Half the Blood of Brooklyn: Joe Pitt Series, Book 3 (Joe Pitt #3)
There's only so much room on the Island, only so much blood, and Manhattan's Vampyre Clans aren't interested in sharing. So when the Vyrus-infected dregs of New York's outer boroughs start creeping across the bridges, the Clans want to know why. Bad luck for PI Joe Pitt. Joe used to be a Rogue, work off his own dime, pick his own gigs, but tight times and a terminally ill...more
It's always nice to be clear when you are trying to get information.
The third in the Joe Pitt series was a little harder to get into, but that could have been my lingering dyspepsia after a pol ...more
Funny enough Joe Pitt is one of the best noir characters i have read, he is mean,nasty and ruthless. Huston doesnt make him heroic and lame, he is very human in how un-heroic he is. Much more interesting than Hank Thompson i read about in Huston noir series without supernatural element.
I thought the first book in the seri ...more
Joe's been cruising. Doing the security gig for Terry. Taking down the competition. Then, I dunno, Terry gets ambitious, sees war coming and wants alliances. Ya can't trust Terry. He'll use up anyone to further his aims. Don't let his laid-back hippie style fool ya.
Terry wants backup and he's not willing for a potential ally to cross over to the Coalition but the real story starts when he sends Joe and Lydia over to m ...more
This book completely changes the landscape so carefully established in the first 2 books of this series. Status Quo? What's that? I love it when authors aren't afraid to change and alter their settings. Too many find something that works and then milk it until it hasn't worked for far too long. Charlie Huston doesn't have that problem. This one changed all the rules.
Joe Pitt must go to Brooklyn to see about bringing some minor gr ...more
There were a few odd things out in this one. As usual Joe is having a really bad day, and is being forced to deal with stuff he doesnt give a crap about when he should be helping Evie...
(view spoiler)[. He is already really crabby about thinking if he should give her the Vyrus, and then he hears someone advise him to think about what you love before making any decisions....and suddenly the crazy factor is on....
I was bothered by the jewish clan, though Im not sure why ...more
Book 3 in Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt universe. Huston does a nice job filling in people who haven't read the previous two books on his world. Does it help to have read the first two books? Sure, but it also isn't entirely necessary.
Things get kicked up a notch in this volume. Joe Pitt finally starts to stray outside of Manhattan and hit up another NY borough, Brooklyn. There he meets Jewish vampires, coney island freak shows, and biblical breeding camps. Stereotypes ...more
This is pulp-styled detective noir with a dark edge that is too much fun to ...more
I continue to enjoy the story of Joe and his miss-adventures. I like the turn with Evie and am looking forward to reading more about ...more
There's only so much room on the Island, only so much blood, and Manhattan's Vampyre Clans aren't interested in sharing. So when the Vyrus-infected dregs of New York's outer boroughs start creeping across the bridges, the Clans want to know why. Bad luck for PI Joe Pitt. Joe used to be a Rogue, work off his own dime, pick his own gigs, but tight times and a terminally ill girlfriend pushed him to the renegade Society Clan. Now he has all the cash and blood he needs, but at a steep price. The pri...more
The circus freaks and the Jewish clans seemed like a really off-beat addition, and the book on a whole felt more like a temporary lull in the overarching story than anything, up until about the last twenty pages. All the events that happened at that point didn't really seem relevant to what was occurring in the first part o ...more
Just like regular society the vampires fitted into sub groups defined by race ,sexuality and religion...I found this an interesting take on things and something other vampire fiction I have read hasn't done..in fact a lot of books just seem to have two groups..vampires and humans.
In doing this the author still managed to avoid going ...more
Not fine literature by any means - but quick fun violent read - I know I'll be starting the next book soon.
On this third blood spree with Mr. Pitt we get a look at the wilds of unorganized Vyral Brooklyn, except, Joe finds a little too much o ...more
I know it might be cool to ignore speech marks, but actually punctuation isn't that bad an idea, it helps you know whose talking, if someone's talking, who's saying what...
I probably will return but I'll need to be in the right mood for the choppy lack of writing in order to be able to appreciate the ideas and story underneath.
But that is part of his "charm" if you can call it that! Brooklyn took the Vampyre into a whole new world! Being a native New Yorker I kinda knew wha ...more
And his girlfriend, Evie, who's had the AIDS virus since he's known her, has now entered the fully active stage of her disease. He supplies her with all the blood she needs for her transfusions, but he still hasn't told ER of his own Vyrus. Or his real job. She thinks he's a black market organ courier.
He may have the cure for AIDS in his own blood. But giving it to her j ...more
joe pitt, our vampire (sorry - vampYre) protagonist is just as he should be - double layered apartment, one layer for people to see and one layer to keep that pesky sunshine away. an ability to kill without remorse BUT with thought. just enough hint of noir to take ...more