Review: The Gates

Posted: June 5, 2014 in Book Reviews

The Gates
The Gates by John Connolly
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Terrific Demonic Fun

In which young Samuel Johnson (no, not that Samuel Johnson) takes on the demonic hordes of Hell with the aid of his dachshund, Boswell…

John Connolly is a pro when it comes to dark whimsy, or whimsical darkness…or whatever.

The Gates is no exception. Pure demonic fun from start to finish. It may not always be (as some reviews state) “laugh out loud funny”, but you will find yourself chuckling merrily more often than not. And Connolly’s footnotes are a delight, as are the multiple literary allusions to past horror masters (streets named after Poe, August Derleth, even Aleister Crowley).

Fans of British humorists Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett will not be disappointed.

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