I was persuaded to buy this as part of a deal at Waterstones. I’d heard of the author, and thought I’d give it a try.
I personally did not get on with this novel. It was interesting to begin with, and involved history is a fantastic way. But after a while the semi-comedic but serious writing style started to grate. It isn’t my humour. It’s a little dark, but not enough to really embrace it, sarcastic, brilliantly so at times, but mostly not quite hitting the mark, and then at other times it’s just strange. I think the concept is fantastic, but it didn’t quite work with my tastes.