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there are many things going on in this story Lee s trying to figure out what happened to his brother, Paul, who disappeared in Prague he takes a flight to Prague with no luggage and discovers that the woman who invited him is a mystery wrapped in an enigma shaped like an attractive, very slender and brittle bohemian guess where their relationship goes when she doesn t have the answers Lee was expecting, instead of leaving, he ends up entangled with a weird ex police officer who cusses a lot there are many things going on in this story Lee s trying to figure out what happened to his brother, Paul, who disappeared in Prague he takes a flight to Prague with no luggage and discovers that the woman who invited him is a mystery wrapped in an enigma shaped like an attractive, very slender and brittle bohemian guess where their relationship goes when she doesn t have the answers Lee was expecting, instead of leaving, he ends up entangled with a weird ex police officer who cusses a lot and a flippant reporter with a cake box meanwhile, we get interludes about a watch repairman mulling over his escape from the Nazis and his last customer, who smells like decaying meat, a writer political agitator being interrogated, and black magic also, there s a serial killer IT SOUNDS KIND OF GREAT, RIGHT that s so many interesting things going in so many different directions and yet, somehow, reading the book is a bit of a slow and confusing slog or at least it was for me a lot of the reviewers on here really enjoyed the book Lee has no idea what s going on, so a lot of his narrative is about being confused and not knowing what s going on the historical bits broke up the story s momentum for me, even if they were crammed full of the information I needed to pull it all together information that Lee never gets so the two stories being told didn t really gel for me Lee s not investigating the Right Hand of God the serial killer at the end of the book, we re suddenly given some information that throws the whole rest of the book into a different light it s up to the reader how to feel about it, and I think it invites one to re read and ponder, which I appreciate however, I m not sure if or when I will get around to it I think it goes without saying that Complication is, well complicated Still, it wasn t overly so that it was immpossible to follow It had a smoothe start and I found myself drawn in by the main character Lee Holloway seemed like your average guy who followed a trail left by his deceased brother and ends up way in over his head Still he has a determination about him that makes him intruiging While investigating the true circumstances of his brother s death, he tends to make decisions that se I think it goes without saying that Complication is, well complicated Still, it wasn t overly so that it was immpossible to follow It had a smoothe start and I found myself drawn in by the main character Lee Holloway seemed like your average guy who followed a trail left by his deceased brother and ends up way in over his head Still he has a determination about him that makes him intruiging While investigating the true circumstances of his brother s death, he tends to make decisions that seem off You can make a case that the reason for this is explained at the end, but you spend most of the time screaming at Lee to go to the police, get some help, or something to that effect.The writing style was good, the story decently paced, and the plot adequately thrilling The novel was set in the Czech Republic, and towards the end the writing began to take on characteristic of leaving out articles that some of the characters had As a future English teacher that bugged me a little During the novel, three other side stories are introduced at various points and while they are related to the the main story and are interesting in their own right,they don t completely link up at the end.That being said I did enjoy this story and was compelled to continue reading I think it would be a decent beach read #DOWNLOAD ⛎ Complication ä A serial killer with a penchant for severed hands A watch that runs backward and forward at the same time An Eastern European gangster known only as Rumplestiltskin The Nazi invasion of Prague, Soviet era Czech secret police, th century alchemy and black magic mild mannered American Lee Holloway never thought any of these would intrude upon his ordinary lifeBut that was before he received a mysterious letter from a woman named Vera, a cryptic missive implying Lee s estranged brother Paul, who disappeared years ago in Prague, was actually murdered in an attempt to steal The Rudolf Complication, a priceless watch commissioned by the eccentric Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, rud to hold the power of eternal life When Lee goes to Prague to investigate, his involvement with the enigmatic Vera, as well as the guidance offered from a mysterious travel book, triggers a series of violent and bizarre events that force Lee to confront disturbing truths about his brother as well as himself Unless Lee can reconstruct the final hours of his brother s life, and separate truth from myth in this haunted city, he might not get out of Prague aliveComplication is a twisted, mind bending, contemporary thrill ride in the spirit of such mind bending narratives as House of Leaves and Memento set in the dark heart of Europe, a place where old ghosts and ancient legends still walk the streets Isaac Adamson starts his latest book off with a refresher course in the definition of the word complication , which also happens to be the title of the book It is also a guidepost for the reader, for in this novel, set mostly in Prague, in various points of time, every single definition comes into play.The main story line has Lee Holloway, a rather unassuming fellow, who, when cleaning out the detritus of his father s estate, finds a letter which indicates that the disappearance of Lee s young Isaac Adamson starts his latest book off with a refresher course in the definition of the word complication , which also happens to be the title of the book It is also a