Book Reviews of The Fiend in Human

The Fiend in Human
The Fiend in Human
Author: John M. Gray
ISBN-13: 9780770429386
ISBN-10: 0770429386
Publication Date: 2/2004
Pages: 496
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5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Seal Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Absolutely the best historical fiction I have read for years! Sorry, I won't be trading this for some time - must read it at least three times. JMG is totally compelling (best of his to date). Rich, dense, evocative, mezmerizing proze. And what a tale! Dickens meets Jack the Ripper. No scintillating society, no love story, no ravishing hero/ine, no heartwarming successes. And even if you read the last page first, it will give nothing away. Massage your tired grey matter with this gruesome mystery (some ghastly murders described, watch out) and stay up too late just to read one more page. Then sigh with disappointment to reach the end, but with satisfaction at a tale well told. As you say your prayers, ask for volume 2.
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Amazingly good. Is this what it was like to be in the newspaper business in the mid 1800's? I don't know - but he made it seem like it was. Whitty toes a line between addiction and brilliance.