Let me start out saying I love this series and Sandman Slim. Every single book, till this one I would give 5 stars all the way. This book wasn't "bad". The take down of the old gods just seemed way to easy and the battle between our god against the old gods just seemed way to anti climactic. I expected more of a blowout and more magical demon fighting and whatnot. But still I think Richard Kadrey is a great author.
Yes, he is a great voice actor. I sometimes will give a book a chance simply because he does the voice work.
I thought it was an okay read. But I mean it was god fighting Old gods! I expected more fire and brimstone and lightning and magical weapons and spells. I mean its gods fighting each other here. Now the ending. The storyline that goes off into makes me very excited. I hope he does follow up on that.
Futuristic Genetically Modified.
It clearly is just a dystopia cookie cut out, BUT the action is so well written and the coniving and backstabbing and killing. Its just wild.
Darrow of course followed probably by Severo.
Well no. I have to warn readers here that the beginning first chapters are very slow and are just about a boy who loves a girl. Once that is over and Darrow agrees to be the hand of vengeance it just gets better and better from there.
If you don't like the start, stick with it. It gets better.
Yes. It was interesting. I did find the build up to the action a bit slow, but it didn't take away much from my enjoyment.
No. The beginning several chapters sort of bored me and I had to force myself to keep going, but I was rewarded with a really well written science fiction/horror story at the end.
Definitely pick it up if you like the idea of different dimensions and government cover ups.
This caught my attention because it switched up the paradigm of hero's with super powers. I have read the follow up books and I want more information about the cause of the powers.
Its a quirky book. I liked it, but I'd like further explanation of the storyline. Not killing off the dictator super powers, but where the powers came from and why? And why is almost everyone evil who has them?
First of all I have to say comparing from book one to book three it just seems like two different authors almost. Book one was so meandering and slightly boring, but by book three the action is high intensity and way more interesting. I enjoyed the small glimpses into the alien world and description of them. I wish we had learned more about both races, but I'm very satisfied with where the story went. I see they left a bit of a hope for a fourth book there at the end. I would buy it just to hear more of the story.
I wish I could go back to my original review on book one and put a notation in saying to stick with the story because it gets better.
The least interesting aspect is definitely the high school and parents storyline which is why book one was so....I don't want to say bad, but boring maybe. As soon as the author did away with that part of the storyline the book became more interesting.
I wanted to see where the story was going with the alien tech and alien conflict that downed the ships. That is basically the only reason I went on from book one. I can say happily that the author does a much better job in creating conflict and action in this book. It still wasn't a hardcore drama, but the sci fi does ramp up a notch along with the action.
Again, this series is probably not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but its an okay sci-fi story. This book graduated several levels above the previous book so I think I will go ahead and see the conlusion to the series - or the next book at least - since I don't know if that one will end in a cliff hanger or not.
Definitely, but I know it would not appeal to everyone.
I stumbled upon this series a while back and gave it a shot. I really cannot describe how much I love the entire series. Its dark and a little dirty, but there is a great story in there also with alot of wise cracks. Kadrey really made me feel like I knew the characters. He really does an awesome job of bringing you into the world he created in this book. Props to Macleod also for doing great narration even though the french accent for one of the characters really got on my nerves, I got used to it. This series is not deadly serious, but it shows you into a vision of the occult/hell/beasts/demons/angels with such in depth description. Sandman Slim is just a beast that loves to drink and isn't afraid of a bar fight now and then......or quite alot actually. Great,fun,dark, and emotional journey. I recommend reading the entire series or buying all the audio books.
Meh......it was okay to kill some time.
A description of the two types of alien races and their agendas would have been a good start, but I realize they are just holding that back for the series. The idea of the different characters taking religion to its extremes seemed oddly paired with the main storyline as well. But again, maybe the author will tie in the storyline more and it will make more sense in the following book/s.
I've heard his narration before and he is a favorite of mine especially in the Sandman Slim series.
Maybe. I'd have to read through the rest of the series first to say for sure. But the Roswell show didn't do so well so it wouldn't bode well for a series like this with another set of teenagers with alien powers or whatnot.
I'm not hooked, but my ocd will not let me not finish a series once I start unless it is truly just awful. I did like the writing and characters, but the gee shucks american as apple pie parents were off putting. Don't pickup this book if you want an action packed novel. It builds very slowly and doesn't last long. It has the potential to be a good if not great read though so I will go on to book two.
Narrator just did an amazing job, but I think it was also the writing was just great as well. I wasn't sure about it when I had previously heard high praises for the book, but they were well deserved. Its a zombie story told from the perspective of someone who clearly has lost some of his marbles, but is still sane. From the first chapter of the book the author pretty much throws it out there that the Mountain Man is an out and out full blown alcoholic. Who wouldn't be though if this was a real life situation. I know I'd need something to calm the nerves a bit. Or kill them off completely.
Gus because he is one bad mother#ucker. I like how the author did not make him leading man hot with a perfect jawline and six pack abs and muscles for days and perfectly quaffed hair.......he's just some dude who stayed alive.
I have not, but I will seek him out after listening to his performance in this series.
There isn't a TON of fight scenes with him running or mowing down the dead to escape the zombie apocalypse. You should keep that in mind if you are buying this looking for that sort of story. This is after everything has fallen and no one is searching for that one cure that will save the world! It is just a story of a guy that is living day to day just trying to get by and drinking profusely. Don't buy it if you are looking for exciting battle scenes and characters running for their life throughout the whole book. Its not that type of zombie story. It has plenty of zombies heads being bashed in, but its more of a 9 to 5 job in this story. Not the core. The core is Gus just trying to mentally keep it together while drinking to kill the bad dreams.
It felt a bit non climactic, but it fell in line enough with the overall mood of the book so it made sense.
When he described body odor and such.....it really left me feeling dirty so lol I guess he did a very good job. He played the part of a junkie really well lol. I mean he did a good job. I bought the emotion in his voice and there was plenty of it.
When he described himself being a failure and his parents being crushed by his drug addiction. It was pretty hard to listen to. Then there was the baby scene, not soul crushing but definitely disturbing.
This story is definitely not for everyone, but I liked the idea of a different sort of zombie and the crazy way to stave off becoming one. I felt like the author was really genuine about describing drug abuse and addiction. There was absolutely no glamorization of it.
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