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Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He's adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He's the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the peop...
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Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He's adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He's the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. The towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiralling down to another world. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be.<br /> Review:<br /> Tony Ballantyne's sixth novel, Dream London, is one of those unclassifiable gems that crop up from time to time. London is transforming into a quasi-Victorian nightmare of instant gratification. One man, Captain James Wedderburn - pimp, egotist and arch manipulator - is charged by the mysterious Cartel to find out who or what might be responsible. Along the way he meets a cast of delightful grotesques - Honey Peppers, a foul-mouthed six-year-old lackey to a psychotic gangster; the charmingly naive frog-man Mr Monagon; and the Quantifiers, huge humans with eyes on the ends of their tongues - as he brings about his own, and London's, redemption. The novel shares the surreal, absurdist whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday. - The Guardian Tony Ballantyne dares to dream...succeeds beyond all expectation. - Locus

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Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He's adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He's the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. The towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiralling down to another world. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be.
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Tony Ballantyne's sixth novel, Dream London, is one of those unclassifiable gems that crop up from time to time. London is transforming into a quasi-Victorian nightmare of instant gratification. One man, Captain James Wedderburn - pimp, egotist and arch manipulator - is charged by the mysterious Cartel to find out who or what might be responsible. Along the way he meets a cast of delightful grotesques - Honey Peppers, a foul-mouthed six-year-old lackey to a psychotic gangster; the charmingly naive frog-man Mr Monagon; and the Quantifiers, huge humans with eyes on the ends of their tongues - as he brings about his own, and London's, redemption. The novel shares the surreal, absurdist whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday. - The Guardian Tony Ballantyne dares to dream...succeeds beyond all expectation. - Locus
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Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He's adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He's the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. The towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiralling down to another world. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be.
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Tony Ballantyne's sixth novel, Dream London, is one of those unclassifiable gems that crop up from time to time. London is transforming into a quasi-Victorian nightmare of instant gratification. One man, Captain James Wedderburn - pimp, egotist and arch manipulator - is charged by the mysterious Cartel to find out who or what might be responsible. Along the way he meets a cast of delightful grotesques - Honey Peppers, a foul-mouthed six-year-old lackey to a psychotic gangster; the charmingly naive frog-man Mr Monagon; and the Quantifiers, huge humans with eyes on the ends of their tongues - as he brings about his own, and London's, redemption. The novel shares the surreal, absurdist whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday. - The Guardian Tony Ballantyne dares to dream...succeeds beyond all expectation. - Locus

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