By UNKNOWN: The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler (2005-06-28)

Wley The problem is that first time novelist Wheeler isn t really up to the task of fleshing out all of these colorful characters Conan Doyle sort of works as a real world incarnation of his literary creation and Houdini is not bad but HP Lovecraft rings false as some ind of steampunk technomystic and voodoo ueen Leveau comes across surprisingly bland There are also some serious anachroni If you like fiction that combines real historical figures and locations then this is the book for you Its fast paced and one where you don t want to put it down I was hoping that they would turn this into a movie but alas no not yet The fun of any new pulp adventure is you never Afgantsy know exactly what you are going to get Oh sure you can make a few educated guesses based on yournowledge of the author s history and the book s theme but that s still pretty much surface data It doesn t really delve deep enough to reveal anything of significance until you start reading That being said you can imagine my curiosity in picking up something called Hitler s Time Machine Some assumptions leapt immediately mind it being a sci fi thriller set against the S may not include CDs or access codes 100% money back guarante.

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How do you mess up a story about Arthur Conan Doyle HP Lovecraft and Houdini attempting to avert the end of the world by recovering a lost volume of arcane lore and dubious provenance Just ask Thomas WheelerStart by failing to do any Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., kind of historical or biographical research whatsoever Lovecraft was social guy with a wide correspondence and a fairly excellent sense of humor which makes him a far complex personality than the Reclusive Necromancer Wheeler paint by numbers here Doyle based his most famous character on Dr Joseph Bell not himself and wrote eerie tales of supernatural horror which seems like theind of thing that would have merited a little attention here I ll admit I don t now much about Houdini but I m fairly certain he and the other gentlemen of his era didn t speak in anachronistic metaphors the way Wheeler has them doingOnce you ve completely sucked the joy out of your novel by inaccurately depicting the main characters try to recoup your losses by stacking set piece upon set piece with little regard to sense or plot progression Got Houdini Let s put in an escape with a high wire act Got Doyle Let s make him. Will be shipped from US Used books may not include companion

Randomly deduce things in some situations but not others Got Lovecraft Let s throw in a little crappily written steampunk confrontation with a demon or something Not done yet Let s insert Marie Laveau into the narrative despite her having been dead for a few decades by this time and then HAVE HER RAISE SOME DAMN ZOMBIES Because well why not rightThis should have been precisely the ind of thing I adore a brilliant mash up of history and literature tinged with supernatural horror Instead it s nothing but a rather painfully epic disappointment with cardboard cut outs standing in for beloved characters and random episodes standing in for plot and a completely inaccurate rendering of HPL s Cthulhu Mythos added on top just as a final ick in the teeth I suppose I can say that at least it was good for a laugh though I highly doubt that s what the author intended It s a nice concept Arthur Conan Doyle Harry Houdini HP Lovecraft and Marie Leveau are part of a secret society of demon busters dedicated to fighting incursions of the Lovecraftian mythos into our world There are cameo appearances by famous mystics AE Waite and Aleister Cro. Aterials may have some shelf wear may contain highlightingnote.