This author has a way with words that not only entertains but transports the reader to another world (the hallmark of a good storyteller) Although, I have to say, what kind of world I wasn't entirely sure of to start with...but I soon got the hang of it. 'Hopefully there would be dead people next door' was, I thought, a grand opener for the first chapter and from then on I was hooked.
Weird and wonderful characters with oddities galore, a whacky storyline and for me - the icing on the cake is always - really good writing. Not everyone can weave humour with the macabre together with a large dollop of the ridiculous.To attempt this kind of madness without the skills of the craft would be the writer's equivalent of Hare Kari and nothing short of behaving like a literary Lemming. I'm relieved to say, Nimue Brown does none of these things and happy to say that she pulls it off. She also manages to succeed throughout the book, in giving the reader every good reason to explore her work further, beyond the final pages. A relief to find then, there is more and hopefully much more still to come from this talented author.
Top hat off to Nimue Brown.