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Posted August 7, 2004
I got this book from an online comic book seller. It was advertised as a graphic novel, which is inaccurate, because this is a standard text novel. The seller probably got confused by the full-page illustrations liberally scattered throughout the book, but this is not a comic book. I even ran into the publisher at a comic book convention, and the President told me that they told people not to sell it as a comic book, because it isn't one. Ah, well, it was pretty good, whatever it is. This story is what I would call an 'urban fantasy.' It is set in modern day London, but one that is also populated by wizards and evil creatures from other dimensions. The basic plot revolves around Phil London, a private investigator and ex-government psychic police officer, who gets wrapped up in plans to liberate an evil spirit from its prison. Along the way our hero gets into some rather nasty situations and ends up living in the old sewers underneath London with some new 'friends.' But, as is usual for stories like this, things are more than they seem. My only real complaints about this book are its short length (122 pages, with many of those being illustrations) and the liberal use of cursing. Yeah, it is what I would call 'street language,' but it is pretty excessive at times. Still, if the price isn't too steep and you want to try something different, give this sucker a try.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.