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The Devil You Know
The Devil You Know
Author: Mike Carey
Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living, and — London was his stamping ground. But in a time when — the supernatural realm is in upheaval and spilling over — in the mundane world of the living, his skills are in — renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left — with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying — assignment; a seemi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446580304
ISBN-10: 0446580309
Publication Date: 7/10/2007
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
First, please understand that I do not read much in the horror-fantasy genre. This book was a big departure from my normal reading.

A freelance exorcist in an alternate world in which ghosts, werewolves, and other supernatural things are commonplace, takes on a deceptively-simple assignment because he's broke and needs to pay the rent. (I think the book is in part a send-up of every hard-boiled detective novel ever written. After a time, it became a game of spot the cliché.) The first half of the book was full of surprises, very interesting, witty, pleasantly creepy, and made the world of the book quite real to me. Then the author ran out of gas and plot and rather plodded his way to the end. The writing is very good, and the dialogue is particularly good. The first half of the book is good. I gather that this is the author's first full length novel, and I'm hopeful his skill will improve.
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Felix Castor is sort of a British "Harry Dresden". He sees dead people.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book.
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Oh, I enjoyed this one! It was thoroughly fascinating with its array of ghosts, demons - not to mention mysterious intrigue. It was definitely original - one of the more original books that I have read in a while. I'll keep an eye out for this author, for sure!
I really liked the narrator, Felix "Fix" Castor. He had some great phrases and the dialogue was great, too. There were some holes (his friend, who was possessed, for instance) but overall, it was a good, thoroughly entertaining story.
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I do NOT read real hard core Horror, but, you have to read this. Good supernatural thriller [mystery]. It has everything
you are looking for murder, mystery, mayhem, ghosts, demons, and EXORCIST. Relationships start and end. Oh, well, maybe the
next time. Mike Carey's world is/or can get creepy. Not the kind of evil you want to run across in real life.
This was my first read of his books and I'm looking into his other books.

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