I love how this book focuses on a homosexuals life and doesn't portray it negatively or stereotypically, mostly. It a love story that spans a lifetime and just so happens its with two guys which is brilliant. It wasn't anymore sexual than common books of similare standing with a hetero story.
This book is all together thought provoking, funny, sad, and happy. It tells the story of how two individuals who have had very difficult lives come together and find greater strength in each other. The ending some may say is predictable, I would disagree. It is instead a provocative ending that leaves you feeling completely happy yet numb to the world with the illusion of predictability ever present.
This book at first glance seems to be a vampire rip off novel taking key ideals found in charlaine harris's sookie stackhouse novel. It develops into more than that though, holding its own through the plot. Are there questioning elements of this book that seem to almost refere to sookie stachhouse? Yes. Are they a problem? Maybe, but it is still an enjoyable read/listen for the money spent.
While the writing was decent I enjoyed the narration most of all, Further the build up of the concept for the novel was nice, but only because of the concept itself as it could have been better executed.
Overall I love the idea but the build up around the concept for the book was long and tedious, further the ending was not nearly as enjoyable as I believed it should be. This was my first book by Koontz and given his reputation I expected better. I still enjoyed the book but think it could have used some more pages to transition and explain in subtler ways how the world it contains works.
I loved the rich characters that are created in this book and the way the framework/conceptual design of the magic.
Not better but equal it was amazing to hear Neil Gamin Read it himself
This was a brilliant book that was creatively constructed and not only that was cleverly constructed. It was set at just the right pace and always introduced things when it was verring towards the slow side. Its subtle framework of the unknown as well as its blatant framework of the previously mentioned creates the a world of mystery that kept me engaged till the end.
It was about a gay character! People dont write and certainly dont get published as often when the main character of a story is gay and this book wins out because of that. I also enjoyed the idea of superheroes and how the world was shaped as a comic book which melded the fantastical and sometimes absurd ideas into a reality that was fairly believable.
Decent, Placid, Gay.
I liked how he read the book but in other contexts I would be severely dissapointed in his performance.
Probably not, it started out good but as it continued went no where. If I was to recommend it it would be for some old church lady looking for and uplifting story, of course she wouldn't read it because its about magic.
I enjoyed the magic of the world and the rules created for the magic. The characters were not so memorable and lack very much true depth. Moments such as how the grandmother was an amazing artist felt cliche in the context of the book itself.
Really the narrator was one of the best parts of this book as I enjoyed her voice and how she didn't need to greatly alter it to create characters.
I would definitely listen to this book again, its a clever coming of age story that is relatable to me as well as to many others I should assume. It is constructed nicely and the author can actually write. The subtle shifting of nuance within the book portray the fragility of this world which is not so uncommon from our own.
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