The Domino Men

The Domino Men by Jonathan Barnes

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Jonathan Barnes

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Jonathan Barnes ( Jonathan Barnes ) - a young British writer, author of two novels - Victorian stylizations at the junction of several genres - literary fantasy and mystical thriller, with elements from detective to steampunk. Not much is known about the author. He is an Englishman, born in 1979, studied in Norfolk, then studied English literature at Oxford University and was one of the best graduates of his course in this specialty. He currently lives a few miles from London. His reviews are published regularly in the weekly literary review, The Times Literary Supplement. Aside from reading and writing novels, Barnes` favorite hobbies include swimming, hiking, wandering around, and watching the foxes frolic on his lawn, according to the American publishing website. The Somnambulist (2008) is the writer`s debut novel. It`s a late Victorian mix of fantasy and horror. The main characters are the magician and detective Edward Moon and his silent partner the Somnambulist, a giant...

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Jonathan Barnes ( Jonathan Barnes ) - a young British writer, author of two novels - Victorian stylizations at the junction of several genres - literary fantasy and mystical thriller, with elements from detective to steampunk. Not much is known about the author. He is an Englishman, born in 1979, studied in Norfolk, then studied English literature at Oxford University and was one of the best graduates of his course in this specialty. He currently lives a few miles from London. His reviews are published regularly in the weekly literary review, The Times Literary Supplement. Aside from reading and writing novels, Barnes` favorite hobbies include swimming, hiking, wandering around, and watching the foxes frolic on his lawn, according to the American publishing website. The Somnambulist (2008) is the writer`s debut novel. It`s a late Victorian mix of fantasy and horror. The main characters are the magician and detective Edward Moon and his silent partner the Somnambulist, a giant who drinks only milk and does not bleed from his wounds. They are called in to investigate a murder that may link the poems and prophecies of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the fate of London. " In a late February 2008 review of the book`s novelties on the LOCUS website, the book said: "A literary fantasy novel, a historical thriller set in Victorian London, about a magician named Edward Moon and his mysterious silent assistant." Also Jonathan Barnes is the author of the novel "The Domino Men" (2008), which is described in a review of book novelties in February 2009 on the site of the same "Locus" as follows: "Mystical thriller, the second novel by the author after" Sleepwalker "(2008), about a London clerk facing the aftermath of a deal long before Queen Victoria`s rule. " Some reviewers call Domino`s Men an indirect sequel to the debut novel. From a review by Eric Brown in the Guardian: “Henry Lamb, a virgin mama`s son, clerk who once starred in a bad sitcom as a kid in the 1970s, also hardly looks like a savior of the world. Attached to the Office, a 100-year-old organization dedicated to fighting the planet`s takeover by the alien creature known as the Leviathan, Henry quickly loses his illusions about the realities of the world and discovers the horrors behind them: the drug-addicted Prince of Wales, the tentacled extraterrestrial monster that gave the book its title Domino People - Harker and Boone. Disguised as schoolchildren, this chillingly nightmarish couple with sadistic cruelty kills their victims, throwing witticisms in school jargon. Barnes`s second novel is a remarkably original mixture of grotesque humor and brilliant prose. " From Publishers Weekly Review: “Barnes`s second novel, a gripping supernatural thriller, shows that his impressive debut, Somnabulist (2008), was no coincidence. Shadows working for a secret government agency called the Directorate told Henry Lamboux, a clerk in the London Public Service Archives, that his grandfather, who had recently been struck down, once played an important role in their secret war against the House of Windsor. In 1857, Queen Victoria promised to give the souls of Londoners to the monstrous Lovecraftian creature known as the Leviathan. Now is the time to pay the bills. Since Lamba`s grandfather held the secret whereabouts of a woman named Estella, who is critical to contain the Leviathan, Directorate members see Lamba as their main hope of finding Estella. Barnes` expressive prose makes it easy for readers to shed disbelief. Those who enjoy transplanting fantasy elements into the modern urban landscape will be more than happy. " The writer was reported to be working on his third book. However, The Island of Fidelity, announced in 2010, has not yet been released for unknown reasons. http://www.jonathan-barnes.com/