Book Reviews of The Vesuvius Club (Lucifer Box, Bk 1)

The Vesuvius Club (Lucifer Box, Bk 1)
The Vesuvius Club - Lucifer Box, Bk 1
Author: Mark Gatiss
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ISBN-13: 9780743283946
ISBN-10: 0743283945
Publication Date: 10/4/2005
Pages: 240
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Vesuvius Club (Lucifer Box, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
A bit of fluff sums this up nicely. Gratuitouos sex scenes and debauchery abound, and supporting characters are as strange as can be.
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Helpful Score: 2
Portrait painter, secret agent, equally willing to debauch beautiful members of either sex, Lucifer Box jumps, runs, flies, takes a hack from one outrageous situation to another. He would be entertaining at a dinner party, he might be fun for a roll in the hay, but you should never to trust him with your secrets or your cash. If you like outrageous conspiracies and mad geniuses with infernal devices, Lucifer Box might show you a good time.
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Helpful Score: 2
The story ended with some neat twists, while some areas were a bit difficult to get through, it kept me going to the end. I can't say I've ever really put a book down without finishing though; kind of a completion junkie like that. Mostly thrown by the setting so far in the past though that did bring some interest as well - a glimpse to the old days so to speak.
A little risque in parts but nothing too explicit. Lots of action - probably more enjoyable for someone who really likes well drawn out action scenes - similar to how I imagine a James Bond would read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Funny and charming, this is the story of secret-agent-cum-portraitist Lucifer Box, he of the thin, white hands. From beautiful Bella Pok to the impudent Charlie Jackpot, he has those hands full of spirited companions and dangerous enemies. Much recommended.
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Reading this book was like eating crab legs...a whole lot of work for just a morsel. It meanders and mixes styles to the point I wasn't sure if it was a mystery, a farce or science fiction. There is some potential for this author but, he really needs to find a style and stick with it.
reviewed The Vesuvius Club (Lucifer Box, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
Written with Mark Gatiss' usual wit, this book made me laugh aloud several times. Imagine a novel written by the offspring of Oscar Wilde and PG Wodehouse, and you might come close. This book makes me want to crawl into Mr. Gatiss' brain and see what other awesomeness lies therein. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series!
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New...very funny