Review: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus

The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus
The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus by Jonathan Green
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I started this omnibus containing three books a while back (maybe over a year ago). It looked vaguely amusing, a mix of steampunk with a bit of Holmesian (not sure about the Bond influence, it feels more Holmesian to me). The book was entertaining through Act 1 of the first story, then the obvious references to modern day’s political issues (i.e., anti-terrorism acts) felt a tad trite.

Since I was also still in the midst of plowing through a few other series that were quite good, I put this book aside for later. I’m now in the mood for a bit of the Holmesian, so I’ll give this book another go. At the very least, I’ll try to finish reading the first book, Unnatural History. If this story proves to be more adventurous than political by the end, then I’ll decide whether or not to read the other two books in this omnibus.

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3 Responses to “Review: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus”

  1. Jonathan Green Says:

    Hi

    Just wondering if you ever got round to finishing Unnatural History, or perhaps even the whole omnibus.

    Best wishes

    Jonathan Green (the author)

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  2. fey Morgaina Says:

    I did finish reading Unnatural History (back in February), but not the whole omnibus.

    I would like to add that I think your writing style is enjoyable. I wouldn’t have been able to finish reading the story otherwise. I think my biggest issue is what to make of Ulysses Quicksilver. It’s been months since I read the story, and my brain can’t seem to conjure up an image of what the character is like. With a memorable character, months later, I usually can imagine the character.

    I might read the next story in the omnibus, but I can’t promise that I will anytime soon. I still have a big list on my ‘to read’ on Goodreads.

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