(EBOOK/EPUB) [Hard Boiled Vampire Killers]

  • Hardcover
  • 218
  • Hard Boiled Vampire Killers
  • Jim Gavin
  • English
  • 05 May 2019
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review Hard Boiled Vampire Killers Hard Boiled Vampire Killers review ☆ 3 free download × eBook or Kindle ePUB å Jim Gavin The darkness back an inch at a time by any means necessary You see they hunt vampires the parasitic undead that threaten the good people of the city Ty snipes them with a big game rifle Ed cuts 'em down with a sword backed up by kung fu power Maybe they really are losers They sure ain't registered voters college professors or members of the Chamber of Commerce But they are HARD BOILED VAMPIRE KILLER. Positives first I really like the introduction of a long and diverse Asian hunting tradition with its cultural distinctiveness to the vampire convention which has remained essentially European since old Abe Van Helsing taught the business to poor Lucy s three suitors Kung Fu meets Underworld meets Konstantine s urban fantasy noir atmosphere Blade successfully incorporated some martial arts in the war against the undead Crouching Tiger Hidden Vampire Slayer here turns that knob to 11 Fun times Coming of age Hero s uest for the young protagonist renewal of spirit and purpose for the elder Hooray for character arcs World building was overall successful Gavin seems to be channeling Jim Butcher as he pays homage to Atlanta Clear sense of this being just a small glimpse of a larger worldNegatives EDITING There s a tight well paced story in this book I just wish the editor had worked harder to find it Parts of the book meander killing the narrative flow Feels longer than it is and not in a good way Show don t tell is a fundamental axiom of creative writing for the simple reason that it s hard to do Too much was told to the reader especially in the characterization that would have been effective if it had been shown Ty s mannerisms The character of Ed is clearly defined and fleshed out his motivations are clear and his personality fits him It feels like Gavin understood Ed unlike Ty with whom Gavin seems uncomfortable Gavin seems uncertain about Ty s voice and mannerisms Some of Ty s dialogue casual racism smart ass uips and saltiness feels forced as does some of his internal monologue which is unfortunate for a character written in the 1st person Gavin may have been better off writing Ed in 1st person and Ty in 3rd personTL DR A decent read that falls well short of its potential but holds out the promise that subseuent installments will deliver on that potential Good plot pretty good characters interesting premise and world but it s hurt by technical flaws Recommended but temper your expectationsIf you liked this read Jim Butcher s Storm Front or Peter Clines Ex Heroes for examples of how to kick off an urban fantasy series Cowboy Under the Mistletoe Buchanons #1 rifle Ed cuts 'em down with a sword backed up by kung fu power Maybe they The Christmas Wedding uilt really are losers They sure ain't Crybaby Falls The Gates #2 registered voters college professors or members of the Chamber of Commerce But they are HARD BOILED VAMPIRE KILLER. Positives first I Criminal Intent really like the introduction of a long and diverse Asian hunting tradition with its cultural distinctiveness to the vampire convention which has The Sharpshooter's Secret Son remained essentially European since old Abe Van Helsing taught the business to poor Lucy s three suitors Kung Fu meets Underworld meets Konstantine s urban fantasy noir atmosphere Blade successfully incorporated some martial arts in the war against the undead Crouching Tiger Hidden Vampire Slayer here turns that knob to 11 Fun times Coming of age Hero s uest for the young protagonist Criminal Intent renewal of spirit and purpose for the elder Hooray for character arcs World building was overall successful Gavin seems to be channeling Jim Butcher as he pays homage to Atlanta Clear sense of this being just a small glimpse of a larger worldNegatives EDITING There s a tight well paced story in this book I just wish the editor had worked harder to find it Parts of the book meander killing the narrative flow Feels longer than it is and not in a good way Show don t tell is a fundamental axiom of creative writing for the simple The Daddy List reason that it s hard to do Too much was told to the The Cowboy Collection reader especially in the characterization that would have been effective if it had been shown Ty s mannerisms The character of Ed is clearly defined and fleshed out his motivations are clear and his personality fits him It feels like Gavin understood Ed unlike Ty with whom Gavin seems uncomfortable Gavin seems uncertain about Ty s voice and mannerisms Some of Ty s dialogue casual Shattered Lullaby 43 Light Street #18 racism smart ass uips and saltiness feels forced as does some of his internal monologue which is unfortunate for a character written in the 1st person Gavin may have been better off writing Ed in 1st person and Ty in 3rd personTL DR A decent A Dad At Last read that falls well short of its potential but holds out the promise that subseuent installments will deliver on that potential Good plot pretty good characters interesting premise and world but it s hurt by technical flaws Recommended but temper your expectationsIf you liked this The Consummate Cowboy read Jim Butcher s Storm Front or Peter Clines Ex Heroes for examples of how to kick off an urban fantasy series

