First I have to say that I liked the story. There was so much potential with the (view sI got this book to review from the Read It & Reap project.
First I have to say that I liked the story. There was so much potential with the (view spoiler)[pseudo-zombification and the hommage to Cthulhu with the bad guys (hide spoiler)].
The bad thing though was that the writing style seriously blocked my enjoyment to the story. There was too much unneeded detail in some scenes, like for example (view spoiler)[most of the first three chapters were only a description of how the main character got out of bed, made breakfast, drove his car to the repair shop and then went to the bank. Or the part where the monsters tell him about his 'destiny', torture him a bit and during that make this huge monotonous monologue. (hide spoiler)]...more
I admit that as I am writing this review, I have not finish reading the story. I alsoI got this book to review through the Read It & Reap project.
I admit that as I am writing this review, I have not finish reading the story. I also admit, that it will take me a really long time to actually do this. With a bit of luck the time from first page to last won't go to Tolkien-esque proportions. (As I mentioned in another review: Over ten years and I'm still at chapter six of the Fellowship of the Ring.)
That said, what I've managed to read was quite fascinating.
Yes, the story evolves a bit slow, but it's the kind of slow that makes one watch three hundred episodes of anime just to find out what happened to a paticular character from the first episode. I actually want to find out what happens next. It is just that I can only read maybe a page of the book every couple of weeks.
I like the magic, the technology, the whole mythology of the story.
This is a book to set on your bedside table and read a bit when other books don't find your fancy....more