Brandon of the Drunken Scholar just gave The Know Circuit
a great review, found here
. He says:
"Looking back one weak point about Bridge's character in the first novel is that he was kinda cookie cutter as anti-heroes go. Aside from the snappy end of his dialogue there wasn't a lot of soul there. That is definitely not the case in The Know Circuit. Oh, sure, Bridge returns with all of his wit, cynicism, and swagger. But Ballard allows him to grow exponentially in depth through complex emotional responses due to his relationship with Aristotle and the situation that he finds himself in. It's safe to say that Artemis Bridge is fast becoming one of my favorite a**holes of literature."
Gary A. Ballard