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Watt O’Hugh and the Innocent Dead: Being the Third Part of the Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O’Hugh the Third

Chickadee Prince. (Memoirs of Watt O’Hugh the Third, Bk. 3). Sept. 2019. 284p. ISBN 9781732913936. pap. $12.99. SF
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The third entry in Drachman’s series (after Watt O’Hugh Underground) dives right into a complex world of time travel, lost love, faith, war, and the afterlife. The titular Roamer—a time traveler with cowboy flavor—is hoodwinked into getting good and dead. He wakes up in the Hell of the Innocent Dead, a place of Chinese myth devoted to those unjustly dead whose murderers still walk free. Watt and his new companions quickly run into trouble from a common enemy and embark on an adventure to maintain their humanity, redress their grievances, and defeat evil. Readers not familiar with earlier volumes in the series will feel lost, but longtime fans will likely enjoy Watt’s memoirs of past, present, and future events.
VERDICT Genre mashup devotees should get some good laughs and thrills from this Western/adventure/sf/fantasy blend. Fans of Doctor Who may adapt easily to the timey-wimeyness, and readers of Richard Kadrey’s “Sandman Slim” series who long for more atypical excursions to hell will enjoy as well.

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