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eBook The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition ePub

by Ian Bass,Mark Gatiss

  • ISBN: 0743276000
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Ian Bass,Mark Gatiss
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (March 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 112
  • ePub book: 1796 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1162 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 509

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I was very impressed with 'The Vesuvius Club', the 1st Lucifer Box story written by Mark Gatiss

I was very impressed with 'The Vesuvius Club', the 1st Lucifer Box story written by Mark Gatiss. You are going to be in a for a treat when the 2nd line of the title is "A Bit of Fluff". Kids - from that point on, hold fast, hold tight!

The Vesuvius Club is a 2004 historical spy story by Mark Gatiss.

The Vesuvius Club is a 2004 historical spy story by Mark Gatiss. It is the first novel in a series featuring the spy, Lucifer Box. Joshua Reynolds, of the British Secret Service, briefs Lucifer Box to pick up the threads of an investigation started by the recently murdered Jocelyn Utterson Poop of the Diplomatic Service. The only surviving clues were the names of two scientists who died within a day of each other.

Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass (Illustrator). The Vesuvius Club Graphic Novel (Lucifer Box, by. Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass (Illustrator).

Illustrations by Ian Bass. No reproduction without permission. Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.

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On it's first publication, Mark Gatiss' The Vesuvius Club was critically acclaimed as an inspired cult creation. Here, Lucifer Box-the greatest portraitist of the Edwardian age and England's most dashing secret agent-investigates a series of bizarre disappearances and plunges headlong into low life and high society.

When Lucifer Box Esq - dandy, rake, portraitist and His Majesty's Most Dashing Secret Agent - wrote the first volume of his adventures, The Vesuvius Club, he could never have imagined that one hundred and one years later he would end up as an artwork himself. But - like Dorian Grey before him - he has.

Mark Gatiss' cult creation, Lucifer Box, as you've never seen him before—in a new graphic-novel edition of his first adventure! On it's first publication, Mark Gatiss' The Vesuvius Club was critically acclaimed as an inspired cult creation. Now you are invited, more intimately, into the world of Lucifer Box, as his first adventure plays out in this graphic-novel edition. Here, Lucifer Box—the greatest portraitist of the Edwardian age and England's most dashing secret agent—investigates a series of bizarre disappearances and plunges headlong into low life and high society. Who is killing Britain's most prominent vulcanologists? What secrets lie beyond the grave? See him…Confront the purple undead. Instruct the mysterious and beguiling Bella Pok. Disguise himself with a false mustache. Face an ominous evil in the depths of a volcano. And come to grips with his new manservant, Charlie Jackpot. A fiendishly unputdownable treat for "the discerning mature reader."

Comments

Modigas Modigas
I've heard great reviews of this book for years and it had been on my wishlist for a while so I finally decided to give it a shot. I am so happy I purchased this! I'm normally not a fan of First person POV but this was actually pleasing. The character pulls you in and instantly you're right there with Lucifer Box and his crazy adventures.
Drelajurus Drelajurus
If you read my recent review of "The Devil in Amber," than you already know I'm a huge fan of Mark Gatiss and Lucifer Box. I'll not bother you with another tired synopsis (other's have already done that). I'll just say "The Vesuvius Club" is more then simply amusing and diverting, it's clever, titilating and wicked good fun from start to finish. I love Lucifer Box (and Charlie Jackpot for that matter) and look forward to reading more of his adventures.

RE: the graphic novel. I enjoyed the iluustrations by Ian Bass, but the story has been abridged - so, I recommend the original.
ACOS ACOS
Charming and witty. A nice silly read.
Kahavor Kahavor
I was very impressed with 'The Vesuvius Club', the 1st Lucifer Box story written by Mark Gatiss. You are going to be in a for a treat when the 2nd line of the title is "A Bit of Fluff". Kids - from that point on, hold fast, hold tight!

The first pages suck you in with the colorful descriptions of Box's Edwardian bohemian world. You are truly transported to Box's studio where he is entertaining his latest client, because, after all, Lucifer Box is a portraitist. An artist...a calculating assassin in the service of His Majesty's Government. The whole story is told from Box's point of view and is an absolute thrill ride as our hero escapes attempts on his own life as quickly as he dispatches those set against him. Another point is Lucifer Box is very...flexible and enjoys the beauty of both the male & female physique.

I won't reveal any of the plot, because it is just too delicious! But the names of the characters ( Everard Supple, Jocelyn Poop, Cretaceous Unmann, Bella Pok, Charlie Jackpot) harkens back to the wonderful days of Ian Fleming writing James Bond - and a plotline not unlike those villians. An enjoyable romp - get your hands on the book and fall in love with dear, gorgeous, murderous Lucifer Box!
Avarm Avarm
It's a fun, snappy, quick read but I did not find the main character, Lucifer Box, truly like-able. Don't know that I'd bother to read more books featuring this character. And I say that as an admirer of Mark Gatiss' work.
Steep Steep
Do you like James Bond? Do you sometimes wish he was gay? Then this is the graphic novel for you!
Rleyistr Rleyistr
I do believe Mr. Gatiss had me hooked from the beginning. For those of you who enjoy a snarky secret agent, this book has all the frills (ha ha) and thrills. Fast-paced...just love everything about it from beginning to end.
Derivative, though well researched.