08 April 2011

Review: The Nine Pound Hammer by John Claude Bemis

Hey! Here's the first review for The Clockwork Dark Experience.  Today I'm reviewing The Nine Pound Hammer by John Claude Bemis.  One word......AMAZING!  Here's an summary:

The Nine Pound Hammer by John Claude Bemis
"What if John Henry had a son? Twelve-year-old Ray is haunted by the strangest memories of his father, whom Ray swears could speak to animals. Now an orphan, Ray jumps from a train going through the American South and falls in with a medicine show train and its stable of sideshow performers. The performers turn out to be heroes, defenders of the wild, including the son of John Henry. They are hiding the last of the mythical Swamp Sirens from an ancient evil known as the Gog. Why the Gog wants the Siren, they can’t be sure, but they know it has something to do with rebuilding a monstrous machine that John Henry gave his life destroying years before, a machine that will allow the Gog to control the will of men and spread darkness throughout the world." (Barnes and Noble)

This is one of the best books I ever read!  There are many twists and turns throughout the novel that kept me on the edge of my seat.  Once I started I couldn't put it down until I was finished.  I love the budding relationship between Ray and Conker.  I love that this book also has some historical aspects because it makes the book even better than it already is.  It helps add to the sense of mystery throughout the novel.  This book also has a great sense of adventure.  Ray and his newfound friends end up going on many adventures as the novel progresses.  My favorite part of the book is the end.  It was so intense and surprising.  Overall, this is a great novel!!  You should definitely go pick it up at your local bookstore.

To find out more about John Claude Bemis click here.

To purchase the book online click here.



John Claude Bemis said...

Thank you so much! I'm honored you enjoyed my book. Congratulations on such a fantastic blog!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for The White City this summer!

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