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Toothpaste
05-26-2007, 02:56 AM
??

I just have not met another soul who has, and I think it is great fun. Just kind of curious. Anyone, anyone at all?

Cath
05-26-2007, 05:18 AM
Yup. And yes, it's a lot of fun, but I probably wouldn't read it more than once.

Toothpaste
05-26-2007, 07:15 AM
You know all the while I was reading it I thought it would make an excellent movie. I imagine Jude Law in really any of the roles. Even Johnny Depp.

Death Bean
01-31-2008, 10:29 PM
...Anyone else heard of these? I don't know if they're just published here in England, or worldwide. I was actually looking for Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford when I happened upon Gatiss's name and immediately picked up the book ("The Devil in Amber"), because I knew him better as the creepy butcher out of the League of Gentlemen. Turns out it's a pretty decent read, very entertaining pastiche of a between-the-wars adventure - he writes for Doctor Who as well, which I hadn't realised... a man of many dimensions, then. ;)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=devil+in+amber&meta=

IceCreamEmpress
01-31-2008, 10:39 PM
The first two, at least, have been published in the US. My husband and I loved them both. Very much in the vein of the "Flashman" series, which we also adore (we were sad when we heard Fraser had died).

Zelenka
02-01-2008, 12:12 AM
...Anyone else heard of these? I don't know if they're just published here in England, or worldwide. I was actually looking for Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford when I happened upon Gatiss's name and immediately picked up the book ("The Devil in Amber"), because I knew him better as the creepy butcher out of the League of Gentlemen. Turns out it's a pretty decent read, very entertaining pastiche of a between-the-wars adventure - he writes for Doctor Who as well, which I hadn't realised... a man of many dimensions, then. ;)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=devil+in+amber&meta=

They're published in Scotland as well as England. I have the first one but never finished it. Can't remember why but I think I was interrupted and never got around to finishing it. I do remember it was very entertaining reading, as in I could almost 'hear' Mark Gatiss reading the story aloud. (There's a bit on the extra features of the League of Gentlemen Christmas Special where he's reading aloud this pastiche of Victoriana, and it's a similar kind of 'feel' to it.) There's a graphic novel version as well, I believe.

Toothpaste
02-01-2008, 12:52 AM
What's the second one called? I have The Vesuvius Club, and really enjoyed it! Didn't know there was another!

Zelenka
02-01-2008, 12:57 AM
'The Devil in Amber', I think.

ETA: yes, it is. :D I'm really glad this thread came up, as I'd completely forgotten about the first book. I have to figure out what I did with it and get back into it.

Toothpaste
02-01-2008, 01:19 AM
Cool thanks! Checking out Amazon right now!

Death Bean
02-04-2008, 04:04 PM
I've heard the third one's coming out this month - it's called 'Clawhammer', and it's jumped forward another few years to the 1950's when Lucifer's in his seventies!! Apparently Mark had the idea to follow Mr. Box through stages of his life like that in the bath. Maybe I should take more baths ;)

I've got the graphic version of the Vesuvius Club - absolutely brilliant!! The style isn't what I expected, but it compliments the books perfectly. I'm waiting for a Devil in Amber one to be published...