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    The Clockwork Man  (English, Paperback, William Jablonsky)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Silverfish Westland
    • ISBN: 9789381626535, 9381626537
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 240
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    Karl Gruber, a world-famous builder of automated clocks, has reached the pinnacle of his art in Ernst a man constructed entirely of clockwork. Educated and raised in the Gruber household to be a gentle, caring soul, Ernst begins to discover a profound love for his masters daughter, Giselle. Just as their relationship becomes intimate, however, tragedy strikes and the family falls apart. Abandoned, knowing no other life but the one he has led, Ernst allows himself to wind down in a kind of suicide.

    Over one hundred years later, he awakens in a strange new land, the world hes known long gone. Along with his mentor and guide, a well-meaning if slightly unstable homeless man, Ernst attempts to piece together the events that brought him to his new home and to let go of the century-old tragedy that still haunts him.

    About the Author
    William Jablonsky is originally from Rock Falls, Illinois, and is a graduate of Bowling Green State Universitys creative writing program. His first book, a collection of short fiction titled The Indestructible Man, was published by Livingston Press in 2005. His stories have appeared in many nationally distributed literary journals, including the Beloit Fiction Journal, the Florida Review, the Southern Humanities Review, and Phoebe. After a seven-year stint in the Milwaukee area, he now lives in Iowa with his wife and three cats and teaches fiction writing at Loras College.
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      • 2012
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      • William Jablonsky
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    Very Gripping!

    A surprisingly fantastic read; something very different from what is being churned out in the name of fiction. This one is slow burn, but once it sucks you in, you are hooked to the saga that unfolds. We need more of books like these.
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    Abhijit Mathur

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    27 Aug, 2012

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    Its not a Robot nor it is a Sci-fi story

    The clockwork man is not a robot - robots are 'electrical/electronic' contraptions while our ‘hero’ is a purely mechanical 'contraption' designed by an expert clock maker. Through the eyes of the mechanical man; the author makes us aware of things that are special to human beings but which we ignore and don't enjoy.

    The story of the clockwork man is about his time before he goes into a 'mechanical coma' which is in 19th century and the other part is after he wakes up from the coma in the 2...
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    Hemantkumar Jain

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    26 Jul, 2012

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    The More-than-human Clockwork Man

    The Clockwork Man by William Jablonsky is at heart the story of a mechanical man who exhibits more human characteristics than most of the human beings around him.
    Created by master craftsman and clockmaker, Karl Gruber, Ernst, the clockwork man, is well known all over the world, and especially so in Germany. Gruber, a genius clockmaker, has imbued Ernst with human characteristics, making him the most completely human of any automatons anywhere. The gentleman creator has created Ernst to be ve...
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    Cynthia Rodrigues

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    21 Jul, 2012

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    The Clockwork Man

    When I first read this excerpt, I expected a book that might lose my interest as it progressed. But, now that I have read the book, I take back those thoughts. The book is an amazing When I first read the excerpt of this book, I expected a book that might loose my interest as it progressed. But, now that I have read the book, I take back those thoughts. The book is an amazing work of fiction by author Willian Jablonsky. In fact I started to believe that this was actually based on real inciden...
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    Shweta Ravindran

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    21 Jul, 2012

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    A Very Well-written Adventure

    I’m not a huge fan of steampunk, but I’m very glad I tried out The Clockwork Man. I had pretty much expected a juvenile science fiction thriller riding out a very old plot, but a few pages in, I found myself completely sold on the author’s style and maturity.
    Ernst is an automaton, made of increate clockwork, by a master clockmaker, in 19th century Germany. He is intelligent, and capable of feeling most human emotions, albeit to a controlled degree. Ernst, who narrates his story himself, is ...
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    Amrita Kanjilal

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    20 Jul, 2012

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