Fiction Review: The Doorkeepers by Graham Masterton


TITLE & AUTHOR: The Doorkeepers by Graham Masterton
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Reader
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2012
PAGES: 380





I got this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Julia Winward, a young American woman, has been missing in England for nearly a year. When her mutilated body is discovered in the Thames, her brother Josh is determined to find out what happened to her during that lost time. But nothing Josh discovers makes any sense and he soon unearths a terrible secret.

Julia had been working for a company that shut down 60 years ago, and living at an address that hadn’t existed since World War II…


Julia typed Yours in anticipation, F.G Mordant, and tugged the letter out of her typewriter. She slipped the letter into Mr Mordant’s red signing folder and dropped the pink and yellow copies into the box file next to her. She returned the carbon paper to her second drawer down.


I think I’ve read some of this author’s work years ago but I’m not 100% positive. Anyway, I digress. I really liked The Doorkeepers.

I really liked the concept in the novel of being able to use a nursery rhyme to enter another dimension. Who wouldn’t love to be able to do that when you’re having a bad day? The Doorkeepers messes with your mind. There is an endless numbers of these parallel London’s and I found this a bit confusing at first but I enjoyed the book so much I quickly adjusted. The characters are fantastic and I got sucked into the story fairly quickly. The Doorkeepers is fast paced and there is literally never a dull moment. This isn’t a great, literary novel and the wring is just okay but the premise is so much fun you hardly notice. There were some very creepy moments in The Doorkeepers. At times the book reminds me of Doctor Who and Lanark by Alasdair Grey, two things I love so The Doorkeepers get a thumbs up from me.




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