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- Bovicide, Zombie Diaries, and the Legend of the Brothers Brown
on March 04, 2013
this book surprised me... I started it thinking it would be a farce, and only hoped it might have some interest.
there are indeed strong elements of farce, but to my surprise I became really involved in the story :)
it presents old staples... zombies, werewolves and vampires in a rather different light and i really found myself rooting for the hero!
after finishing the tale, the first thing I did was to look for the promised sequel, but so far haven't found it. Too bad! I'll keep checking on it, though, in hopes it soon will be available
- Adelaide Confused
on April 23, 2013
liked the book a lot! Do have some gripes though... one major gripe, one middlin gripe and one weasley little gripe.
First, though, I'd say this author really has a talent & I got very involved in the world as presented. Especially the idea that an empath would rather avoid people than be lovey-dovey & understanding.
Major gripe -- the story just stops! Right in the middle of everything it just STOPS! This is not nice. I've read many, many serials, trilogies, etc. and this is just not the same thing. I was left feeling kind of ripped off emotionally. Why not clearly label a work as a
cliff-hanger" if that's what it is?
Second, middlin' gripe: All of a sudden the heroine jumps into the back of the truck belonging to this crazy, dangerous, torturing bad-guy -- even though all the previous story was built on how scared (with good reason) she was of him. Duh? very psychologically unlikely!
Tiney little gripe... in one passage the heroine realizes something and this is portrayed as having "donned" on her. Mispelling is rampant on the internet & I do a lot myself when it just seems too much trouble to correct it... This, though looks like a major flaw in understanding. the term is "dawned" -- as in the morning sun rising to illuminate something that was previously dark & hard to see.
I am left wondering wth is don, and why is he interested in "donning" on people.
I really did like the story, but I don't think I will read another by this author. I very much disliked the way it simply quit... no closure, no nothing...
- Paranormal Investigations
on April 26, 2013
I need an "I Love Leo" button! I've read 3 of these books, and look forward eagerly to others in the future. Leo's world is very engaging and while I'm glad that Leo has to deal with it instead of me, I'd love to go on "visiting" it.