Thursday, 17 October 2013

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Clown Service - Guy Adams

Release Date: 19/09/13
Publisher:  Gollancz


Toby Greene has been reassigned. The Department: Section 37 Station Office, Wood Green. The Boss: August Shining, an ex-Cambridge, Cold War-era spy. The Mission: Charged with protecting Great Britain and its interests from paranormal terrorism. The Threat: An old enemy has returned, and with him Operation Black Earth, a Soviet plan to create the ultimate insurgents by re-animating the dead.


I’ve read quite a few books that fit nicely into this genre where secret agents save the world from supernatural enemies and to be honest there’s not that many left that will do something a little different to create their own niche within the market. Whilst this title from Guy is an OK book, I did feel that it was more like a whole set of stories that have gone before interwoven to give the reader something similar but with its own flavour at the end of the day. It does have some great dialogue, it does have some solid cast members within but overall I wasn’t overwhelmed as it didn’t have a strong enough presence on its own. Don’t get me wrong it is OK but if you want something that’s fresh and at the top of the genre then this isn’t perhaps for you..

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