Cory grew up in a small town in central Massachusetts. He showed an interest in telling stories from a young age, and began pursuing that interest in high school through writing and movie making. He went on to earn a degree in Broadcasting and Telecommunications, and discovered a passion for writing through his Creative Writing class. He also writes young-adult fantasy stories called the Half-Breed Series. He currently resides in Central Massachusetts with his wife, Jennifer and son, Oliver. Follow him on Twitter @cjpikebooks.
on March 27, 2014 :
This book is laugh out loud funny, it's probably one of the funniest books I've read in a while. The main character is a kind of stupid teenager with super-powers who hunts vampires, werewolves, trolls, etc.
If you're expecting a serious work you're going to be disappointed, this isn't it, but for what it is, it's pretty good.
The humour style isn't real common in mainstream works, but it reminds me of webcomics. It's a sort of free-spirited, funny-cool combination that doesn't take itself very seriously.
It has some oddities in the language used in various parts. It felt like it could use the hand of a serious editor, on the other hand sometimes editors tend to flatten out the jokes a bit on comedic works in this sort of style, so it might be better to live with the occasional oddness. Plus either it got better, or I got used to it, because after the first story I pretty much didn't notice it any more.
Overall, I'd recommend it, since I thought it was hilarious despite the occasionally disjointed language, so I'm giving it a rating of "Good/Recommended" or four stars, and if the editing was a little better I'd upgrade that to "Strongly Recommended" or five stars.
* Interesting enemies.
* Some Editing Problems
Ideal Audience: Action/Horror fans who want a good laugh.
(review of free book)