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The Affinity Bridge (Newbury & Hobbes Inverstigation #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Captivating Read Indeed!

I wasn't fanatic about The Affinity Bridge though I was thoroughly interested in it at the same time. It was a change from the books I have been reading (my recently read books I either couldn't get enough of or disliked with a passion). This one was in the middle. Stil...
I wasn't fanatic about The Affinity Bridge though I was thoroughly interested in it at the same time. It was a change from the books I have been reading (my recently read books I either couldn't get enough of or disliked with a passion). This one was in the middle. Still I recommend it too fans of mystery and steampunk genres. I guess the main reson why I wasn't too thrilled with it was(and I feel horrible saying this mind you) because it had minimal amounts of romance. I can tell George Mann was trying to ease into the relationship of the two main characters (but to me it was torture!) and I respect that especially since your average romance novel usually rushes the romance between the lovers to where it's unrealistic (I really do hate that part of being a fan of romance). All in all, The Affinity Bridge was an awesome book (with it's zombies and electrical walking canes...) to read and I enjoyed it very much. I am also very excited for the sequal The Osiris Ritual.

posted by Madame_Lovey-Dovey on March 17, 2011

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

...and after 35 pots of Earl Grey, the story ended.

It seemed like a tweener book for British kids. I am neither. In spite of having enough plot elements to make a thrilling read, I put the ebook down again and again, even toward the end of the book. I will not criticize the author, I could do no better, and a critic ris...
It seemed like a tweener book for British kids. I am neither. In spite of having enough plot elements to make a thrilling read, I put the ebook down again and again, even toward the end of the book. I will not criticize the author, I could do no better, and a critic risks nothing. He does write in a fashion that is easy to visulaize in the mind's eye.

posted by LibrisAnnelid on October 30, 2011

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  • Posted May 6, 2009

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    THE AFFINITY BRIDGE is an odd alternate earth historical thriller

    In 1901 London, automatons have taken over most of the manual labor replacing humans. In that environs British Museum anthropologist Sir Maurice Newbury and his assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes investigate the crash of a zeppelin piloted by a cyborg in which pilot error is statistically impossible yet in this case somehow appears plausible. --------------

    At the same time, a plague is spreading throughout the city's poorest sectors turning people into zombies. These revenants pose a major threat of destroying the British Empire from within. An expert on the occult, Maurice with Veronica's able help connects the two incidents in between Earl Grey time.--------------------

    THE AFFINITY BRIDGE is an odd alternate earth historical thriller that combines elements of horror, science fiction and mystery in a London at the start of the twentieth century filled with robot and zombies; yet in some ways sort of remains the same as our earth as there is always time for a bit of tea. That combination adds some realism to the story line, but tea for two is fun for the participants however can be tedious to the reader. Still filled with plenty of blood, the occult and automatons, George Mann provides his audience with overall an enjoyable tale of a London out of control except for the tea time outs that seem mindful of Holmes-Watson.-------

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    A Rip Roaring Read

    This is a great steam punk book, full of Air Ships, and automata, with an element of horror throw in.

    This book is highly recommended.

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

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    Great Steampunk story

    Great story. Loved the characters of Newbury & Hobbes. Can't wait to read the next story.

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  • Posted August 15, 2010

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    Good Read

    Absolutely amazing, perfect for when you need a book to enjoy

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