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Andrew Doran is back!
Action! Wiseassery! Badassery! Sarcasm and snarkery! And a fun plot with godawful villains, magic, and excellent imagery! The publisher's summary will entice, and no spoilers allowed. Just hop on with the new dean of Miskatonic U and enjoy the ride!
Shaun does a better job with this volume, so there is hope yet.
This book was a much appreciated gift
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This (hopefully continuing) series is a fun and nicely crafted urban fiction spin on Lovecraft. Plot, pacing, and style remind me of early 20th century noir. Think Maltese Falcon with monsters and nazis.
Aside from the scattered use of painful French accents, the reader really works for this title. Mainly because I think he really understands the title character.
The book is narrated by the protagonist, a gritty, pragmatic man of action who hunts evil but sucks at the paperwork. As with the previous book, it's action from beginning to end, with several radical scene changes.
The first book was mainly set in a tour from the US across the Atlantic and through nazi-occupied Europe. This one spans a trip to Antarctica, but also explores more metaphysical scenery including the dream land and a non-euclidean alien city.
I wouldn't have minded a few more hours of content, but the story really didn't need it. For both reasons I look forward to what I hope will be further books in the series.
It's worth the purchase, in my opinion, but I had a review copy.