Lucci's List May: 2019
STEAMPUNK OR BUST!
Kitty Kat's Book Review: 5 out of 5 stars
‘Waltham Watch’ is a steampunk novel with strong female characters, wondrous inventions and a fight against evil and oppression . Tess is a professor, an accomplished scientist and inventor. She finds herself spending time in Waltham unexpectedly and soon discovers that she can’t sit back while turmoil reigns around her. I found the group of women who become her friends a fascinating bunch. They each had a contribution to make and their strengths were vital to the fight. The language is formal and certainly fits with the era. It is also poetic and the story itself is imaginative. I enjoyed reading about the modes of transport and the different mechanical inventions. An interesting novel that kept me reading.
5 out of 5 stars
What a marvelous adventure!
Jessica Lucci spins an intriguing tale in Watch City:Waltham Watch. Using her natural poetic quality was the perfect marriage for this genre!
Loved the visual images she painted and the fantastic journey she created.
Recommend for Steam Punk Devotees!
Watch City: WALTHAM WATCH
by Jessica Lucci
5 out of 5 stars
Waltham Watch explores a world of the past infused with elements of science fiction that brings to mind the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. A town has grown into a city with the inhabitants possessing an endearing obsession with time and clocks, including their greeting to one another.
Tess is a brilliant inventor testing the principles of gravity and time. These laws of science are questioned by the creative mind and good prose of the author. Caught in town by a freak accident, she discovers the possible path to her life’s mission on the other side of evil. Strong, independent women fight against a tyrannical, heartless government (sound familiar?) willing to sacrifice for ideals and freedom.
With an unfamiliar, yet enchanting style, the author redefined the art of scene setting with vivid details of multiple dimensions. Dashes of color, smells, tastes, and textures flow into heart-pounding action with pauses for tender compassion between friends and lovers. You’ll want to take plenty of time (time is important) to absorb every phrase, every odd contraption, and every stinging phrase of political commentary.
Waltham Watch is a study in style and imagination worthy of future adventures.