Books to the ceiling, books to the sky, my pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!
A very entertaining and well-written story. It reads like a Sherlock Holmes mystery, if Sherlock lived in a world where supernatural beings existed and he had the ability to see them. Didn't Arthur Conan Doyle believe in fairies and psychic phenomena? I enjoyed the mystery, as well as the setting. Jackaby was rather like Sherlock, only I think less condescending, and maybe less... utterly brilliant. His house was a place I wish was real - I really want to explore it.
The cover is beautiful too, especially in it's hardcover version.