i love storys about magic with adult humor in the storys like Piers Anthony and Orson Scott Card i also like some sci-fi storys. The storys i like best is : On a Pale Horse, The Lost Gate, Ender's Game, Split Infinity. i do not like short storys.
I love the story.
ill let others give the story review.
I don't hand out stars out easy but when I do you can count on it.
if you like the first book then get them all.
Cool, interesting, unique.
The Dresden Files, for the first-person narrator and urban fantasy setting.
Almost anyone else. The narrator terrible. He is, in fact, almost the only downside. He has no sense of tempo or pacing, reads like he has a bitter hatred for punctuation, makes only the barest effort to differentiate between characters, doesn't pause between chapters, and makes no effort to indicate a passage of time.
He came back from Hell to send others there instead.
The story is great. The narrator is terrible.
This starts off slowly. But shortly thereafter you are immersed and wanting more.
Waiting in the car for "good spot" to drop out.
It's definitely a fun ride. In the vein of Constantine but way more grimy.
The performance was very strong. Not necessarily a perfect performance but way WAY
above the 4 star varietal. Kudos to Mr. Andrews.
Mr Kadrey, thanks for the fun spin.
Lean and mean dark read with touches of humor. In particular, I loved his casual relationship with the lords of Hell, and his truly neutral/ don't care but basically good-hearted attitude.
The overall story is kind of predictable, reminds me a lot of the movies they have on TNT or USA, TV stations. Okay movies that are entertaining white noise to have going in the background.
While the main Character wasn't the most likable (He probably wasn't meant to be) but most "bada$$" characters usually don't come off this douche. He reminded me a lot of the coworker that says they are the best (insert profession) around but was never recognized or was always over looked and is bitter and critiques everyone else. Which isn't my favorite type of person to hangout with.
But in all the story was okay the best part is the voice actor who really helped me through this because he made the story entertaining and enjoyable.
They say "they're no bad books just books you're not ready for yet. " that's what I got from it would I recommend it no. But do I feel like it was time wasted of course not the author worked hard to write it and I do feel it is deserving of people's time.
This review is my two cents and shouldn't be taken for anything more than that.
I'm not sure what, but I thought this book was missing something. The world wasn't developed enough, the characters not drawn out enough, the attitude of the main character, or maybe just a little of everything, but something was missing. I enjoyed the listen and different perspective on things.
it started slow comma what about 50% of the way in it started to pick up. Not to say that there wasn't much action towards the beginning of the story just not action that I cared about. I could add the series to the list of ones I read, but I won't could as a priority.
I really enjoyed this book. It was witty and very well written. The narrator was the perfect fit for this story. I devoured this book in two sittings.
It grabs hold and won't let go. I strongly suggest this book to anyone who enjoys good writing, plot twists, and a not so perfect protagonist.
I accidentally finished this book. You ask how that is possible? Well I got it two days ago and meant for it to last me a little over a week until another book I want is released. The problem is that I kept having to know what would happen next. Once I found out what happened next, I needed in my bones to know what would happen after that. From there it just became a vicious cycle.
The book stars a surprisingly likable anti-hero in the form of Stark. Usually when I'm faced with these types of anti-heroes, I dislike them because they are jerks for the sake of being jerks. In this case I basically agreed with him and felt his attitude was rather justified.
With Stark, aka Sandman Slim, at the center, the book treats you to unique and flawed characters trying to keep Stark from screwing everything up in his single-minded drive for revenge. It's not like any of the other Urban Fantasy books I've finished in the past. There is black humor in it instead of general or slapstick humor. But really the black humor is there as a balance for the overall noir feel. The book felt like so many other things but remained entirely its own. The closest I could say is it is a bit of Sin City, and I don't know, Constantine or Doctor Strange?
I recommend this book to anyone wanting a bit of a darker urban fantasy that doesn't feel like a Goth kid's diary but still plays the Heaven vs. Earth vs. Hell trope straight.