The Damned Busters (To Hell and Back Series #1)

The Damned Busters (To Hell and Back Series #1)

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by Matthew Hughes
     
 

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After accidentally summoning a demon, Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul, which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world... with disastrous consequences.

File Under: Fantasy [ Expletives Deleted | Up Up And Away | Writer Of Life | No Demons ]  See more details below

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After accidentally summoning a demon, Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul, which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world... with disastrous consequences.

File Under: Fantasy [ Expletives Deleted | Up Up And Away | Writer Of Life | No Demons ]

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Matthew Hughes

"If you're an admirer of the science fantasies of Jack Vance, it's hard not to feel affection for the Archonate stories of Matthew Hughes... Hughes has strengths of his own to draw upon: his own considerable wit, and a flair for reified metaphysics surpassing anything conceived by Vance."
- Nick Gevers, Locus

"A bit Arthur Conan Doyle, a bit Jack Vance.... Henghis's escapades [have] the lasting appeal of one of PG Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster books."
- Seattle Times

"Hughes's successful blend of magic, the supernatural and high-tech with Sherlockian deductions (and cryptic observations straight out of Doyle's canon) suggests a long life for Hapthorn."
- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857661029
Publisher:
Angry Robot
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Series:
To Hell and Back Series, #1
Sales rank:
1,247,058

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Meet the Author

Matt Hughes was born sixty years ago in Liverpool, England, but his family moved to Canada when he was five. He' has made my living as a writer all of his adult life, first as a journalist, then as a staff speechwriter to the Canadian Ministers of Justice and Environment, and - from 1979 until a few years back - as a freelance corporate and political speechwriter in British Columbia. He is a former director of the Federation of British Columbia Writers and he used to belong to Mensa Canada, but these days he's conserving his energies to write fiction. The author lives in Ireland.

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The Damned Busters: To Hell and Back (Hell and Back Series #1) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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A very good book, but quite strange. Never before have I read a book with this same tone. At times dry and intelligent and others quirky, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a change of pace from the standard fare.
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Short and sweer. Very witty yet also observant when it comes to the lines that faction good and evil.
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