I liked the ideas in the book but not how they were expressed. This book had a lot of very interesting perspectives and twists. However, most of the dialogue sounded like two people making pointless small talk and attempting to see which one can say, "That is weird," the most. This is not a bad book, but it is not one I would recommend.
The dynamics. It is not a cookie cutter story in the slightest. Correia mingles more themes in this one book than most writers do in a lifetime of writing. Even better, he does this without them tripping over each other or detracting from one another.
The characters. They had depths like the Mines of Moria.
Jake because he had this drawl that made his character so believable. It tied together Jake Sullivan's best and worst aspects.
This was a superb book. It was perfectly dynamic; involving aliens, zombies, and magic all stemming from a simple premise that just makes sense. That itself is rare in most fantasy stories. More so is finding an antagonist you can relate to (which this book does superbly). There are a few things I could see people not liking about this book. For instance, the characters do spend some time talking about their guns. If for some reason you can not stand that sort of thing; To you I say, "Bummer." I thought it was great. Also, whenever I start a book, the narrators voice always seems off. It is just one of those things that happens whenever I switch between narrators. Although once I warmed up to Mr. Pinchot's style, I would not want it done any other way. He captures these characters perfectly. The people who did not like the performance mostly only listened to about an hour of the book and barely had enough time to get to know the characters. Sure Jake might sound like an oaf at first, but that is because that is the idea. His voice adds to the noir style of the book. Lastly, this is historical fiction. Take it as such.
Report Inappropriate Content