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There are some authors that guarantee a good read. Mike Carey is one of them. His Felix Castor novels are edgy and realistic, portraying London and its surroundings in a way that makes you hurry past dark alleyways even faster than usual, your back hol
Mike Carey's Felix Castor novels are something special . . . the writing is just brilliant with each volume jam-packed with vividly descriptive prose, witty dialogue, clever phrases and some of the best similies/metaphors I've had the pleasure of reading . . . Mike's books possess remarkable depth which applies to both the aforementioned characters and prose as well as dense plotting and highly creative supernatural elements that have their own scientific logic. In other words, reading most urban fantasy nowadays is like watching a movie trailer on your computer - short and fun, but unsatisfying - whereas the Felix Castor novels offer the full IMAX experience . . . Mike Carey's Felix Castor novels are simply one of the best urban fantasy series on the market today . . . ' FantasyBookCritic.blogspot.com: reviews of all five books—â??The Naming of the Beasts is Mike Careyâ??s best outing yet for Felix Castor. Book six cannot come soon enough as far as Iâ??m concerned!â?? Graemeâ??sFantasyBookReview.com
Like Humphrey Bogart meets John Constantine, Felix Castor makes for an enjoyably, untrustworthy guide through the undead-filled streets of London, as painted by Mike Carey . . . huge verve and energy . . . engaging and vivacious . . . Carey has a fine e—SFX
A welcome return for Felix Castor... You'll literally find hours disappearing when turning the pages of The Naming of the Beasts, and afterwards you'll be clamouring for more. Carey's unique and eminently readable style, with his excellent command of concise description and dialogue lends itself perfectly to the pacing of the book, one that we found ourselves wanting to re-read as soon as we finished it. It's highly recommended for fans of the Castor books, and for those that aren't familiar with the character, we'd be amazed if it didn't entice you to pick up earlier entries from this grim and depressing, yet wholly engrossing series. At the very least, you might not look at London in the same way again.—SciFi Now