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Wednesday Book Impression: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

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I walk into Exclusive Books Greenstone quite often. The fact that I work down the road from the mall gives me every reason to make a pit-stop at the book store, and browse the tantalizing shelves. I know there is the popular phrase, “Do not judge a book by its cover.” but when I walked past this book, my eyes were immediately drawn to it. I picked it up, read the blurb, and then put it down with every intention of coming back for it. At the end of February I headed into the bookstore, picked up this book as well as the third book in The Demon Cycle by Peter V Brett, and bought the book without hesitation.

I started this book following the amazing Endgame: The Calling which was fast paced action, an amalgamation of characters and a different tone of writing that was still fresh in my mind. So initially this book was quite slow for me. We meet Thaniel (short for Nathaniel… which is quite weird and new for me) who is a telegraphist at the Home Office in London 1883. He receives a golden watch mysteriously one day but can’t make heads or tails of the device until one very memorable day. And that is all I will say without giving away too much even though I am only about halfway through the book (hence the Book Impression rather than Book Review).

We are also introduced to a couple of other interesting characters, including a young girl who dresses like a man to use the public library (women are not allowed without an escort) as well as the clock maker himself who has an intriguing past that has led him eventually to London. As far as I can see, these three characters (and a fourth who seems to be on the outskirts yet is linked to the others) will come together somehow, I’m just really curious as to how.

Overall, I’m enjoying the book and look forward to what should be an exciting climatic end.


What book are you currently ready?

 

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About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African born, published author working as a Technical Writer for Everlytic and a writer for Gamecca Magazine. He has published short stories both internationally and locally, and is hoping to publish a novel in the near future. He is an avid reader, inspired blogger, and an aspiring digital artist.

4 responses »

  1. Glad you’re enjoying the book so far. 🙂

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  2. I’m on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo right now. And another book that I’m finding very hard to finish. I’d actually heard quite a few mixed reviews about this so I’ll be eagerly waiting your review to maybe tip the scales!

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    • Haha now I wonder which way I will tip the scale! I should be done by the next Wednesday Book Review 🙂 Are you enjoying The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? It’s also on my list… perhaps your review will tip that scale for me too haha

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      • I’m not. 😦 but I’ve heard this one takes a few tries. So I’ll just keep at it and maybe it’ll pick up. 😀 I’ll
        Let you know how it gors

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