Good Saturday morning everyone. Hope you are having a great weekend, today were are reviewing
ARTFUL by Peter David.
Oliver Twist is one of the most well-known stories ever told, about a young orphan who has to survive the mean streets of London before ultimately being rescued by a kindly benefactor.
But it is his friend, the Artful Dodger, who has the far more intriguing tale, filled with more adventure and excitement than anything boring Oliver could possibly get up to. Throw in some vampires and a plot to overthrow the British monarchy, and what you have is the thrilling account that Charles Dickens was too scared to share with the world.
From the brilliant mind of novelist and comic book veteran Peter David, Artful is the dark, funny, and action-packed story of one of the most fascinating characters in literary history.
Ok I loved Oliver Twist when I was in school so when I found this book . This is the story of the Artful Dodger and the adventures he has . He falls into a plot to throw over the British Monarchy and throw in some vampires and you have a great tale.
When I started reading this book, I was like ok lets see what the Artful Dodger was up to. Who knew that I would end up getting a book hang over from reading . The book is centered around Artful and WAIT FOR IT Vampires Yes I said vampires . Artful stumbles upon them and finds out that they killed his mother. There is a damsel in distress and Artful becomes a hero. These characters are good and relatable. Artful is a character that has gone from no good street rat to a hero. He saves the damsel and fights the vampires . The damsel turns out to be the future queen of England . Oh yes we also have a great vampire hunter Abraham Van Hesling. Together they thwart the evil vampire and save the crown.
The author starts off the book sounding a lot like Dickens and then goes off on a great journey. He takes us on a ride that won't stop until the last page. I found it to be very well written and trust me you will be laughing your butt off as you read . The author takes us on a fun filled ride. I know there are vampires are all over the place now . But this is a book that takes them in a different direction. He doesn't make them into the movie idols like most books have done . He keeps them at their basic. The blood sucking monsters that horror writers have meant them to be. There are good guys and bad guys in the book. You can tell the difference right away. There are no shades of grey in this book. He takes us on a ride that the lovers of classics and the lovers of vampire books would love . So if you want a great read with jaunty writing , that will keep you reading well into the night.