now this will not be to everyone's taste, but this books cynical absurd world building is more reminiscent of hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy than Ter..Show More »ry Pratchett work. and all the characters are reasonably likeable and interesting. I found the story gripping and the humor goddammit delightful.
now this book isn't flawless it has 2 major problems. firstly the beginning is super unfocused and confusing bit that clears up quickly
second I'm pretty sure some wordplay and satirical elements where lost in translation
despite all that this book worked it's way among my favorites for being silly, absurd and serious in a magnificent balance
It follows much of the same beats as the first book with an exciting ending. Tons of pop culture ref..Show More »erences, hilarious characters and thrilling action scenes. It does slow down a bit in the middle but doesn't last long.
It's a mixed back. The ending is perhaps the best part with the preceding chapters ranging from st..Show More »rong hit to just missed it. This however is a series you can't space out to or get distracted by something else. My review my have differed if I hadn't done either of those things.
There's a few chapters that present themselves as journal entries hardening back to Stoker, a few long chapters dealing with the war but they fall a bit flat.
Ramon tikaram once again gives a great read making those chapters better than they would have been had you been reading it.