Friday, January 23, 2009

An Ungodly Child by Rachel Green

I thought I'd have a go at writing a review of Leatherdykeuk's first novel, An Ungodly Child. I am by no means a professional but have written as I found.

An Ungodly Child, by Rachel Green

This is the debut book by Rachel Green. I found the story totally believable in spite of the fact that it involves demons, angels, fallen angels and it could all happen in anyone's street or neighbourhood. I have since found myself looking out for odd characters and inspecting their feet. Wondering...

Rachel's wicked sense of humour permeates the whole book and on occasions I was laughing out loud. Or groaning at the odd pun! A superb story, well drawn characters, especially Harold Waterman (is he really the Anti-Christ?) and Jasfoup the demon, oh and Devious the imp. Also Harold's wonderful mother Ada. We hear much about her and what she gets up to - well, the mind boggles! Not forgetting Uncle Frederick at Laverstone Manor. Well, I could list all the characters.

Harold and Jasfoup stop for tea on every occasion, a delightful and very English thread that runs throughout. I thoroughly recommend this easy to read
novel and look forward with baited breath to the follow up. There is one, isn't there? Or two?

An Ungodly Child is available at Amazon UK and can be found at some Waterstones and WH Smith stores, or they will order it for you.

9 comments:

DK Leather said...

oh that's a superb account, she'll be thrilled! :-) x

DJ Kirkby said...

I can't read your review as my copy is next on my TBR pile and I don't want to be influenced by anyone else's opinion of it. I can't wait to start reading, I love Rachels' Laverstone Tales blog so much.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I shall now read the book!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fabulous, Gina - thank you :)

BT said...

I'm so glad you think it's ok. I was nervous writing it.
Denyse, that's fine. I quite understand.
Good on you, weaver!
Rachel, I'm so glad you think it's ok.

Son1 said...

Good review mother. x

aims said...

I'm waiting for mine to arrive - my signed copy! Hooray!

A well done review Gina! I bet Rachel is pleased!

BT said...

Thanks aims. I think she liked it!

ChrisH said...

Oh, I commented and it flew away! Just to say you've summed up really well, especially about the humour.