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The Great Right Hope (The Sid Tillsley Chronicles #1)

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  8 reviews
"Even the best vampires need a good smack..."
In north-east England, a monster has arisen. A vampire beast is stalking the Yorkshire moors, mutilating and destroying everything in its path. The vampire elders realise that the Firmamentum has cast its shadow on the world once more-a phenomenon which happens every few millennia, where a human and a vampire are born ultimatel
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 24th 2009 by LL-Publications
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Won this through the Goodreads Giveaways.

Well, what can I say about Sid Tillsley? He is a lazy, benefit scrouging, homophobic, alcoholic who I know I should hate but for some strange bizarre reason I found him hysterical and strangely (and I mean strangely) charming, in his own unique Sid way. He is THE definition of an anti-hero, all he cares about is his drink, his pub, his mates and making sure his benefits keep coming. So while the vampire and human councils are in a panic about the monster
This sounded like it would be totally awesome, like Shaun of the Dead, so much so, that I actually bought this off Amazon when I didn't win a copy. Although Sid and his mates are great character studies, very funny with good insights into the area and people, the vampire part was so stilted and awful that I had to quit reading the book, and I am totally good with the combination of hard-boiled manly dudes and fantasy, being a big Harry Dresden fan. I give it two stars instead of one because the ...more
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads

This book was about Sid Tillsley, who could kill a vampire with one punch. Despite attempts by both vampires and humans alike to recruit Sid for their cause all Sid is interested in is getting drunk at his local pub.

I have to say when I first started reading this book I hated it, however, after the first few pages it became really good and I really enjoyed reading it: I could not put it down.
A Local Book for Local People?

As an American living in the area where the book is set I was looking forward to this book and it was funny. Sadly I am sure I probably missed some of the best jokes by not being born and raised here. Still I am looking forward to reading the next one I can't wait to see if vampires claim Child Benefit and how Sid will earn his next case of tabs.
Dec 20, 2010 Heather marked it as to-read
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I just won this book on Goodreads giveaways! this book looks quite humorous and i cant wait for it to arrive!
Michael Richardson
My favourite book ever. Laugh out loud funny
Chris Day
Cracking laugh-a-minute book
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Mark Jackman's New Sid Tillsley Book Now Available 1 5 Nov 26, 2010 08:47AM  
aka M.J. Jackman

The Sid Tillsley Chronicles were originally written under the pen name Mark Jackman, but in 2014 the Chronicles were revised and released under the pen name M.J. Jackman
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