- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2407 KB
- Print Length: 1327 pages
- Publisher: The Witcherley Book Company (6 Jun. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Z3PR0NC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,678 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First Ever Unhuman Bundle: (unhuman I, II and III) Addictive Humorous British Detective Cozy Mystery Fantasies Kindle Edition
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Set in the English Cotswolds, we start by meeting Andy Caplet, cub reporter on the local paper as he is assigned to follow Police Inspector Hobbes around. Andy is the ultimate klutz, constantly getting into trouble, or causing accidents. Hobbes is the ultimate detective. the only problem is, he's not quite human. We're not entirely sure what he is during the first two books, but I picture him as a shaved gorilla, with the manner of a late 19th century gentleman. Strong, fast, big and quite scary, he never less has a sense of what's right and wrong, and is the stalwart of the Sorenchester police force.
Sorenchester itself is a bit of a strange place. Over the course of the 3 books, we come across vampires, werewolves, werecats, trolls, mountain folk, elves and dwarfs, all living side by side. However most of what we know about these characters isn't quite correct, as Hobbes points out.
The recurring characters are wonderfully drawn, especially the house keeper, Mrs Goodfellow, and old woman, who teaches martial and marital arts, along with the ability to cook like no one else can.
There are wonderfully funny touches throughout the book. There were several times I found myself sitting giggling, not just at some of the descriptions, and action, but at some wonderfully funny one liners.
This is probably the best humorous fantasy book I've read in a long time. Highly recommended
Very poor writing indeed. It got a little better as it went on, but it's a constant recycling of the same memes, the same gags, the same awful puns. The main characters never seem to develop and neither do the jokes. It's like a heavily-diluted version of Ben Aaronovitch's 'Rivers of London' series. If you want urban supernatural mystery I suggest you read them instead.
Imagine if king Kong managed somehow to mate with Sherlock Holmes, had a child that became a very large police inspector., then Bertie Wooster narrated their adventures.
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