Dark City (Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy)

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For some, all I need do to review Dark City is to shout, “THIS IS ANOTHER REPAIRMAN JACK NOVEL!” That group will laugh — they read it within days of it being released into the wild.

For the rest of the world, meet Repairman Jack. There’s the YA trilogy of Jack growing up and the sixteen book sequence leading into Nightworld. This is the second in an Early Years trilogy in which the young man comes to New York and begins to establish himself as an under-the-radar helper of the oppressed. Yes, if there’s a situation which is unlikely to be resolved by a strictly legal approach, Jack is the ultimate fixer (often leaving quite a high body count).

So here comes the pitch. For those who know what’s going on, this is a great book, but there are going to be elements that will strike the uninitiated as distinctly odd; i.e. this is not the best place to begin reading about Jack. Arguably you should start with The Keep. It’s supernatural horror but it gives you a context for understanding who and what Jack is. It’s worth the effort. F Paul Wilson has created a great body of work.


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Author F. Paul Wilson
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Tor Books
Publish Date 2013-Oct-15
ISBN 9780765330154
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Issue February 2014
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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