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Rune (original 1992; edition 1998)

by Christopher Fowler

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Rune by Christopher Fowler (1992)

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    Furnace by Muriel Gray (SomeGuyInVirginia)
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    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories by M. R. James (isabelx)
    isabelx: I think that the M. R James story "Casting the Runes" must have inspired Christopher Fowler's book "Rune".
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Fun read of two uncommon detectives. Having read Christopher Fowler for the first time, I'm looking forward to his other books, especially those of the Bryant and May series. ( )
  bibifoc | Jul 22, 2011 |
fter Harry Buckingham's father is killed in a freak accident, other people that he knows start dying in bizarre ways and pieces of paper bearing undecipherable messages in strange angular characters are found on some of their bodies.

A multinational company has merged ancient magic with a high-tech delivery system and is putting it to sinister use.

Harry has to join forces with a motley group of people including a female truck-driver, the librarian of a collection of books about magic and the occult, a nine-year-old hacker and some rather unusual policemen in order to work out what is going on. ( )
  isabelx | Mar 30, 2011 |
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Bizarre deaths are occurring in London. A pair of elderly, eccentric police detectives supect ad-man Harry Buckingham, the estranged son of one of the victims. To prove his innocence, Harry reluctantly joins forces with mohawked, befeathered Grace, driver of the van that killed his father, to track the video store buyout his father had opposed. Meanwhile, a librarian delves into occult texts to decipher the angular symbols found on some victims. Eventually, all arrive at one conclusion: the multinational ODEL Corporation is using modern technology to transmit coded runic messages to the public, and will go to any length to enforce its scheme of a new, improved humanity. While there isn't much substance to hero Harry, other characters are delightful; the deliberate--and deliberately cantankerous--detectives; the sergeant who calmly ignores their role-playing and keeps them on track; feisty, forward Grace; and Dorothy, the librarian who deals with magical mumbo jumbo in down-to-earth fashion. Rune brings black magic into the video age with excitement and suspense.… (more)

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