Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

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Following in the footsteps of megasellers Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher, comic book writer Mike Carey presents his second hip supernatural thriller featuring freelance exorcist Felix Castor. Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after the case of the Bonnington Archive ghost convinced him that he really can do some good with his abilities ('good', of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead). But his friend, Rafi, is still possessed; the succubus, Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends), still technically has a contract on him; and he's still--let's not beat around the bush--dirt poor. Doing some consulting for the local constabulary helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big, private job to really fill the hole in his overdraft. That's what he needs. What he gets, good fortune and Castor not being on speaking terms, is a seemingly insignificant 'missing ghost' case that inexorably drags himself and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of Hell's fiercest demons. When Satanists, sacrifice farms, stolen spirits and possessed churches all appear on the same police report, the name of Felix Castor can't be too far behind...
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446580311
0446580317
Call Number: CAREY
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Exorcism -- Fiction.
Castor, Felix (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.

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jbrannon
Sep 10, 2011

This series begins with "The Devil You Know." "Vicious Circle" is the second book. Mike Carey is more known for his contributions to the longest running comic series in the world--"Hellblazer," which Constantine is allegedly based off of, sharing little more than a protagonist of the same name--and another multiple Eisner award winning comic series "Lucifer." The latter was purely written by Mike Carey and is quite exemplary. Definitely worth the effort to read. Same goes for the Felix Castor series and his runs on Hellblazer.

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LiteraChick
Jun 23, 2011

Written by a contributor/creator of the movie "Constantine" this series begins with "Vicious Circle" and is one of my favorites. Takes place in London with an entire world created with creepy, violent and mythical creatures. Amazing writing and unpredicatable twists. Highly recommended!

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desai
Nov 04, 2010

I love Carey's moral musings in the midst of insane, impossible action

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