Fofo’s CBRIII Review #14 – The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder

Target: Mark Hodder’s The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

Profile: Steampunk, Speculative Fiction, Alternate History

Mark Hodder’s tales of Burton and Swinburne are some of the least focused but most entertaining steampunk novels out there.  Book two of the series does little to improve on the formula of its predecessor, but the electricity is crackling away.  The Clockwork Man is a messy, fundamentally flawed adventure, which nevertheless keeps you turning the pages until the very end.  It is steampunk fluff, but if you can deal the lack of literary merit, its still a fun little romp through Hodder’s twisted past.

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