Probably, its a pretty good story, but the terrible editing take away from it alot
I have not
Yes, but barely
Tons of really stupid technical mistakes. Not just the annoying little stuff that fanboys love to point out, but stuff that a lot of everyday people would pick up on. For examples, Ford doesn't make the S-10 pickup, Chevy does and The Delta Force is not part of the Marine Corps. These are just two GLARING examples. There's a lot more subtle stuff two, things that any 5th grader with an internet connection could have check on and corrected. One or two of these is understandable, but this book is LOUSY with them! It really takes away from the experience.
The concept of the story is pretty good, and the characters are fairly interesting if a little trope. Unfortunately, the dialog reads like it was written by a bored, Midwestern housewife who learned to write "tough street talk" while watching old episodes of "Dragnet." In one scene, the hardboiled special agent actually says "Come on team, weve got crimes to solve" I mean COME ON! Who talks like that?
Probably not, her juvenile writing style makes it almost impossible to enjoy her fairly good plot.
She did really well considering what she had to work with
I might, if the person who wrote the screenplay changes enough of the dialog around it might make a decent movie.
I only read this book because I'm such a big fan a Kevin Hearne and it showed up as a book he was currently reading. Im hoping that was just some marketing ploy by Audible to move "Dirty Magic" I have a hard time believing the guy who wrote the Iron Druid series actually liked this book.
What I liked best is that the book isn't any needlessly longer then it already is
What I liked least is its sanctimonious preaching about how the entire world is insane but only an enlightened few can perceive it and rise above.
He gets all the whiny voices down perfectly.
Yes, delete the book from my library.
This is the kind of book that self-anointed intellectuals read and pretend to enjoy because it makes them feel superior. The basic premise is that the whole world is insane but everyone is too stupid, deranged, or absorbed in their petty squabbles to notice or to care. Only our sulking, vapid and narcissistic hero has the intellectual clarity to understand how pointless life is and yet clings to it fiercely because its all he has.
The book reeks of bad social commentary. Dont get me wrong, most book do have some kind of social message to deliver or point to make, but this book goes way too far, too fast, and is just plain heavy handed about it. Its reads like a collaboration between the unibomber, Michael Moore, and Hugo Chavez.
No, but I will definitely NOT read any other books in this series or written by this author.
He tries, but the book is so poorly written that he clearly struggles with it. Its like the author is trying too hard to show the reader how smart he is by gobbing on the sub-references and techno speech. The narrator comes off sounding like comedian Dennis Miller trying to give one of his famous rants on an excessive dose of Prozac.
Disappointment in the book and relief that I didn't spend a single penny of my money on it.
I am in my mid forties and I can only recall 3 books in my life that I started but didn't finish because they were just so bad that they weren't worth the continued effort. Usually I will struggle though and give the author the benefit of the doubt and hope the book improves as I keep reading. This book will likely become the fourth. Its just too bad to merit any more of my time and attention.
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