The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book. It’s got all the ingredients I normally like to feast upon, but, in the end, it just didn’t come together for me. Everything feels forced and cluttered with self-conscious cleverness. Steampunk has to be more than gadgets and repurposed Victorians if it’s going to hold my attention.