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- Publisher: Westmarch Publishing; 1 edition (10 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H8P60NQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,757 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Tome of Bill Series: Books 1-4 (Bill The Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, Holier Than Thou) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The tone grows fractionally more serious as events accelerate throughout the first four books, as Bill develops from being a snarky programmer and reluctant vampire, to become a snarky vampire and reluctant legendary being. But the humour never lets up, no matter how dark the night becomes. A lot of the gags are neither big nor clever, but they are consistently funny. My personal favourite, oddly, was the moment when Bill starts scrawling his name on bottles of blood in his fridge. Flatsharing brings out the passive aggressive side even of supernatural killers, it seems.
If I had one gripe about the presentation of this box set, however, it would be the "stuff at the end". There's a bonus short story, which is fair enough and a classy touch, even if the story stepped down way too many gears following the climactic events of Holier Than Thou. But then there's a series of fictional interviews with characters. Probably it's me with an axe to grind, but that kind of stuff bores the tits off me. Things that make a perfectly acceptable cute gimmick in a blog post probably don't merit inclusion in your book. There's nothing in them that you won't have already gleaned from reading the previous four novels, and... yeah. Sorry, Rick, but I'd hold that stuff back for the mailing list and stick to leaving readers on a storming high after Book 4.
I kind of like my characters to develop,gain some insight,like we all do, hopefully.
I deleted the rest of the book.He got on my nerves too much.
They are also available with Whispersync, so you can get the audiobook versions for a little bit more. These are well read by Christopher John Fetherolf, who gives all the characters distinct, appropriate voices, and is engaging to listen to.
Sometimes you don't want fantasy epics, just a decent read with a few laughs in amongst the gutting and sucking. There's just enough snark in here to make it a fun read, and the giblets aren't excessively waived. It's a story of an overweight bespectacled computer programmer who gets to be in the wrong place and time, and ends up all bitey and sun-phobic. Add in a strong supporting cast (Sally his vampire sidekick is so dry with the putdowns) and it's a four piece that doesn't require too much brain power to read.
I'd load this up on my Kindle and take it on holiday (except I've read it and can't afford a holiday. Crap.)
It's a perfect mix of wit, fantasy, myth, silliness and geekdom.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I Love Bill. Now I've read a lot of books about vampires and I can honestly say that I have never read a book that has made me laugh so much that I found myself reading parts of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by JC
Only on book three but quite enjoying it so far.
On occasions it needs to pick up the pace, but the characters are strong & overall good value!
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