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Old 09-24-2009, 11:30 PM   #1
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Freebie: The Music of Razors by Cameron Rogers (Kindle)



The Music of Razors
by Cameron Rogers

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/pro...s=digital-text

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In nineteenth-century Boston, a young doctor on the run from the law falls in with a British confidence artist. Together–and with dire consequences–they bring back to the light something meant to be forgotten.

A world away in London, an absent father, haunted by the voice of a banished angel, presents his daughter with an impossible friend–a clockwork ballerina.

For two centuries, a bullet-removal specialist has wielded instruments of angel bone in service to a forgotten power . . . and now he vows to find someone else to shoulder the burden, someone with a conscience of their own, a strong mind, and a broken will. For a hundred years he has searched for the perfect contender, and now he has found two: a brother and a sister. Walter and Hope. Either will do.

Last night something stepped from little Walter’s closet and he never woke up. Now he travels the dark road between worlds, no longer entirely boy nor wholly beast, but with one goal in mind: to prevent his sister from suffering the same fate as he. Only the creature he has become can save Hope. But is it too late to save himself?


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"The Music of Razors is a nightmarishly imaginative debut from a writer of real assurance and vision. Watch him: he's going to go places." - Neil Gaiman

"Dark, disturbing, and filled with moments of real charm and magic, The Music of Razors is the best first novel I've seen this year." - Locus

In nineteenth-century Boston, a young doctor falls in with an British confidence artist. Together - and with dire consequences - they bring back to the light something meant to be forgotten.

A world away in London, an absent father, haunted by the voice of a banished angel, presents his daughter with an impossible friend - a clockwork ballerina.

For two centuries a bullet-removal specialist has wielded instruments of angel bone in service to a forgotten power... and now he vows to find someone else to shoulder the burden, someone with a conscience of their own, a strong mind and a broken will. For a hundred years he has searched for the perfect contender, and now he has found two: a brother and a sister, Walter and Hope. Either will do.

Last night something stepped from little Walter's closet and he never woke up. Now he travels the dark road between worlds, no longer entirely boy nor wholly beast, but with one goal in mind: to prevent his sister from suffering the same fate as he. Only the creature he has become can save Hope. But is it too late to save himself?

"Cameron Rogers writes like a magician." - K.J. Bishop, author of The Etched City

The Music of Razors is superior fantasy, fast-paced and seductive. It digs deep for effect and delivers." - Sean Williams, author of The Resurrection Man

"Packed with surreal images that haunt you long after you've put down the book." - Storm Constantine, author of The Wraeththu Trilogy
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At the start of Australian author Rogers's inventive but disappointing debut, Walter, a four-year-old boy with sudden intimations of mortality, makes the mistake of banishing from his closet a monster who was actually his protector. This leaves him prey to the depredations of Henry, a former rogue medical student now aged over 150, whom we first meet in an unconvincing Boston of 1840, rife with such anachronisms as [...] doctors aware of bacteria. Henry is part of a circle of decadents who have conjured up a demon (the conjuring scene makes for one of the novel's especially vivid moments) but bungled their demonic deal. In a parallel world, Walter merges with the spirit of his protective monster, determined to protect his younger sister, Hope—Henry's next target. Rogers aims for a Neil Gaiman–style plot about evil versus spirituality, but lacks Gaiman's grace or charm. (May)
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“A nightmarishly imaginative debut from a writer of real assurance and vision . . . Cameron Rogers is going to go places.”
–Neil Gaiman

“Dark, disturbing, and filled with moments of real charm and magic, The Music of Razors is the best first novel I’ve seen this year.”
–Locus

“Cameron Rogers writes like a magician.”
–K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City

“Superior fantasy. Fast-paced and seductive, it digs deep for effect and delivers.”
–Sean Williams, author of The Resurrection Man

“Packed with surreal images that haunt you long after you’ve put down the book.”
–Storm Constantine, author of the Wraeththu trilogy


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Review
“A nightmarishly imaginative debut from a writer of real assurance and vision . . . Cameron Rogers is going to go places.”
–Neil Gaiman

“Dark, disturbing, and filled with moments of real charm and magic, The Music of Razors is the best first novel I’ve seen this year.”
–Locus

“Cameron Rogers writes like a magician.”
–K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City

“Superior fantasy. Fast-paced and seductive, it digs deep for effect and delivers.”
–Sean Williams, author of The Resurrection Man

“Packed with surreal images that haunt you long after you’ve put down the book.”
–Storm Constantine, author of the Wraeththu trilogy
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/pro...s=digital-text


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Old 09-25-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. It looks good.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:16 AM   #4
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....and yet another title I'm now going to have to get.

I think a little old lady (or a little old man - if there is one) needs to start a poll, such as this one: "Are Free ebooks a good thing, Bwana?"

There's just no sense in having free ebooks available all the time. It's causing me consternation and angst, and it's giving me irritable bowel syndrome because I'm so far behind in my reading.

I say "NO" to free books - but I'm still going to download this one.


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P.S.: If you thought the above was serious, then someone here really needs to get a life - or take a "Be Happy" pill.
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