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Lord Kelvin’s Machine (Narbondo, #3)

By James P. Blaylock

Rating: 2 stars

The tagline for this book — “do unto others before they do unto you… with a time machine!” — should really have given me some warning as to the quality, but I was too excited by the title to notice. Langdon St. Ives is a scientist to wants to get hold of the titular machine before the dastardly Ignacio Narbondo to save his wife.

Written in a faux-Victorian style, and set in the 19th century, this book completely failed to interest me. It was okay, but the style wasn’t authentic enough to feel like what it was trying to be and the writing wasn’t strong enough to carry off the story. And the (American) author completely fails to understand cricket.

When there’s so many better books in the world, I wouldn’t bother wasting my time reading this one.

Book details

ISBN: 9780441499724
Publisher: Ace
Year of publication: 1992

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