review Hard Boiled Vampire Killers

Hard Boiled Vampire Killers

review Hard Boiled Vampire Killers Hard Boiled Vampire Killers review ☆ 3 free download × eBook or Kindle ePUB å Jim Gavin He lives with his parents and attends school part time He doesn't have a job doesn't talk to girls doesn't know how to network and doesn’t know what he wants to do when he finally grows up He does what his momma tells him and always tries to be a good son He spends all his free time either at the gym or on the Internet But while most people are asleep Ty and Ed roam the streets of Atlanta pushing. This was such a fun book to read Kung Fu vampire killer meets crazy American cowboy type Think Big Trouble in Little China think the backstory to how Jack Burton and Wang Chi could have possibly met Hard Boiled Vampire Killers is advertised as pulp but I m not sure that s an accurate description It s campy outrageous unbelievable and totally enjoyable You know that cheap bakery cake The one that tastes so good but you know it s not good for you Yeah that s this book We have Kung Fu masters calling out their moves as they fly across the room absurdly giant guns corny one liners and dangerous beautiful women I really hope of these books are on the way because I d buy every single one of them Revival Deluxe Collection Volume 1 roam the streets of Atlanta pushing. This was such a fun book to Child of His Heart read Kung Fu vampire killer meets crazy American cowboy type Think Big Trouble in Little China think the backstory to how Jack Burton and Wang Chi could have possibly met Hard Boiled Vampire Killers is advertised as pulp but I m not sure that s an accurate description It s campy outrageous unbelievable and totally enjoyable You know that cheap bakery cake The one that tastes so good but you know it s not good for you Yeah that s this book We have Kung Fu masters calling out their moves as they fly across the A Cowboy of Her Own room absurdly giant guns corny one liners and dangerous beautiful women I The Cowboy's Baby Bond really hope of these books are on the way because I d buy every single one of them

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review Hard Boiled Vampire Killers Hard Boiled Vampire Killers review ☆ 3 free download × eBook or Kindle ePUB å Jim Gavin FULLY LOADED AND HALF IN THE BAG FIGHTING EVIL ON TWO 99 CENT TACOS A DAY Most people would call Ty Trotter a loser He lives off his vampire girlfriend can't hold a job drinks and smokes the cheapest stuff on the shelves and is Chairman for Life of his own Pity Committee spending all his free time getting drunk watching late night TV and feeling sorry for himself Most people would call Ed Ma a nerd. Ty is a loser who lives off of his vampire girlfriend and doesn t have a job Ty is also a vampire killer hunting them at night in the city of Atlanta Edmund is also a bit of a loser He s twenty five and still lives with his parents When Edmund is not in school he is out hunting vampires Edmund it turns out comes from a long line of vampire hunters Edmund and Ty have both been visited by the same woman and she wants them to do something for her What is it that she wants and what will Ty and Edmund have to give up in returnNot your typical vampire story Hard Boiled Vampire Killers also has ghosts necromancy and ancient Chinese folklore It s not about the vampires as much as it is about Ty and Edmund and what drives them to hunt Ty is a veteran vamp killer and goes about his business with little fanfare dispatching his enemies as uickly and efficiently as possible Edmund uses kung fu and likes to show off He s also learning a lot from his father and his father s friends Ty is a mystery giving only tiny hints about the person he is and how he got that way The novel reads like crime noir with the same somber feel and uick action Jim Gavin s writing is gritty and smart and brings something new and different to the vampire sub genre Ty is just as rough and dirty as the job he does and the blood suckers don t stand a chance Edmund is a bit na ve but he s learning every day I think even readers who have become jaded with vamp lit will enjoy Gavin s bookI know I did RecommendedContains violence gore adult language and sexual situationsReviewed by Colleen Wanglund