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By John Williams on 11-21-08
Not Harry Dresden but good enough
I bought this book because Amazon.com suggested that people who bought/liked the Dresden files would like/buy this book.
I have to say, I did like the book, but not to the same level as I like our semi dark wizard detective. But then again, this is first book in the series while the Dresden I know and love has been well developed over many titles.
Further, I liked this book enough to shell out another $25 to give the second in the series a try. So, as Amazon said, if you like the Dresden files, give it a shot. You might find our spunky vampire detective with a little humor thrown in will satisfy you reading needs.
PS. For anyone who is worried by the title that this book would be overtly sexual, or such. There is a minor sex theme and sex is spoken about by the characters as adults would speak about sex (if they are not British and therefore unable to say the word), but there is no truely graphical scenes nor could you classify this as pornographic at any point.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Jessica on 01-14-09
Couldn't finish it.
I really wanted to like this book. It's clumsily written, and the narrator overacts to a ridiculous degree, but at first I sort of enjoyed that -- like an old pulp horror magazine.
But as it went on, no suspense built. Even the action scenes were ho-hum, and the scenes the author probably meant to be amusingly raunchy were simply skeezy. The protagonist's only character trait is smugness; other than that, he's a perfect blank. The clumsy writing overwhelmed what little bland, meandering plot there was, and a bit more than halfway through I realized I'd been thinking about laundry while listening. And the laundry thoughts were more interesting. I gave up.
Two stars rather than one, simply because the premise is rather amusing, and it'll pass the time if you're bored.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful