Affinity Bridge

Affinity Bridge - George Mann Maybe my problem is that I've read more straight Victorian literature than I have Steampunk. This book was full of anachronisms and that kind of bothered me. But, it's steampunk, so it's an alternate Victorian era so maybe the anachronisms are supposed to be part of the slightly different environment? I don't know. Every time I encountered one it drew me out of the story and made me want to throw the book across the room. Anachronism aside, the language used in the book is a bit stilted. It reads like the author was trying just a little too hard to make it sound properly Victorian.

The story itself is not bad. I wasn't totally sucked in, but I was engaged. It was a quick read that didn't require much thinking, which is exactly what I was in the mood for when I picked this up.