Saturday, April 9, 2011
Hard Day's Knight review
"It's almost cute how excited stupid people get when they figure something out. Like Christmas for morons."
Hard Day's Knight (Black Knight Chronicles) is the story of two vampires who have a detective agency. They are also best friends with a priest and try not to feed on people often. Jimmie and Greg take a simple job that ends up being much more complex then they ever imagined. They end up fighting demons, clashing with the local police, dealing with witches, and consorting with fallen angels. Their often outrageous banter had me laughing out loud several times while reading the book and sharing several quotes with my wife.
This book had me turning page after page and if I wouldn't have started it at 11pm I would have finished it in one sitting. There is a great mix of action, comedy, and in a few places you get a peek into the more emotional side of Jimmie. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun read and is tired of seeing vampires displayed the same way in everything. I have already picked up volume 2 and can't wait to get started.
I could not resist including at least one of the quotes that had me laughing so hard while reading this book. The book is full of great lines like that and pop culture references that were comedic gems.
Other works by John G Hartness: