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Posted April 6, 2009
Not really fantasy, not really horror, not really good...
What little bit of humor there is in this book is the only thing that kept me from putting it down countless times. Finally, 3/4 of the way through it I decided I had punished myself enough for buying it, skipped to the last few pages to make sure it hadn't suddenly improved at the end -it hadn't- and put it down for good. I do read fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mystery, pretty much any fiction other than romance and chick lit, but I had to draw the line here. I could see the appeal of the lead character, vampire Felix Gomez, under other circumstances -read that in books with plots, dialogue and tolerable characters- but this one is not his vehicle to greatness.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 10, 2009
A Peach of a Beach Read
Okay, a good guy vampire. Not the really cute vampire who is only waiting for the love of the right woman to uncover his good... a vampire hero.<BR/>The world he inhabits is delightfully interesting, and filled with wonderfull toys. The incidental characters read like a movie treatment, but that is not a rare thing today. There is really no need to flesh them out, the reader can certainly fill in the blanks.<BR/>The aliens have humor which is so important in off world beings, otherwise they get a tad pompous. <BR/>The plot, well, the book has one, it is linear and doesn't trip too much over its own feet. Nothing so complicated that it can't be put right in the next paragraph. Rather like going to commercial. <BR/>One gets the sense that there is definitely a series in the making, with more then a passing hope for a script in turn around.<BR/>This is a good one sitting read, since nothing in it is terribly memmorable, ... the perfect plane book, and you can leave it for the next guy without any qualms.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.