Straight Outta Fangton
Exiled from the rich and powerful undead in New Detroit, he is forced to go back when someone dumps a newly-transform ...more
After years of careful media manipulation the ever patient and manipulative vamps are out of the closet! This sets the scene for CT Phipps hilarious da ...more
This was okay for me. I found parts of the book to be amusing but I had a hard time connecting to any of the characters. I felt like the book tried really hard to be funny but often fell flat. This was the first time that I have listened to Cary Hite's narration and I felt like he did a good job overall but I wonder if his delivery might have taken some of the humor out of the story.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the author. Full review to be posted soon.
Exiled from New Detroit, working at a combo convenience store/gas station was nasty enough, but finding a newly turned vampire corpse in the bathroom, well, that is about to rain a whole bunch of tr ...more
Not only is it a funny book, but it's a creepy vampire story, a kick-ass action novel, and an intriguing urban fantasy at the same time. There's a lot going on h ...more
Vampires actually slurp rather than suck...more
Did you know about it? If not, CT Phipps will surprise you more than once with well-guarded secrets of unlife.
Straight Outta Fangton’s protagonist - poor black vampire does his best to make ends meet. He works a minimum wage job with zero perspectives. One night, during his shift he discovers a newly transformed vampire in the bathroom of his gas station’s store.
What started as another boring night shift culminates in possible supernatural Armageddon.
In CT Phipps' Straight Outta Fangton (book one in the series of the same name,) a potentially catastrophic threat loomed against the Vampire Nation. But the reader doesn't learn any of that until much later. Instead, the author's initial focus was less on plot, and revolved more around the development of character.
The protagonist, Peter Stone, was working studiously one night at the Quick & ...more
Set in New Detroit, where vampires have built up a Vegas-like capital for tourism and glamorized their nightlife, Straight Outta Fangton delivers a daring p ...more
Protagonist Peter Stone is a vampire who works in a convenience store along with slacker friends David -- Stone’s blood-servant and wannabe vampire -- and drug-addled Steve, who just happens to be a werewolf. When they find a woman mysteriously dumped in the rest room, having just been ‘turned’ and becoming a vampire herself, it’s up to Stone to give ...more
Peter Stone, or just Stone as he likes to be called, is at a bit of a loss. Here he is, one of the mighty undead, who are finally out of the coffin after bailing out the US after a financial collapse, a Vampire and Iraq war vet, and he cant seem to catch a break. No fancy clothes, no riches, no sports cars or exotic models looking to be his thralls. Instead, he's working at a low paying convenience store, exiled from the vampire society, and his only thrall is David, who is no ones idea of a mod ...more
A good half of the thugs present pulled out pistols, crossbows, swords, and bats with silver spikes, and one guy grew what look to be Wolverine’s claws.
“Damn,” David said, surveying the main hall. “We’ve been
I enjoyed this book and am curious...Is a sequel coming soon?! It had funny moments but also many references to movies I had no clue about that kinda left me outta the loop. Even thought I didn't connect with a character I still enjoyed the book and would read the sequel!! I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys vampire stories!!
*I received an audio copy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*
This book just kind of missed the mark for me, but I think it was me, not the book. This was a fun take on vampires that allowed for both the decadent, sexy kind as well as a more down-to-earth, human kind. Our protag, Peter, was Black, a veteran, a little bitter about his current situation but with a good sense of humor, and definitely on the down-to-earth side of the vampire spectrum. I jus ...more
Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic
OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: Straight Outta Fangton while having a funny, catchy title also has a great story. Charles T. Phipps wrote this book because he wanted to do a slightly different spin on one the most overused supernatural creatures to be found in the speculative fiction genre. He wrote about how he believes that Vampires need to be brought back to their scary days.
The main story begins with Peter Stone, a poor vampire who works in a convenience store. He ...more
I know what you're thinking; another tale about Vampires. Which it is. But this one is about Peter Stone; a black Vampire working in a Quick & Shop. A young Vampire who commands little respect among his kind, Peter is about to enter into a war that even a Vampire might not return from to sto ...more
A comical story about Vampires and their survival within the vampire world.
From the last book I read from C.T Phipps- I was a teenage Weredeer, Straight Outta Fangton was weirder, but a highly intelligent read, but with a nice storyline. The sense of humor was amazing. From Peter's opening remarks to the end was enjoyable. 196 pages of humor, fantasy, and mater slave characters were entwined in the pages. As I read this book on the "darker subject matters" I wondered ...more
The book is fast paced with pop culture references. It has the reader intrigued from the first sentence. We meet Peter Stone a black vampire that feels he should be living the dream, big fancy house, fast cars and living the life of luxury. Whereas in reality he is poor and working in a gas station store, a rather dull uneventful life. However when a newly ...more
But Straight Outta Fangton has earned the right to be discussed on its own: just follow the story of Peter, a vampire who works in a convenience store and lives a not very glamorous life and then gets thrown into a world where his life (or death?) is always on the line. It’s an urban fantasy, with a splash of thriller, with a great ...more
Life sucks for hard-working vampire Peter Stone. It sucks even worse when he meets a mysterious stranger, and is tossed into the middle of a world of danger and hurt. NOT FUN. That's what you get for helping people, right?
Great story, loved the characters, and the narration was great too. A definite GEM.
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I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left thi ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character being a black guy whos a war vet coming back and getting turned into a vamp is a cool notion. Then him having to find his way in the world of new Detroit, which was a nicely fleshed out world in the book. I was a bit concerned with how the vamps could be portrayed in this book, but Phipps actually straddles the line between serious predator and comic smartass. I loved the main characters attitude, there were times w ...more
He's written Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Esoterrorism, I Was A Teenaged Weredeer, Lucifer's Star, Straight Outta Fa ...more