Joe Spork repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. All Joe wants is a quiet life, but when he fixes one particularly unusual device his life is suddenly upended. The client? Unknown. And the device? Its a 1950s doomsday machine.
Review by Monday, Monday Reading Group
Although not everyone liked it, we were agreed that it was well written – comparisons to Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Douglas Adams were very apt, and it was noted that Terry Gilliam could make a great film from it. In summary : a Hieronymous Bosch painting of a book, descriptive, dark and quite manic
Star rating: ***