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The Vesuvius Club
The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition | Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass
Mark Gatiss' cult creation, Lucifer Box, as you've never seen him beforein a new graphic-novel edition of his first adventure! On it's first publication, Mark Gatiss'The Vesuvius Clubwas 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 Boxthe greatest portraitist of the Edwardian age and England's most dashing secret agentinvestigates 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."
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tournevis
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Bailedbailed

Nope! This book is too Gatiss for me. Even in translation, it has all the annoying rhythm of a Gatiss teleplay and the historical shortcuts of a tv show. On top of that, the translator converted all Her Majesty's Imperial measurements to metric. In a book taking place in late 19th-c London. Congnitive dissonance does not even begin to explain it. Not for me!

Lcsmcat Anachronisms like that drive me crazy! 1y
tournevis @Lcsmcat It's, unfortunately, a very common translation tactic by French translators. They "nationalize" things. Drives me nuts. 1y
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jenniferw88
Vesuvius Club (UK) | Mark Gatiss
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😂😂😂

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jenniferw88
Vesuvius Club (UK) | Mark Gatiss
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⚀ If it's just the works: J K Rowling. If it's the actual author: Mark Gatiss
⚁ Taylor Swift
⚂ Milk

#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

RaimeyGallant 1. Has Ryan Gosling ever written anything? 2y
GarthRanzz @RaimeyGallant 🤣🤣🤣 2y
GarthRanzz I should have been clearer but I did mean works. But the actual people, living or dead, count for either one or two. 😊 2y
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DeborahSmall Love Mark Gatiss ❤️ 2y
julesG Mark Gatiss is a great idea 2y
umbrellagirl Mark Gatiss 💙💙💙💙 2y
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melissanorr
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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I got #bookmail yesterday! The whole trilogy by Mark Gatiss. Now I just have to find time to read them.

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Sarah83
The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition | Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass
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@Bambolina_81 So this is my #tbrbingo. Hope you can read everything. I had a look for English titles so it is easier for you. Only the ones I wrote in German, weren't published in English. 😍😏

Bambolina_81 You have some really great ones on there! I have a few of them also...maybe a buddy read is calling 😉 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 of course. I am waiting for your choice. It's your turn this time. 😍 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim maybe you can do this challenge with contemporary writers. 😊 2y
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Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 I admire a lot this kind of challenges but that's not something for me, I don't like to commit myself ahead of time to read too many books. I prefer to pick the next one after I've finished the last one. "One book leads to another" kind of thing. I can't handle quantity challenges (x books in 2017) either. I don't like the pressure. 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim Ok. I understand this. 😉 for me it is also hard, because I am doing these challenges for the first time. Never read like this before. I try to pick books, that are for some time on my tbr and that I always get off my mind. Do you have another idea than challenges to face my problem? 2y
Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 Shock treatment: Go to Frankfurt Book Fair, see the 100,000s of books displayed there, realize that no matter how much you read you'll never even scratch the surface of the printing universe, relax, and try to live one book at a time!😃Otherwise you go nuts. That's how I deal with it. 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim Great idea and really I was several times at the Frankfurt Book Fair. 😊 I really love it there, even it isn't as cozy as the Leipzig Book Fair. Have you also been there? 2y
Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 I'm going this year for the third time. Already bought my trade visitor ticket. If you buy until end of this month it's cheaper. Will be there Wednesday to Friday. Never been to Leipzig Fair. If you're in Frankfurt we could meet for coffee. 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim I would like to, but how could I get this ticket? I only got visitor tickets for Saturday or Sunday. I don't work for the press, where you get tickets within the week. 😭 I think I was four times there. Have you already discovered the little used book market near the u-tube station? 2y
Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 You register online as a trade visitor and that's it. They ask if you work in the business but they don't check it. Say you're an author, for example. That's how I'm registered. You get a ticket for the whole five days. I paid 88 in July, now it's 103, going up again soon. In my first year I was there on the weekend but almost everyone was already gone. A lot of empty stands. So now I prefer the weekdays. No, never seen this bookstore. 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim It isn't a bookstore. There are several people like a real market. But maybe it is only on the weekend. 😉 I'll have a look and I have to ask my boss, if I am allowed to travel there. 2y
Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 Well, wish you luck! Now I'm signing off, must go to bed, we're going hiking early tomorrow morning, Brecherspitz, a very nice mountain, a 900m climb. Will post picture! 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim Good night and good luck. What is your profession besides being a famous author? 😉 2y
WhatDeeReads Your card looks great! Thanks for joining us! 2y
Sarah83 @WhatDeeReads Thank you. 😍 Anything you also want to read? 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 which ones do you also want to read? 2y
WhatDeeReads @sarah83 I hope to finish Shades of Magic, which is called A Darker Shade of Magic soon. I'm choosing to watch Father Brown instead of read it. (edited) 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 Alice in Wonderland, Sketches by Boz and VE Schwab are all on my extensive TBR 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 so we have another buddy read 😊 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 it looks like it 😉 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 we don't have to, if you don't want. 😉 2y
Sarah83 @WhatDeeReads I always try to read the book first before I watch the TV series. 😉 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 I think it sounds like fun! Let me know when you start one of those, I don't mind which and I'll read it with you 😊 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 You are really my reading buddy 😍😍😍 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 I just saw you have Father Brown too!! I love these! Add them to our buddy list too 😊 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 I will mark them on my tbr. What's your favourite colour? 😍 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 Blue 😄 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 are you my missing twin? 😊 2y
Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 Sorry for late reply, was offline. I work as a Branding & Communications consultant (I also work once a week as therapeutic coach.) What do you do? 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim No problem. You told me, that you were going offline. Everything is fine. And what do you do as this consultant? I work as a clerk in a furniture store. 2y
Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 Everything related to building and managing brands. There's the conceptual side (creating brand meaning, identity, value, proposition etc) and the practical side (creating the media needed to communicate like folders and websites). It involves a lot of storytelling and that's what I love about it. 2y
Sarah83 @Izai.Amorim Sounds pretty interesting. 😊 2y
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geekybookgirl2
The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition | Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass
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Not only is Lucifer Box the sassiest character in this novel, he is also a dapper gentleman spy.

