This is one of my favorite stories by Pratchett. Unfortunately, the reader (Nigel Planer) makes all his characters sound like they have head colds and sub par IQ's. In the future, I'll stick to Pratchett books read by Steven Briggs. Planer lowered the review by a full Star.
1930's Hard core detective story with space aliens and mutants. Oh, and the Dick is a robot. What more could you ask for?
This book was so much fun and refreshingly different, that I now own all A. Lee Martinez titles. Automatic Detective is still my favorite by Martinez. Mack Megaton could be the next Mickey Spillane. He deserves a sequel.
What a fun story. Great plot idea. Unexpected twists. The performance was terrific.
A guy gets drunk on earth and wakes up stranded in an outpost in space. A bit of a low life, but he has a low life plan to get home. A glimpse into his future shows things will come out all right. But then... the book ends.
What a fun book. I planned on adding this author to my repeat author list. But when, assuming I was half way through the book, it ended. Abruptly. Suddenly. Without warning. Did I mention it caught me off guard?
I won't spoil the book for you, but imagine this. You are reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. But... Goldilocks doesn't get past the porridge because she dies of food poisoning, with her face in the bowl. Oh, and the bears don't come back. They got the same food poisoning. That'll wipe the smile off your face.
It wasn't till I looked up the book to write this review that it became apparent that it was the first part of a multi-part story. It sure didn't end that way. If I buy the next book, I may find out that a paramedic came along and pumped Goldilocks and the three bears stomachs so the story could continue. Not sure if I have the courage to find out. Maybe if there isn't a third part.
The reasoning for the rating: This would have earned 4 or maybe 5 stars had the story been completed. But since it was half of the story, I could only give half of the stars. It got one back for being a great performance.
This is a great melding of Pratchetts irreverent humor and Gaimens darker side. The unlikely partnership of an angel and a demon trying to save the world from the evil of the spiritual bureaucracy. I like a story with good guys in white hats and bad guys in black. You got the white and the black but I'm not sure which is which.
This is a lot of fun and hard to put down.
James Herriot's stories are perfect for a cold night, a warm fire, and a hot cuppa. Chirstopher Timothy does is great. So many characters, each with a recognizable voice and personality. You hardly know it isn't a full cast performance.
I loved this book. But then, I'm a scientist, engineer,and geek. If you are thrilled by all things science, then this is a great book.
Rave reviews. Interesting concept. Looking for something different. Thought I'd found it, but then... For no apparent reason, the author decided that he had to give vent to his sexual phantasies. Twice, very explicit and detailed accounts of sexual relationships. I like sex as well as anybody but I couldn't figure what it had to do with the story. Well, if that's what you look for in a story, this is it. As for me, I prefer plot over literary titillation.
I bought this on sale. Had been looking at it thinking I wanted something light. It had an interesting premise. Things were fine until part two. Then it became teen porn. Descriptions of four sexual encounters with a super stud vampire in 45 minutes. I wish I could get that time back.
Fun story, and I enjoyed it except...
It isn't a complete story. This is reads more like part one of a story, not book one in a series. I would not suggest this book unless you are ready to buy the rest in the series. If you are, then, I'd give it one more star.
If you spend your free time at bars, and think that there is nothing greater than the wit and wisdom of a bunch of disfunctional drunks, then this is the book for you.
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