Out of the Black
Though few realize anything is wrong, it's already too late: too late for the authorities to face this new threat, for science to discover a cure, for the world's warriors to gear up to fight. It is humanity's swan ...more
This book was a perfect example. I loved the story. It was exciting, a little funny, and it had every ingredient necessary to make a big old ass kicking plate of awesome-cak ...more
Action/Adventure...with just a hint of a Super-Hero comic. Brilliant manipulation of time in a twisting plot-line that left me wanting a sequel before I even finished it.
I loved this book and absorbed it in two days. Intelligent,sarcastic humor. It seemed like every other page at least 10 Kindle readers had high-lighted a laugh-out-loud passage. (If you read a digital reader like Kindle, you can enable the high-light function to see what other people found interesting.) I laughed ...more
I admit I was only half-listening to the Sword & Laser netcast when this book was recommended, and I didn't really hear much about the plot, just that this was a really good book by a new author. When it came up on my Amazon recommendations, I went ahead and bought it, again without knowing anything about the plot.
So I was a few pages into it when I thought, "Damn. I've bought a vampire book." But no! It isn't a vampire book. It is an urban fantasy novel, though. So if you don't like that k...more
I think it only took me about 20 pages before I saw that this was something special. I'm not completely sure what it is that makes it stand out so much, but I think it's just that it sort of combines everything I love and combines them in a perfect way.
I'm a sucker for sci-fi and f ...more
The best part of this novel is the witty banter... In fact I would run out and buy any TV show or video game written by this author. Then there's the fact this novel must have been written by a nerd. There are no qualms about references to LotR, Harry Potter, Blade Runner (but only the good directors cut, Hah!) MMO's, computer hacking, the list goes on and on. The 'zombies' in this book are drugged out hipsters... imagine a book where the good guys are hack ...more
I started it because the writing held promise. It was witty, seemed to present some new ideas. And ever so gradually the writing degenerated into constant battles from which escape was never possible, but always happened. And then there were long moments of healing, just in time for the next battle to start. Sounds like any o ...more
The type of story wasn't what I originally anticipated. I thought it was going to be some dark noir type story, but turned out to be a pretty funny fantasy urban ass kicking story.
The sense of style, witty banter, and imaginative concepts makes for a really good story. I saw some people complain about his writing and the lack of editing, but honestly I didn't see ...more
1) The language is terrible, the author is unable to create emotions trough writing, so he actually writes them out in detail instead, which makes for very tedious reading.
2) The plot.. well, there isn't one really. It looks like the writer thought "Hmm.. I need good, evil and a plot twist" and set out "writing".
3) The characters are highly unbelievable, who starts pompously reciting their innermost fee ...more
But somewhere along the way, I stopped caring about the "bad guys," which for me, were never fully realized or fleshed out. I mean it was total evil, but I just couldn't comprehend their motive and history. For me personally, a deeper back-story -- perhaps from the perspective of the antagonist itself -- would've helped. The "Harms" were horrifying . . . but seemed disconnected from the darkness emanating from the Loom.
With that said, however, the characters themselves are ...more