Mariposa_Bookworm I love Mark Gatiss! He and Stephen Moffatt have ripped my soul out and stomped on it on several occasions. (They both write for Doctor Who and Sherlock.) 2y
geekybookgirl2 @Mariposa_Bookworm yes I know. I love Doctor Who and Sherlock 2y
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Sarah83
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Ich habe ja nicht schon genug Bücher... 😂😂😂

I don't even have enough books... 😂😂😂

#blameitonlitsy

Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads And it was the only German edition I found. I think you posted some time ago about this book? 2y
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 Yes. It's one of my favorites. ❤️📚 2y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads I will tell you how I liked it. 😍 2y
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kyraleseberg
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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Pickpick

This was a total #blameitonlitsy pick! Cheeky humor and an old-school "fluff" mystery make this a quick and enjoyable read.

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DeborahSmall
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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#JunesTunz Lucifer Box is definitely the most vain character I've came across, he's brilliant #Youresovain "who is killing Britain's most prominent vulcanologists and...which tie goes best with a white carnation?" Mark Gatiss is a genius ? ❤️

Sarah83 I really don't believe it. Guess which book I ordered on Tuesday? 😉😄 2y
DeborahSmall @Sarah83 it's brilliant 👍🏼 2y
Sarah83 I didn't know that he's an author too. I only knew him as an actor and writing screenplays. 😄 2y
kyraleseberg I started reading book 1 this morning! 2y
DeborahSmall @kyraleseberg hope you enjoy it 2y
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kyraleseberg
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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My library picks for the week.
(Haven checked out about 20 books of her own today 😱 That's my girl! 😍)

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Laura317
The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition | Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass
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Mehso-so

I finished this. I can't say i expected it to be as it was. The mystery was fun, but the entire book just seemed a little too much. This would fit into my #LitsyReadingChallenge2017 #LGBTQRelationship

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Laura317
The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition | Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass

Putting this book "on hold" for awhile, but not because it's bad. I've just too much on my mind right now. I need something mindless to read. Our 9 year old is having surgery Wednesday, and I find myself becoming distracted. Right now, I need comfort reads. #selfcare #lotsofprayer

mllemay I'll be sending good vibes your way 💜 (edited) 2y
DGRachel I hope everything goes smoothly! {hugs} 2y
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Owlizabeth 💗🙏🏼 2y
KarenUK Sendings lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way 💕💕 2y
Laura317 Thank you, @Myhusbandhatesreading @mllemay @DGRachel @Owlizabeth @KarenUK He is having a bone graft done as his third surgery for cleft palate. It's supposed to be simple, but if any of you are mamas, you know how one is still a bit anxious. 2y
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Laura317
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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On to my next book. I 💙 Gatiss!