guidepost for the reader, for in this novel, set mostly in Prague, in various points of time, every single definition comes into play.The main story line has Lee Holloway, a rather unassuming fellow, who, when cleaning out the detritus of his father s estate, finds a letter which indicates that the disappearance of Lee s younger brother Paul, in the Prague floods five years earlier, may havemystery involved Side note Two years after the death of my mother, I m still clearing her estate and the detritus of her life That Lee could dispose of just about everything so easily made me quite jealous Lee abandons his job at the Grimley Dunballer Recovery Solutions, and heads off to meet Vera, who wrote the letter, at The Black Rabbit, a pub in Prague From here the tale becomes curiouser and curiouser, and like Alice down the rabbit hole, things are not always what they seem There s the basic story line of Lee and Vera, which takestwists and turns than a Gordian knot, Communist era spies and interrogations, Rumpelstiltskin or a gangster bearing the same name , alchemy, black magic complete with John Dee and Edward Kelly , and the eve of the Nazi invasion of Prague, all centered around The Rudolf Complication, a fabled timepiece, built for the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, which runs both backwards and forwards, and grants eternal life It s a lot of threads to keep straight, but somehow it all works without derailing the reader s brain The plot movements are like clockwork if the timepiece is The Rudolf Complication, that is, filled with fascinating twists, side bits, and palindromes There were moments in the book that just grabbed me for the detail or the phrasing In hindsight, those moments were ones that gave me clues to unraveling some of the plot, thought I was not able to piece it all together to the end And what an end Wow Complication is fascinating, entertaining, quirky, enlightening, and surprising This book keeps the reader on all ten toes until the very end 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5 I picked this out at my local library and it had to be fate Complication centers around Lee Holloway Jr who is flies to Prague after finding a letter in his deceased father s desk concerning the disappearance of his brother Paul Entwined with real history, I was unable to put it down Biblical serial killers, flashbacks to momentous times in history, using letters and reports, and a watch This book has it all The author lives in the same city and I would love to have coffee with him. Another well written novel from Isaac Adamson but if you re expecting Billy Chaka, don t Complication is a whole new direction Somewhat darker and withedge of your seat tension, this book takes you on a frenetic roller coaster ride through Prague and time via backstory interspersions with quite the twist as it winds down I enjoyed reading this and look forward to Mr Adamson s next novel, wherever it takes me. i am easily charmed by eastern european names but beyond that, this was a well written, original tale with just enough intrigue and potential for the supernatural that i devoured it in a matter of days i ve never read isaac adamson before, but i ll certainly be picking him up in the future a reintroduction to the world of mystery and detectives probably yes. it was ok big twist at the end but there are so many gaps in the story that bugged me.. This was a compulsively readable story that takes you down some interesting rabbit trails The plot has many threads, but this is the type of book that will take a couple of readings to pick up on some of thesubtle clues The end result was a book that has an ending that hits you between the eyes and you wonder what just happened Great story for those enjoying a good mystery Reader received a complimentary copy from Good Reads First Reads. I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, so I am comfortable away from everyday reality I didn t worry about Lee s idiocy, which starts early with flying to Prague empty handed I didn t scoff at Vera sitting in a coffee shop every day for six months I was patient when this book posited a magic clock, and things happened that didn t make sense I sat through the travelogue on Prague, which I m sure will be useful because I hope to visit there soon I waded through the mystical handwaving a I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, so I am comfortable away from everyday reality I didn t worry about Lee s idiocy, which starts early with flying to Prague empty handed I didn t scoff at Vera sitting in a coffee shop every day for six months I was patient when this book posited a magic clock, and things happened that didn t make sense I sat through the travelogue on Prague, which I m sure will be useful because I hope to visit there soon I waded through the mystical handwaving about Kelley, in which very little actually happened I am patiently read the English what is broke from the ridiculous Soros I sat through the mysterious little girl with no teeth And yes, he DOES have sex with Vera, however briefly not that it was ever in doubt Despite all the doubts I had been accumulating, I was sure the book was building to a marvellous confrontation Then I got to the end, and all that remained was, there go four hours of my life that I ll never get back And the persistent two words, Bobby Ewing Don t waste your time with this exercise in complication for complication s sake And if you do, don t blame me if at the end you hear the author laughing at you.Sounding like Nelson in The Simpsons HA ha.Because you know why As they say in Newfoundland, C mere till I tells ya It s because with that ending, an author can make up ANYthing, any kind of taurine excrement, then ramble on for 300 pages firing off new ideas like fireworks, then wrap it up without having to excuse or conclude anything I m sure the lit ry crowd will smile condescendingly ask me gnomically, Is anything real I ask in return, Is this review real Did I really read the book Does the book really exist If this is literature, pah and pfui I m going back to SF where the authors are constrained by requirements of credibility