Another fast paced fun book. There's been a couple books in the series that turned up the drama and turned down the action. This aint one of 'em.
I enjoyed the first book in this series, but I loved this one. It was faster paced and unpredictable in the best way possible. If you read the first one and thought, "meh," read this one and you'll be like, "yeah!"
I love the series this short story comes from, so there's that. The full books are a little slow but the story and characters are compelling enough to keep me excited to read them. I hoped that this short story, or the other I read in an anthology, would be good recommendations to people who haven't taken the leap into the larger novels of his. They aren't. It's as if the author is trying to show off his verbose poetic skill in the most dull and boring way imaginable. It's like an art exhibit that nobody understands or enjoys, but people will say they love it because it makes them appear artistic. I get it, you can write a story using borderline nonsensical symbolism relentlessly. That takes skill. So does writing a story that actually entertains and engages the reader. Go back to doing that.
The characters are compelling, the plot movement is faster than most fantasy, and the story is absolutely fantastic. This series will be at the top of the charts in the near future. Read it!
Slow. Great characters and plot, but slow in plot movement and action. I find that many fans of the fantasy genre don't just tolerate this, but embrace it. If you love to lose yourself in a beautifully crafted world with interesting and engaging characters, this is for you. If you want a fast paced exciting story with interesting and engaging characters that keeps you on the edge of your seat, you're in the wrong place. I wont be reading the second book.
If only more books were available that brought such intelligence, philosophy, humor, drama, and pure entertainment together into an undeniably perfect package... This will be one of those books that you fall into depression after reading, because its over and you want to go back and experience it again for the first time. Yes, other reviewers talk about the thought provoking nature of the book and how it applies to their belief systems. Its irrelevant. Whats relevant is the fact that it is powerfully thought provoking regardless of who you are or what conditioning led you to your current set of beliefs. Read that shit, son.
This book was entertaining enough to distract me from the monotony of driving through ever present traffic to and from work. I would have liked to see the main character, a magician, actually use some magic though. The cover made him look like a bad-ass. I was expecting (hoping for) something reminiscent of Sandman Slim or the Demon Accords. Instead I got another interesting book with a main character who's basically a pussy who scrapes by through luck and impossible chance as opposed to his intellectual prowess and/or sheer power. I understand a weak lead makes for dramatic suspense because he's always in grave danger of imminent death or failure, but you can get drama from the relationships and unknown outcomes while allowing your character some legitimate power to make things more exciting. Anyway, good book. Obviously I'm just a little tired of the main character barely scraping by routine.
Read this one in print. I did and I loved it. After the narrator from the other Bill books, Christpher Fetherolf, breathed so much personality and character into Sally, I found it impossible to correlate this new narrator's voice and interpretation with the Sally I know and love. Just like the other spin off, Bigfoot Hunters, the narrator failed to do the book justice. Read it in print.
Narrator was so bad I stopped within a chapter or two. Picked up the book in print, and loved it. Not my normal kind of book, but the author is so good I had to give it a shot. Definitely glad I did.
This book is Ready Player One meets Sandman Slim. A bit goofy with healthy heaps of vulgarity and violence. Each book in this series has been even more fun than the last. If you don't like this series, you're a pretentious bore.
The only way you will laugh uncontrollably and love every second of this book is if you are a parent, or if you've ever had a parent.
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