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Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Night of Blacker Darkness

A Night of Blacker DarknessA Night of Blacker Darkness by Dan Wells

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a hilarious story about a banker who discovers that a little forgery could land him 90,000 pounds . . . until he's double crossed and ends up in prison. Follow Frederick and the funny cast of characters (John Keats, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen) as he escapes from prison and tries to get the money while running from the law, ghouls and vampires.
 
My favorite quote in the book was:

"You want to die by way of death? I didn’t know there were any other options.” 

“Of course there are! It’s called ‘a long and pointless existence,’ and it is the leading cause of people not being alive."

Other than some drawn out silliness and a few swear words, the book was entertaining.