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5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome Read
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2012
Go on. Read it. Enjoy it. Hell, it's fast paced manly adventure with ass kicking. What's not to like. I purchased the other two Misadventures of Butch Quick stories after reading this one.
5.0 out of 5 starsBUTCH QUICK -- MORE FUN THAN FLETCH
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2012
SEX, DEATH & HONEY, by esteemed author Brian Knight is a true delight. I haven't had as much fun reading a thriller laced with comedy since I'd read Gregory Mcdonald's FLETCH books. Like Mcdonald's anti-hero, Irwin Fletcher, any novel that tries to successfully pull off the feat of combining the mystery and action of a good thriller with moments of comedy so finely tuned that you catch yourself, as a reader, laughing out loud, requires an exceptional protagonist. Knight's Butch Quick is just such a character and thankfully the author has already provided a number of additional stories so that once you've finished this great novel and are craving yet another "fix" of Butch and friends, you'll be able to tide yourself over until Knight's next Butch Quick novel. This is a character and a novel that cries out for a film treatment, and Knight succeeds very well in keeping the action and the story moving rapidly forward more like a good screenplay than a leisurely novel.
In closing, I double-dare you to read this novel and not become an instant fan of Butch Quick - and of Brian Knight!
When I read, I generally read for fun. It's not that I don't like to learn, but my job in IT requires that I learn new things all the time and when I'm ready to relax with a book, the last thing I want to do is use my brain. No problem here, Sex, Death & Honey requires no heaving thinking. It's like candy for the brain and calories be damned.
This is how the hero describes himself... "My name is Butch Quick, and I deal with Paradise Valley's less savory residents for a living. I work for my Uncle Higheagle and his various enterprises. Depending on his current needs I am a nightclub bouncer, a repo man, a bail bond recovery agent, and pretty much any other job too dangerous or dirty for anyone else to do."
In Sex, Death & Honey it's a simple repo job on a 1968 Mustang convertible. However, we find out soon enough why the series is called The Misadventures of Butch Quick.
The writing here is direct and refreshing, very down to Earth. There's also a parrot, sorry...a macaw, with a very colorful vocabulary, used effectively in a comic relief role.
"Nothing says I'm doing something illegal, please arrest me quite like a giant Indian running with a birdcage under his arm."
Once again, I found myself outside of the Horror genre with this book, but I do enjoy a good crime novel on occasion, especially John Sandford's Prey series and James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheau novels. Both excellent series. Sex, Death & Honey isn't quite at that level, but it sure was a lot of fun.
If you'd like to sample Brian's writing and take a look at the seedy side of Paradise Valley before purchasing Sex, Death & Honey you can now get Big Trouble In Little Boots in both Kindle and ePub formats for FREE by visting the Genius Book Publishing website.
Sex, Death & Honey will be available on August 17, 2012 in print and ebook formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple ITunes, Kobo and wherever books are sold.
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2012
Butch Quick is a man with a past who remains a loner. Working as a bounty hunter, repo man, parts runner and bouncer at various times for his uncle, Butch has gotten himself neck-deep into some major trouble while trying to repossess a car one night. Not only did he get the car, but a body in the trunk of a young prostitute. Cameron Finke, who the car belonged to, wants his car back and his crime hidden. Cameron is a gangster with many friends on the police force, who uses those friends to try to stop Butch from exposing him. With the help of the dead girl's friend Honey--who may also be in danger--Butch attempts to report the murder while keeping his own ass out of trouble. The first in a series, SEX, DEATH & HONEY is a fast and fun ride that takes place over the course of one night in Butch's life. Knight's character development is excellent, leaving some questions to be answered as his series moves along. Butch is likeable and sympathetic, and there are other characters that I hope to see again. More a suspense thriller than horror, Brian Knight keeps his writing tight and the story interesting. SEX, DEATH & HONEY is a very entertaining read with a not-so-predictable ending, and I like that. Colleen Wanglund