3 * or maybe 3 1/2 *
This is one odd book, a mixture between the old black and white detective movies/novels and an alternative reality. Reminded me slightly of The Eyre Affair. A very surreal book.
The main character has no idea why he has been promoted to detective from his lowly clerk position. The finding out is the adventure. I was expecting a more straight forward mystery, not a trip into an alterative reality. Once I got past the first confusing chapters, I was able to enjoy the book.
Will try his next book.