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The Anubis Gates
by Tim Powers | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by freelunch of Cairns, Queensland Australia on 1/10/2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic. When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters, imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a plunge back to 1684. Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others' bodies when his latest becomes too hairy. 

Journal Entry 2 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Sunday, March 16, 2008

8 out of 10


A little slow to begin with, but once it got going I really enjoyed this book. I thought it a little disjointed towards the end, particularly the part set in Egypt which I could have used more setup, and the ending was predictable but fitting :) 

Journal Entry 3 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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