Bill is Back.My favourite telecommuting, under achieving, game programmer turned vampire is once again unleasing his unique can of wimp-ass on the vam..Show More »pire establishment. Bill's an anti-literary industry vampire. He's dumpy, he's bespectacled, he's a nerd but he doesn't sparkle. IMHO the strength of the series is the character's interaction. I just love the conversational banter between the characters.
You would have to read The Tome of Bill, Book 2, Bill the Vampire. It's another great story with a Khan. Bill gets to visit the far east and Sally's fun with Bill is just so wicked.
I really enjoyed this audio book and I have already started listening to book 3
I would listen to this book again. This is mainly because it seems to be a bridge book for future novels. The character's are being developed a bit mo..Show More »re which is good. The humor is fun, but you can't carry a series on the strength of that alone.
This is the 5th book in the Tome of Bill series. Getting right to the point, if you liked the previous books in this series you will like this one as ..Show More »well. If you did not like the previous books then why the heck have you continued this far into the series?
The story is interesting and the humor is good. There is a bit of character development but not too much which is good as this series is supposed to be light and I'd hate to lose the fun and humor as the series progresses. Some of the character actions don't make great sense, then again stupid actions are Bill's trademark.
Really I would have given this book 4 stars except that the conclusion of the story is sort of weak and it really is more of a setup for later stories than a true stand alone novel. I hate stories that are left hanging. It's one thing to have a meta-plot but quite another to leave the reader feeling like the story was not adequately resolved.
The narrarator is good. He does one of the best smart-alec voices I have heard. He doesn't have the greatest range but his ability to bring out the humor more than makes up for other shortcomings. The problem with this one is the audio quality wasn't as good as the previous books. You could definitely could hear different volume levels as they switched tracks which is annoying and makes you turn your mp3 player up and down a good bit
Other than that this is another fun and enjoyable book in the series. I am looking forward to the next one, but definitely hope for a better ending to the next book..
If you liked the previous books you will like this one too. In fact, I will say this book was much better than the previous one. This story advances t..Show More »he meta-plot without making it feel incomplete like the last novel did. There are still a lot of loose ends to be dealt with at the end of this one, but you don't feel like you are left hanging.
The characters haven't changed much, and unlike some of the complainers I prefer it that way. The characters have matured a bit but have not lost the charm that made them interesting in the first place. When a lot of people say grow they really mean dark, emo or angry. Bill is maturing but keeps the bright outlook that makes this series work. Change that element and the story won't work as far as I am concerned.
The book is much longer than previous ones and that's a good thing. Despite the change in length the story keeps the same fast pace of the smaller books in the series. This one is definitely worth a listen and I look forward to more books from the author.