The Gates, by John Connolly: 4/5

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The Gates. John Connolly. 4 stars. Best Thing: Science. Worst Thing: Footnotes.

2.5/5 Ghosts

Spooky elements: Halloween, trick-or-treating, demons, monsters, living dead (but it was much more funny than scary).

Good for: older kids and up, especially anyone who likes Terry Pratchett, and especially people who like Good Omens (unless you think it’s so similar that it’s derivative).

The Gates: A Samuel Johnson Tale (The Samuel Lord Series)

John Connolly

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Read my review of The Infernals, the sequel to The Gates.

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5 Responses to The Gates, by John Connolly: 4/5

  1. Daniel says:

    I love science! And even though that model of the atom is outdated, it’s pretty spiffy. Also: you might not like David Foster Wallace.

    • Audrey says:

      I think if I hadn’t been reading it on the kindle, the footnote thing wouldn’t have bothered me so much. And oh my god, that Bohr model is boring as heck!

  2. Alicia says:

    I read Connolly’s “The Book of Lost Things” and really enjoyed it, although apparently it is very different from his other work.

    • Audrey says:

      The Book of Lost Things is one of my favorite books. This book was very different from that, but also very different from his other books, probably because it’s for kids. It reminded me of Terry Pratchett a LOT.

  3. Meg says:

    I couldn’t get past the foot notes. This one joined the very thin ranks of books I never finished. No comment on the Kindle.

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