KarenUK Mark Gatiss rocks! 👍💕 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall sent me the trilogy. Great books! 2y
DeborahSmall This is so good! I need a reread this year 💕 2y
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jenniferw88
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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#fallenangel #characters2017 I immediately thought of this dialogue from Lucifer Box for this prompt @librarianryan

julesG I just had Mark Gatiss' voice in my head, reading this quote. 2y
jenniferw88 @julesG 😂 that happens quite a lot when you read this series! 😂 2y
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 2y
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DeborahSmall
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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@jenniferw88 another great passage ❤️

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Love Mark Gatiss. I'm back on my book buying ban, but I can't imagine a world where I don't own this at some point. 3y
DeborahSmall @TobeyTheScavengerMonk They are amazing. Lucifer Box was my literary hero for a while. I'm looking for this in a first edition as I love it so much. I think my 2nd and 3rd are firsts. Amazon have them at great prices or I can send you this copy if you're outside the uk. Imagine Mycroft in Sherlock and you have Lucifer Box although more foppish 3y
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jenniferw88
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Wait, what??!!

@DeborahSmall the emojis that follow were my reactions to this quote: 🙈🙊😂💞

@zsuzsanna_reads another Gothic series for you! ☺️

zsuzsanna_reads Thank you! 3y
jpmcwisemorgan I'm going to have to look into this series! 3y
DeborahSmall Yes!! 😂 3y
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tournevis Mark Gatiss as in Doctor Who Mark Gatiss? 3y
tournevis Wow, Vesuvius Club in English? 9$. In French, 23$ Geez 3y
jenniferw88 @tournevis ☺️ yes as in Dr who's Mark Gatiss! I'd go for the English version if you can understand it! 3y
rabbitprincess I can totally hear that in Mark Gatiss's voice, too 😄 3y
tournevis @jenniferw88 It's on the list 3y
jenniferw88 @rabbitprincess haha! @DeborahSmall it was so hard just to choose one quote to post, but the monkey stands out in my brain! 3y
DeborahSmall Think of the quotes you can highlight when reading now we're on Litsy, that alone worth the re read. The Oscar Wilde books are similar Giles Brandreth is a fabulous author. 3y
jenniferw88 I know! I'm on a book buying ban at the moment but hope to complete his series too at some point (I've read the first two) 3y
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ScorpioBookDreams
The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition | Mark Gatiss, Ian Bass
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@DeborahSmall sent me 3 (!!!) parcels of books today! She recommended these to me and I can't wait to start reading them as I love Mark Gatiss.

Lcsmcat Such great covers! 3y
Cinfhen Enjoy and so sweet @DeborahSmall 3y
ScorpioBookDreams @Lcsmcat and the endpapers feature vintage adverts!! 3y
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Jinjer Wow! Who is this generous @DeborahSmall and why does she love you so? Those book covers and the Oscar Wildes are amazing! 3y
kyraleseberg @DeborahSmall knows about some incredible books that I've never heard of before but need in my immediately! 😍 enjoy and let us know what you think!! 3y
ScorpioBookDreams @Jinjer we just became friends through Litsy! 3y
jenniferw88 I ❤️ Mark Gatiss too! Have read these and they are great - you're in for a real treat! 👻🙈🙉🙊💑👨‍❤️‍👨 3y
Laura317 Mark Gatiss is soooo good! Adding to my list. 3y
DeborahSmall Love you too @LeahBergen @kyraleseberg thank you, both series are amazing. @Jinjer Rachael is very good to me too @jenniferw88 you're the first I know on Litsy who's read these. They are fab, Ive brought The Vesuvius Club to my MILs to reread. @Cinfhen 😘 3y
rabbitprincess Awesome covers! 3y
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DarthBookworm
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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Pickpick

My absolute favorite book on the whole damn planet. (I own ALL THE BOOKS. If there is another one out there I'm missing please tell me!)

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Eyelit
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
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Mehso-so

The blurb on the back of the book has it aright: "equal parts James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, with a twist of Monty Python and a dash of Austin Powers..." The protagonist (and this book) is weirdly charming. Devilishly Delightful. Tongue is firmly in cheek here. Second for #bookisholympics

Sue If Mark Gatiss wrote it, I fear I have to read it. 3y
Eyelit That was my reason for picking it up @Sue 😄 3y
Sue Glad I'm not alone 😂 3y
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Eyelit
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
Mehso-so

The blurb on the back of the book has it aright: "equal parts James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, with a twist of Monty Python and a dash of Austin Powers..." The protagonist (and this book) is weirdly charming. Devilishly Delightful. Tongue is firmly in cheek here. Second for #bookisholympics

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Eyelit
Vesuvius Club | Mark Gatiss
Mehso-so

The blurb on the back of the book has it aright: "equal parts James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, with a twist of Monty Python and a dash of Austin Powers..." The protagonist (and this book) is weirdly charming. Devilishly Delightful. Tongue is firmly in cheek here. Second for #bookisholympics

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zembla
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Panpan

I was beyond excited to read this — bisexual, 19th-century James Bond written by Mark Gatiss? Is it my birthday already?! Unfortunately marred by transphobia and pervasive nasty punching-down. A shame: There were some delightful moments and tons of potential, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.