My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I was really looking forward to reading this but I feel abit let down. I wasn't sure if it was meant to be scary or funny - it didn't really scare me (and there were parts of it that, done differently, would have been horrible) but it did make me laugh - just not enough for me to be sure that that was the intention throughout. I did particularly like the moment when Quimby tells a "photogenic drawing" expert that the French word of "photographie" will never catch on.
With a few exceptions the characters weren't developed brilliantly, and there were parts to the plot that were never explained (or, if they were, I missed them) and seemed inserted just to explain away other parts.
This was first foray in Steampunk - I have another on my TBR and I can only hope it leaves me more satisfied than this!
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