Immortal

Immortal

by Gene Doucette

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Immortal by Gene Doucette

From the bestselling author of The Spaceship Next Door:

"I don't know how old I am.My earliest memory is something along the lines of fire good, ice bad, so I think I predate written history, but I don't know by how much. I like to brag that I've been there from the beginning, and while this may very well be true, I generally just say it to pick up girls." --Adam the Immortal

Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers--someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide.Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink.

Immortal is a first person confessional penned by a man who is immortal, but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, IMMORTAL introduces us to a world with vampires, demons and other "magical" creatures, yet a world without actual magic.

At the center of the book is Adam.

"I have been in quite a few tight situations in my long life. One of the first things I learned was if there is going to be a mob panic, don't be standing between the mob and wherever it is they all want to go. The second thing I learned was, don't try to run through fire." --Adam the Immortal

Adam is a sixty thousand year old man. (Approximately.) He doesn't age or get sick, but is otherwise entirely capable of being killed.His survival has hinged on an innate ability to adapt, his wits, and a fairly large dollop of luck.He makes for an excellent guide through history . . . when he's sober.

Immortal is a contemporary fantasy for non-fantasy readers and fantasy enthusiasts alike.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156980840
Publisher: Gene Doucette
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: The Immortal Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 47,838
File size: 683 KB

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Immortal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
mollymortensen More than 1 year ago
Amusing book, but not for everyone. Warning: This is an adult book for violence, sex, and adult humor. I am a sucker for funny books, so I when I read the summary I was sold. I mean, a funny immortal guy? I’m there. There’s also more to the world than just one immortal guy, there’s vampires, iffrits, demons and all sorts of other things, which was cool. I’m still not sure if I like the main character or not. He’s definitely an antihero; killing when necessary, and not always saving people, though he does feel bad about it later. He’s also a drunk. (He was drunk for like 90% of this book.) The good: I liked that for once there was an immortal who liked being immortal, even if he is a bit cynical about everything. He doesn’t want to die, and he’s a unique immortal, because he’s pretty sure that things that would kill a normal person would kill him too, he just doesn’t age or get sick. There’s an info dump at the beginning telling about his life, but I didn’t mind it at all, because it was well done and witty. I loved his ability to blend into with whatever culture he’s around, his skin tone and hair changing. I wish this had been used more, it was a unique little twist. He makes many observations about humans that really added to the story and made me believe the whole immortal thing. Like he comments that there are only so many faces out there, so it’s weird running into someone you used to know. I actually liked the flash backs better than the main story. I understand the need for flashbacks with an immortal character living a long life, but the flash forwards (thankfully done in italics) complicated things a bit too much. Once it stays in one time the pace really picked up and it was a more enjoyable read. The Bad: I didn’t like the Iffrit Jerry, I thought he was crude. Fortunately he isn’t in the book much. Towards the middle of the book it gets into the whole sex thing. Adam’s done some horrible things in his life, (He always defends himself in parentheses saying it was what everyone at the time did.) but some of those things are pretty unforgiveable. For instance when talking about his early life (cave man type days) he said: “We won the fight and rewarded ourselves by raping several of their women. It’s what one did. Don’t ask me to feel bad about it if you weren’t there.” This wasn’t funny and was completely unnecessary. Verdict: Immortal is hard book to rate, because I liked most of it and it’s certainly an amusing book, with some interesting details, but there were aspects that I really didn’t like. Point of View: First (Adam) Predictability: 4 out of 5 (Where 1 is George RR Martin (If the characters make a plan or think about the future I know it isn’t going to go that way.) And 5 is Cinder (where I guessed what was going to happen long before it did, but it was still a great book.) Comedy Scale: 2 amusing, but I didn’t laugh aloud. My Rating: 5/10 Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the free book now going to have to buy the rest . Yeah that good , lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storytelling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed, lookng forward to more adventures from these charactors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing style poor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story will get the next book as well
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, different.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. An immortal man, not a bit of magic attached to him, trying to just live beneath the radar and drink as much as possible. Now by no magic that doesn't include the other beings, not human, who also live side by each in this world and after a bit (lot) of time he runs into may of them. I really enjoyed this book.
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