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Alex Grecian

Forfatter af The Yard

42+ Works 3,106 Members 246 Reviews 4 Favorited

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Omfatter også følgende navne: ALEX GRECIAN, Alexander Grecian, Алекс Гришен

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Værker af Alex Grecian

The Yard (2012) 1,298 eksemplarer
The Black Country (2013) 590 eksemplarer
The Devil's Workshop (2014) 342 eksemplarer
The Harvest Man (2015) 212 eksemplarer
The Saint of Wolves and Butchers (2018) 116 eksemplarer
Red Rabbit (2023) 104 eksemplarer
Goatsucker (2008) 52 eksemplarer
Rasputin, Vol. 1: The Road to the Winter Palace (2015) — Forfatter — 46 eksemplarer
Thunderbirds are Go! (2009) 22 eksemplarer
Seven Sons (2006) 18 eksemplarer
Proof Volume 4: Julia TP (2010) 17 eksemplarer
Proof: Blue Fairies (Bk 5) (2010) 15 eksemplarer
Proof Volume 6 TP (2011) 14 eksemplarer
Rasputin, Vol. 2: The Road to the White House (2016) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
The Wolf (2018) 6 eksemplarer
One Eye Open (2022) 4 eksemplarer
Rasputin #2 — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Proof Endangered #4 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Rasputin #1 — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Proof #23 (Image) (2009) 1 eksemplar
Proof Endangered #2 1 eksemplar
Proof Endangered #5 1 eksemplar
Proof #24 (Image) (2009) 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #9 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Proof Endangered #1 1 eksemplar
הסקוטלנד יארד (2013) 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #3 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #5 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #4 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #6 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #7 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #8 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Rasputin #10 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Proof #27 1 eksemplar
Proof #28 (2009) 1 eksemplar
Proof #1 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

24 Hour Comics (2004) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Grecian, Alexander Douglas
Fødselsdato
1969-08-06
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
Kansas City
Uddannelse
University of Kansas
Erhverv
graphic novelist
Agent
Seth Fishman

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Well damn. I was NOT expecting this to be so good.

You know how, every once in a while, you read the back cover of the book and think, oh, I MUST read this! ...and then it turns out to be...well, so much less than you expected?

This book, for me, is the exact opposite of that. I read the back cover, thought, "meh" and put it back on the shelf. However, over the next couple of months, two co-workers both read it, and both sang its praises.

So, I figured, maybe I should check this out.

I'm so glad I did.

Going through the other reviews, I've seen complaints over the large cast of characters, some of whom aren't introduced until quite a ways in. And, in one case, an additional complaint that, because of the large cast, no one gets a proper backstory. And I also saw a complaint that the story is male-dominated.

Interesting.

First off, I don't care if the story has a large or small cast, as long as all the characters have a place in the story. That's definitely the case here. As for backstories? Yeah, the ones that require it definitely get it. Grecian provides a masterclass in doling out just enough information to pique a reader's interest in the characters, without doing a monstrous info dump, saving important details for deeper into the story where they have the most impact.

And, as for the male-dominated cast. Um...look at the time period this takes place in...there wasn't a lot of room for women in the male dominated world, however, there were some that absolutely stood out in history. And it's the same here: lots of guys, but the main "villain" is a woman, the most enigmatic lead of the troop is a woman, and then there's the titular Rabbit, who is...yup, a female character. I'd argue the strongest characters in the book were the female ones. So, I don't buy into any of these criticisms.

The story unfolds completely differently from what I expected, which was a minor disappointment until the author threw bomb after bomb of events and plot twists that I just didn't care and settled in for the ride, knowing it was going to be a good one.

Grecian offers a fun story, and lots of human drama, along with characters you can absolutely get behind and cheer for...even the villain.

I loved this book and I have a feeling it's going to be one of my favourites of the entire year.
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TobinElliott | 4 andre anmeldelser | Feb 16, 2024 |
Oh man I am worried. This was more like a 2.5 star for me. I hated the Jack the Ripper story line and felt most of the plot ridiculous. I loved the first two books of the series but if this is the way the series is going I might be out. I still love Day and Hammersmith but that was about it.
 
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cdaley | 44 andre anmeldelser | Nov 2, 2023 |
Demons and witches and cowboys, oh my!

When I saw Red Rabbit on Netgalley, I had no idea what to expect. I’m not really much of a horror fan but the publisher’s blurb intrigued me. The story is set in the old west only this old west is replete with witches and demons and all kinds of supernatural entities. A reward has been offered for powerful witch, Sadie Grace, dead or alive. Among the many seeking the reward is Old Tom, a witch finder. As he makes his way to capture her, he gathers a group of others to accompany him. They include two cowboy drifters just looking for a bit of adventure, a recently widowed school teacher, a young Mexican man who may also be sought by the law, and a little gir or maybe boy who Tom has named Rabbit. Rabbit never speaks but has an uncanny ability to sense when danger is imminent. And on their journey, danger is in no short supply including a vicious demon, cannibalism, and, of course, Sadie herself.

As I said, horror is not my usual choice of genre si I was not prepared for how much I enjoyed this book. There’s plenty of excitement, action, suspense, and spine tingling thrills as well as a whole lot of characters to care about but it’s probably not a good idea to get too attached. This is horror after all. Which brings me to a trigger warning. There are also plenty of grisly murders and gore so, if you’re squeamish this may not be the book for you. For me, though, this was one of the most entertaining books I’ve read or, in this case listened to all year. The story was narrated by John Parhilla and I suspect his spot-on narration went a long way in adding to my enjoyment.

Thanks to Netgalley and Macmillan Audio for the opportunity to listen to this audiotape in exchange for an honest review.
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lostinalibrary | 4 andre anmeldelser | Oct 19, 2023 |
Advanced Reading copy recieved as part of the Penguin Proof Reading group. Lovely Hardback copy.

There is the odd typographical error (mainly around pages 365/366) but as this is an ARC, then it's a small and almost expected event.

Right, onto the book

Set in Victorian London still recovering from Jack the Ripper, where children are still being sent up chimneys by the chimneysweeps, the Metropolitan police are trying to get public confidence, and someone is killing Policemen.

The book deals with a police service starting out in a world that doesnt trust them, there is no concept of profiling or Serial Killers. CSI this isnt. Fingerprints are only just being "discovered". There is no DNA, blood analysis, mobile phones and no cars in the car pool.

There was some wording (e.g. "gaining closure" over a death) which I'm not entirely sure was in use in late 19th Century London.

Once I settled down to read, it was paced well. Couple of threads that were started but which didnt tie up (e.g Day's wife looks like she's going to get involved more, but that peters out......do have to admit this book only goes over three days so if it had gone longer there might have worked out different).

On the whole easy and enjoyable book and this was an excellent debut novel
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nordie | 106 andre anmeldelser | Oct 14, 2023 |

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Værker
42
Also by
1
Medlemmer
3,106
Popularitet
#8,230
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
246
ISBN
109
Sprog
3
Udvalgt
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