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The Clockwork Man

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Book Summary of The Clockwork Man

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.

Details of Book: The Clockwork Man (BSID:74857)

Book The Clockwork Man
Author William Jablonsky
ISBN 9381626537
ISBN-13 9789381626535, 978-9381626535
Binding Paperback
Publisher Silverfish Westland
Publishing Date 2012
Number of Pages 240
Language English

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Giovanni September 30, 2010 review from Goodreads

I think I got more than I bargained for here in The Clockwork Man. I usually enjoy novels that have things blow up, wise cracking detectives, international tales of intrigue, secret agents saving the world from the next newest megalomaniac. Here I get to read about a guy made of clock parts and he b

AmandaSOTP July 06, 2010 review from Goodreads

I loved this book. It is a diary of Ernst, a clockwork man, who was built by a famed German clock maker. Not only does he makes some intriguing and beautiful clocks that are renowned throughout the world in the late 1800s, but he has made Ernst. Ernst begins by telling us that he is keeping this jou

MB February 20, 2011 review from Goodreads

Finished reading The Clockwork Man (2010) by William Jablonsky last night. It was a fine read, about a sentient robot, Ernst, built in 1887 by a master German clockmaker, Karl Gruber.IĆ¢??m a sucker for robot stories, especially stories about sentient ones. The second science fiction novel I remember r

Aaron October 07, 2010 review from Goodreads

Mr. Jablonksky captured perfectly the quiet, refined and formal voice of the Victoria era, now found only in older books by Wells and Vern. This book explores the concepts of sentience, personal freedom, and moral codes adhered to despite social standards.The character, Ernst, the Clockwork Man, ori

Aparajita May 26, 2017 review from Goodreads

The book is the story of Ernst- the clock work man who was created by the greatest clock maker of all times, Karl Gruber in Germany in the late 19th century. Though Ernst is completely made of clock work, he is no ordinary automated machine and is never treated as one by his master Gruber or by the


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