The story revolves around a man, Joe Spork, who initially desires a quite life repairing clockwork devices, and not following in the footsteps of his late gangster father. Everything changes when
- he is tricked into starting an old doomsday device by an octagarian ex-spy;
- becomes public enemy number one;
- chased by a group of monks with a charasmatic leader who wants to become God;
- clockwork bees;
- finally becoming what he didn't think he wanted to be initially.
Read this book, the pace is fast. I wouldn't describe it as only a comic novel, but there is a definite warped sense of humor evident in the writing.
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