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PostSubject: Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry(book club 16) may include spoilers...   Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:02 pm

This book was not what I was expecting... not sure exactly what that was but definitely not what I thought I was getting myself into. That being said I actually enjoyed this book, maybe not something I would've just picked out while browsing but definitely glad I read it and will probably be looking more into this author.

Amanda Feral, first off great name even better personality. She took her death and being turned and decided to finally live. A workaholic while living turned entrepreneur/socialist, she finally found real friends and is trying to figure out just what happened to one of them. I can definitely give Amanda props for making the most of her new undead "life" and finally realizing that its worth living.

The supporting character Wendy, Gil, Ricardo and Liesl are amazing, the group just worked and reminded me of the "in-crowd" from school. The stories of how they all came to be and actually met was very cool and the banter between the group kept me entertained. I also loved all the different species brought into play in the book and the otherworldly clubs and magazine reviews that kicked off the chapters.

This book had a lot of twists and turns and kept surprising me. I'm not a timid person but I was a little thrown off with the talk of cannibalism, I mean who wants to hear what we actually taste/smell like to someone who might actually be eating us. The author did do an excellent job of making it believable, I'm somewhat wondering if he's a zombie/cannibal I guess we'll find out in NOLA!

My only complaint is not in the writing but in the format I chose for this book, I bought the e-book and found that with next book excerpts/footnotes it was a little discouraging. I wound up thinking it was 444 pages... so halfway through at 150 or so pages I'm wondering what the hell the rest of the story is going to be? I would definitely recommend this book in paperback format rather than e-book.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry(book club 16) may include spoilers...   Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:41 pm

This book was a totally different take on the supernatural world. I really enjoyed it. I bought it in paperback. This is the first book I've read that has footnotes like this one did. It was actually quite funny at times. Mark's writing is very descriptive, it had me cringe at some points and laughing at the next. I loved Amanda's personality and Wendy's too. wearing "mutsuki" and gorging on chocolate cake while sitting on buckets. Where does he come up with this stuff lol
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry(book club 16) may include spoilers...   Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:52 pm

I'm thinking I'll pick this book up in paperback and give it a re-read, I did enjoy it but I think it will be better in paperback!

I loved how Wendy and Amanda met! Definitely knew we were in for trouble when those two teamed up!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry(book club 16) may include spoilers...   Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:41 pm

I loooved these books. I love sick and twisted humor, so of course these were perfect for me, lol.

The books are a lot of fun in paperback. I haven't tried them as ebooks, so I can't imagine how all of the footnotes and stuff came out in that version. It's great with those little notes off to the side and stuff, like a little extra laugh thrown in. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry(book club 16) may include spoilers...   Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:15 pm

Yeah I'm definitely going to have to buy the paperback version. I think I lost a lot getting that on my nook.
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