You might love this book if you like lots of character development and dialogue. I thought I liked character development, but after this book, I guess I realize that I don't.
This book was well written in my opinion. The story was good and the characters were believable. The world was developed. But for me, there was not enough tension in the plot. The character development was not enough to hold my interest. I was interested enough to keep listening, but I will not get the second book.
This book about two men who create a well read comic book hero is really about too men who go through unusual and challenging lives. For example, Joe is trained as an escape artist and is able to escape from the persecution of the Jews in a casket holding a statue disguised as a person. These childhood events shape the rest of these men's lives.
While this book is engaging and actually quite moving, it was too heavy for me. This was not the kind of escapism for me as it has too much pain and not enough fun or mystery. Not that this book was full of sorrow, there were some fun moments, like the excitement in creating their first comic book.
I am better off sticking with mystery, thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy. But I recommend this to anyone who likes books that build fascinating if slightly tortured characters. Too much like real life for me.
As a reader of sci-fi, fantasy and thriller - and an appreciator of witty prose - Hexed is right up my ally. It easily ranks up there with Dresden Files for me.
My audible listening usually involved multi-tasking, so I like stories that I can follow but that keep me entertained and distracted from my chores or work-out. This one fits the bill quite nicely.
I only went 4 stars but could have gone 4.5 - there are books I love more, like Butcher's Codex Alera series, but this one is not far behind. It may catch up by the time I have listened to more of the series.
If the genre is of interest to you and you like fun and action packed stories, don't hesitate to buy this one.
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