It's been over 3 weeks since I did Teaser Tuesday and the worst part, apart from me forgetting to last 2 weeks, I haven't picked the book up since, I tried!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
A smile, a song and a damaged digit - how could it get better than that?
You all know it by now but the Book;
The Mechanical Messiah and other Marvels of the Modern Age - Robert Rankin
Magic, Mayhem, Mechanical Marvels, Messianic Madness and the Music Hall.
Colonel Katterfelto has lately returned to London. He departed America under something of a cloud...
of smoke, issuing from his Spirtual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of
Wormcast, Arizona, marched upon it with flaming torches. This
catastophic conflagration caused considerable concern to the pious
coronel, who had been engaged in the creation of 'Heaven's last and best
gift to Mankind', The Mechanical Messiah. And he was, after all, being
guided in hie Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through
his monkey bulter, Darwin.
is 1897, twelve years since The War of the Worlds and two since Worlds
War Two*. The British Empire encompasses Mars, and an uneasy peace
exsists between the peoples of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. In London there
are many marvels of the modern age to be experienced. Amongst these is
The Electric Alhambra Music Hall, where crowds thrill to see The Earl
Grey Whistle Test, a musical extravagansa featuring such top turns as
Lovell's Acrobatic Kiwis, The Travelling Formbys and the newly-arrived
Coronel Katterfelto's Clockwork Minstrels.
But all is
far from well n old Whitechapel, where a monster is once more abroad in
the night-time streets, committing hideous acts of murder. Can this be
the return of Jack he Ripper, or has something altogether unearthly
materialised to spread fear, panic and mayhem? Something Hellishly evil?
detective Cameron Bell is already on the casse, but it may take nothing
less than the New Messiah Himself to save London, The Empire and all of
the solar system from the impending apocalypse!
*See The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and other Unnatural Attractions
Fingers crossed for me to get through this book this year! =D