Okay, since I read it on my Kindle and it only cost me $3.99, I didn't let the ridonculous cover get to me. And I am sad that the last two Hap & LOkay, since I read it on my Kindle and it only cost me $3.99, I didn't let the ridonculous cover get to me. And I am sad that the last two Hap & Leonard adventures have only been novellas. With that being said, I loved this story. I think my love for this pair of good-intentioned (well, um...) justice dealers might have biased me slightly. Okay, a lot. But they are so much fun to hang out with that whether it's for several hundred pages or just 104, I can't say it wasn't a good time. I guffawed once with a mouthful of spit and had to dry off my phone (that I was reading on because my Kindle Fire died and I wasn't going to wait patiently while it charged) and it's still drying with the battery removed. I think that's pretty high marks. ;)...more
This was entertaining. I enjoyed it. Kept the action at a steady pace, but the editing errors bugged me and some of the writing sounded a little too tThis was entertaining. I enjoyed it. Kept the action at a steady pace, but the editing errors bugged me and some of the writing sounded a little too trite....more
My first John Green experience and DEFINITELY not my last. Really enjoyed this novella and liked Green's style. Especially liked that it was a free doMy first John Green experience and DEFINITELY not my last. Really enjoyed this novella and liked Green's style. Especially liked that it was a free download too, which was why I decided to squeeze it into my lazy Sunday. A lot of people complain about the errors and typos in this, but its a free read and my eye was able to just fix what needed fixing, spelling and grammar-wise. Plus, I've read MANY a book that I paid full price for that are FULL of errors...Stephenie Meyer, anyone? That was for YOU, Kathryn. LOL
Within a mere 72 pages, the characters were well-formed, the backstory was fully realized and there was plenty of dialogue, action and personal insight to keep me enthralled. If this book had been longer it would have probably only improved but was well told for the length it was. I enjoy zombie tales and appreciated the environmental cause, thought it was fitting to our time and maybe even a little believable. I think I'll pass on it the next time its offered to me. Haha.
Green displays a talent for creating realistic and interesting characters with moral dilemmas and presents everything in a way that is entertaining, relatable and thought-provoking. He doesn't dumb it down if the characters are younger, and doesn't display any rampant misogyny, which is often the case when the characters are young women, even with female authors...uh, hmmm...again, Kathryn. LOL :) He's kind of smart that way, and the only thing I personally found strange was the overemphasis on the wine drinking. Like if it was the end of the world and zombies were roaming around looking for you to be their next meal you would take the time to ENJOY the wine you should be chugging on the run. Maybe I'm more of a survivalist, or maybe Green is just a wine-lover and wanted to squeeze it in. At least I learned some things about wine for my next pairing, right?
If Green had worked unicorns into this, it would have been 5 star all the way. I'm girly sometimes, what can I say? As it stands, a solid 4.5 and immensely enjoyable. Going to go and find a Green novel for my summer reading pile. :)...more
**spoiler alert** I liked this book. I found Dexter to be darkly disturbing and believable in his descriptions of how he functions in society as a soc**spoiler alert** I liked this book. I found Dexter to be darkly disturbing and believable in his descriptions of how he functions in society as a sociopathic serial killer. I chuckled several times during the story as well, but I just wasn't crazy about it. I don't know if the humor was maybe too much, like Lindsay was trying to counterbalance Dexter's killer side with his "tortured childhood victim" side or what, but it seemed a little forced. And I got tired of hearing how he didn't feel emotions and wasn't a human, and didn't have human emotions. Okay, you're a sociopath. You're a serial killer. Repetitive explanations not necessary. I think about 50 pages could have been cut by chopping those repats and the sotry would have been improved. I think that I will probably like the show better than I did this novel and I realize that many series novels have to do some setting up in the beginning, so I am eager to begin the second book. I liked Deobrah, I even liked, dare I say, Dexter. I'm just wondering if I might not like him a whole look more if he really WAS acting like a sociopath, instead of the back and forth internal dialogue about "am I a monster or not?". A true sociopath wouldn't care. The whole aspect of him learning his trade from a police officer/foster dad angle was very interesting and I like that he kills the bad guys, but that once again lends him a humanistic sense of right and wrong, which sociopaths do not possess...??? And if he DOES kill the "bad" guys, why didn't he kill his brother?? Am I reading too much into this? Too many psychology courses? It's just a story, Michelle, just enjoy it, right? Okay, 3 stars with hopes for more in the remaining 3 books. I already have the next 2....more