by John Connolly
I quite enjoyed reading this humorous, absurd, farfetched fantasy novel. I imagine that it is geared toward the Young Adult reader, but I went right along reading like I was young again. I must admit that I have liked a few YA series, and this one had the same sort of feel as Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl does, not a rip off by any means, just a similar feel. When I get the time, I think that I will have to jump back and read the first two books in the series.
I give The Creeps 4 stars out of 5 and a Thumbs Up. If you like Artemis Fowl or Diskworld, you will like this.
I received this Digital Review Copy for free from edelweiss.com.
Release date: October 22, 2013 | Series: Samuel Johnson Tales
In this clever and quirky follow-up to The Gates and The Infernals, Samuel Johnson’s life seems to have finally settled down—after all, he’s still got the company of his faithful dachshund Boswell and his bumbling demon friend Nurd; he has foiled the dreaded forces of darkness not once but twice; and he’s now dating the lovely Lucy Highmore.
But things in the little English town of Biddlecombe rarely run smoothly for long. Shadows are gathering in the skies; a black heart of pure evil is bubbling with revenge; and it rather looks as if the Multiverse is about to come to an end, starting with Biddlecombe. When a new toy shop’s opening goes terrifyingly awry, Samuel must gather a ragtag band of dwarfs, policemen, and very polite monsters to face down the greatest threat the Multiverse has ever known, not to mention assorted vampires, a girl with an unnatural fondness for spiders, and highly flammable unfriendly elves.
The latest installment of John Connolly’s wholly original and creepily imaginative Samuel Johnson Tales, The Creeps is humorous horror for anyone who enjoys fiction at its best.
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (October 22, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
About the Author
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.
The book description is from Amazon. The Creeps: A Samuel Johnson Tale