What is on my nightstand this week: Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
What a great, strange book. Imagine if Neil Gaiman wrote a suspense thriller, and then you amp the crazy up to 11. That might be close to Angelmaker. I actually don’t remember how exactly I ended up putting this book onto my ‘to read’ queue, but I think it included at least two re-tweets about one of Mr. Harkaway’s recent books. Anyway, I am terribly happy this book popped up to the top. It has a great style and even I am a good way through the book I am really enjoying the ride. I don’t know exactly where it is going to land, but I really want to find out.
The story follows Joe Spork, son of a gangster and a repairer of watches, and what happens as he gets caught up in something much larger than expected when he takes on repairing a strange device that ends up causing him no end of trouble. From the illicit Night Market of London to the Castle of the a Opium Kahn, the story of the device that Joe Spork fixes travels the world and spans from WWII until today.
tl;dr Review: Recommended.