- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey Books (1 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345495888
- ISBN-13: 978-0345495884
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.4 x 20.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,528,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Every Last Drop Paperback – 1 Aug 2008
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'One of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century' Stephen King 'Huston does an irresistible and fiendishly original take on the vampire myth' Publishers Weekly 'The terse, hard-boiled prose and characters contain shades of Raymond Chandler, Hunter S. Thompson, and Quentin Tarantino, but are wholly original' Washington Post 'Brutal, stylishly noir thriller [with] a contemporary edge' The Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The fourth dark and gripping Joe Pitt casebook - a compelling blend of crime noir and vampire fiction. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The entire novel feels like filler. In it Joe basically walks around Manhattan being accosted by characters from previous novels, being told they are going to kill him and then they don’t kill his. The turnover of incidents is just too fast. It is not helped by Huston’s continued none use of speech marks. Paragraphs start in a new location and it takes you several sentences to get your head around who is talking. Huston relies on you knowing the characteristics of the characters to understand who is who, but there are so many now it is also most impossible.
The lack of traditional speech marks always annoys me when it crops up in my reading. There is a “reason for them”, Sam said. “It allows you to know who is talking,” replied the sinister vampire bloke who could have been anyone. By not adding this basic function of the written language Huston has taken a rather bland book that is all road movie and no destination and also managed to make it a confusing read. There is hope for Book 5 to pick things up again and return the series to excellence as the entirety of Book 4 felt like a convoluted prologue for it. Foundations are laid for an epic finale, but no one wants to read a book about pouring the cement.
That said if you love the charactor Joe Pitt you will love this book as well.I know I do and I can't wait for the next in the series.
In creating his very own sub genre - post-pulp-come-hardboiled-nu-gothic, style. We have the right balance of chandler, stoker and Tarantino.Not to mention that the charaters have a realism and dark humour rarely found in this subject matter.In otherwords the charaters arent 2D. This case book seamlessly follows on from the last.
All be it a year has past since joe hit the road and went into hiding. Trouble has a way of finding joe and this chapter is no exeption. manhattan draws Pitt, like fresh blood , he soon finds himself caught in the cross fire of a coming war, and uncovering a secret which will bring chaos to the order of the clans. Stay tuned for the final chapter in this fangtastic series!