humor, and social commentary with a solid underlying concept While those elements are in place for Angelmaker, it was a struggle to read until it gained momentum halfway through.It has been a challenge to figure out why, but I think at heart, the beginning reads a little like a collection of short stories or vignettes, which makes the thriller plotting drag There i I opened Angelmaker with high expectations I enjoyed The Gone Away World a great deal, and admired the blend of characterization, humor, and social commentary with a solid underlying concept While those elements are in place for Angelmaker, it was a struggle to read until it gained momentum halfway through.It has been a challenge to figure out...


  2. says:

    Nick Harkaway is a genius Be ready for a highly impartial minus the im reviewI almost just left the review like that, but I guess I ll add a fewlines writing beautiful I gave this to a friend who only reads thrillers and mysteries Patterson, etc and it was too much for him in the prose department This is a good sign for me That means it wasn t garbage Okay, that s not fair, but it does mean that it had colorful prose, which it does.humor hilarious.It s just about perfect M Nick Harkaway is a genius Be ready for a highly impartial minus the im reviewI almost just left the review like that, but I guess I ll add a fewlines writing beautiful I gave this to a friend who only reads thrillers and mysteries Patterson, etc and it was too much for him in the prose department This is a good sign for me That means it wasn t garbage Okay, that s not fair, but it does mean that it...


  3. says:

    This book is crazy It is all over the place And yet it hangs together, better than I thought Harkaway s previous book The Gone Away World did I enjoyed The Gone Away World even though I didn t think the stor...


  4. says:

    I usually only mark as to read books I own, but on seeing that Nick Harkaway has a second novel due out there is absolutely no doubt I m going to read it No pressure, but The Gone Away World was not only one of the best debuts I ve ever read, but one of my all time favorite books.


  5. says:

    Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my GIFTS AND GUILTY list.Regardless of how many books are already queued patiently on my reading list, unexpected gifts and guilt trips will always see unplanned additions muscling their way in at the front.I have a friend called Justin true story a crazy, Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my GIFTS AND GUILTY list.Regardless of how many books are already queued patiently on my reading list, unexpected gifts and guilt trips will always see unplanned additions muscling their way in at the front.I have a friend called Justin true story a crazy, loveable Zimbabwean who wears board shorts and sandals, whatever the weather He has crazy dancing feet He can wear a bow tie and mean it He s a genius but not an evil one He s also a spy.When Justin finished his degree in Maths he had an interview with the foreign office He claims nothing came of it, but nobody believes him In the years that follow, Justin s life followed the induction programme for being an international man of mystery ...


  6. says:

    I wish I could write the review this book deserves, as Nick Harkaway not his real name wrote the review that Neal Stephenson s Reamd deserved the one I was in the process of writing in my head Stephenson s book was an action novel taken to absurd lengths, a nonstop global car boat bike chase firefight populated by real characters, most of whom you had to fall in love with Ergo, I think it s no coincidence that Harkaway still not his real name felt he had some solid ground upon which to s I wish I could write the review this book deserves, as Nick Harkaway not his real name wrote the review that Neal Stephenson s Reamd deserved the one I was in the process of writing in my head Stephenson s book was an action novel taken to absurd lengths, a nonstop global car boat bike chase firefight populated by real characters, most of whom you had to fall in love with Ergo, I think it s no coincidence that Harkaway still not his real name felt he had some solid ground upon which to stand while surveying the fatness of Reamd.Angelmaker is leaner, sprawls less, but is similarly packed with spies and murderers and gangsters who run and drive and use weapons, and they re all real people Well Some of them are not A few of them are but no, I m not going to say.It goes like this in 21st century London, there s a guy who fixes clocks Joe Joe s father was a notor...


  7. says:

    On paper it looks perfect Steam punk, romance, spy novel, comedy, action All the reviews promised something I would love But I struggled through this fun, thrilling yarn like I struggle through some dense academic volumes There were just too many words Harkaway goes on and on in that typical British style that s funny for a page but then gets tiring and all the dialogues read like a Monty Python scriptI shall now explain my plan You may then speak, but only to amend the detail The br On paper it looks perfect Steam punk, romance, spy novel, comedy, action All the reviews promised something I would love But I struggled through this fun, thrilling yarn like I struggle through some dense academic volumes There were just too many words Harkaway goes on and on in that typical British style that s funny for a page but then gets tiring and all the dialogues read like a Monty Python scriptI shall now explain my plan You may then speak, but only to amend the detail The broad outline is not subject to negotiation Are you ready GoodI propose to have sex with you I believe it will be excellent sex Your obedience on one parti...


  8. says:

    I had been looking forward to this book so much because his first book The Gone Away World was one of my favorite reads last year Sadly this one was not as good and for the first half of the book I did not like it at all It floundered along in a mess of too detailed descriptions and overwritten back stories although the story was always good when he got back to it And then around the half way mark the story took over, the author stopped meandering and everything got so much better In fact I I had been looking forward to this book so much because his first book The Gone Away World was one of my favorite reads last year Sadly this one was...


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    It would be tempting to say that Joe Spork lived a quiet, unremarkable life until he was pulled into an attempt to stop a mad South Asian dictator from unleashing a 1950s clockwork doomsday device by a retired octogenarian super spy named Edie Banister Tempting, but not quite accurate, since Joe is the son of the infamous Matthew Tommy Gun Spork, who kept fashionable crime and the honourable lifestyle of the gangster alive long after it should have faded into obscurity Joe has turned his bac It would be tempting to say that Joe Spork lived a quiet, unremarkable life until he was pulled into an attempt to stop a mad South Asian dictator from unleashing a 1950s clockwork doomsday device by a retired octogenarian super spy named Edie Banister Tempting, but not quite accurate, since Joe is the son of the infamous Matthew Tommy Gun Spork, who kept fashionable crime and the honourable lifestyle of the gangster alive long after it should have faded into obscurity Joe has turned his back on his father s life of crime and taken up his grandfather s tra...


  10. says:

    I was supposed to have written a review of Nick Harkaway s Angelmaker for Kirkus last week but I just couldn t finish the book.In principle, I should have loved this heck, I had hoped Angelmaker would be so good it would even feature on my top 10 this year It s an outlandish Literary Fantasy novel featuring automata, London based gangsters, World War II shenanigans and espionage with a plot to destroy the world using clockwork bees.But an extremely bloated plot with obnoxiously verbose descri I was supposed to have written a review of Nick Harkaway s Angelmaker for Kirkus last week but I just couldn t finish the book.In principle, I should have loved this heck, I had hoped Angelmaker would be so good it would even feature on my top 10 this year It s an outlandish Literary Fantasy novel featuring automata, London based gangsters, World War II shenanigans and espionage with a plot to destroy the world using clockwork bees.But an extremely bloated plot with obnoxiously verbose descriptions of pretty much everything the main characters come across as they wander around plus a recently discovered aversion for third person first tense narratives unfortunately kept me from finishing the book.It was the toe you see, that eventually did me in.At one point in the narrative, main character Joe Spork is about to leave a room when he is stopped in his tracks by a toe What f...