Christopher Buehlman The Lesser Dead

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Original, bloody, scary!

— misspider

Stöbern in Fantasy

Erschüttert

Ich liebe diese Reihe einfach! Die verschiedenen Perspektiven sind allerdings nach wie vor nicht so meins

Lucretia666

Die Hexe von Maine

Einmal angefangen könnte ich das Buch nicht mehr aus den Händen legen! Tolles Buch mit viel Spannung!

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Auch als Erwachsene immernoch mein Liebligsteil

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Das Lied der Krähen

Ähnlich wie die Grischa-Reihe, für mich größtenteils eher durchschnittlich. - 3/5 Sternen

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Was für ein Wahnsinn! Sooo genial. Ich liebe dieses Buch

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Das Vermächtnis der Engelssteine

Eine geniale Fortsetzung mit unglaublich tollen Charakteren! Kann es kaum erwarten weiter zu lesen!!!

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  • Original, bloody, scary!

    The Lesser Dead

    misspider

    10. June 2015 um 08:31

    I love, Love, LOVE this book! Honestly, I had already lost hope and deeply mourned the vampire genre for being ruthlessly sucked dry of its last drop of originality. But just at this moment of deepest despair 'The Lesser Dead' seems to appear out of nowhere, bopping me in the head and yelling "Hey dumbass, here I am - still undead and kicking!". The cover alone convinced me that I not only wanted to read this book, but that I absolutely needed to read it at once! Ok, that was not entirely possible, as I had to 1. order the book, 2. wait for delivery and 3. finish my previous book (I keep a very polite policy about that). An electronic copy (though I have to admit that would have been faster) was out of the question - just take a look at the cover and tell me you can hide such a beauty in the digital abyss of your e-reader! Imho, it requires to be displayed and admired in an appropriate way. Also, I was so damn sure I'd love this one that I wanted to show it off on a bookshelf. Yeah I know: silly me, but sometimes you just have to follow your gut feeling and sometimes you're even lucky. At first glance, the summary and its tone reminded me of books like Bottomfeeder or Already Dead, but while I still feel they are somehow similar at the same time they are completely different. Hard to explain and probably a very personal experience. Nevertheless, when I started reading the book it was like a revelation. I was sucked right in and devoured each sentence, each word, each letter like I had been starving for some time (and in a weird sense it was also true). While I did not immediately sympathize with the main character, Joey, he was gently growing on me despite of his arrogant attitude. On the other hand Cvetko, his undead and, as opposed to Joey, totally unimpressive friend, was very likeable - or so I thought. The story is told from Joey's POV, which was a bit arduous at times, considering his penchant for the latest fashion and detailed description thereof. I enjoyed these passages as a light mocking of the long-winded descriptions I dreaded reading the Vampire Chronicles. Funny what associations the mind can create. The plot itself was very original and mostly unpredictable, with several nasty twists that really got me by surprise. While the ending was on the verge of overdoing it, it managed to get it's act together at the last minute. The gore level reached a satisfying range with several interesting new scenarios. Not to mention the children - horror stories with children have an additional scary factor by default. The combination of childish innocence and incomparable cruelty always gives me the creeps. So, if you like reading [vampire|horror|*] stories and are not squeamish about some blood splatters, this may just be the book you are looking for. Needless to say: highest recommendation!

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  • Bloody brilliant

    The Lesser Dead

    misspider

    27. May 2015 um 07:44

    I love, Love, LOVE this book! Honestly, I had already lost hope and deeply mourned the vampire genre for being ruthlessly sucked dry of its last drop of originality. But just at this moment of deepest despair 'The Lesser Dead' seems to appear out of nowhere, bopping me in the head and yelling "Hey dumbass, here I am - still undead and kicking!". The cover alone convinced me that I not only wanted to read this book, but that I absolutely needed to read it at once! Ok, that was not entirely possible, as I had to 1. order the book, 2. wait for delivery and 3. finish my previous book (I keep a very polite policy about that). An electronic copy (though I have to admit that would have been faster) was out of the question - just take a look at the cover and tell me you can hide such a beauty in the digital abyss of your e-reader! Imho, it requires to be displayed and admired in an appropriate way. Also, I was so damn sure I'd love this one that I wanted to show it off on a bookshelf. Yeah I know: silly me, but sometimes you just have to follow your gut feeling and sometimes you're even lucky. At first glance, the summary and its tone reminded me of books like Bottomfeeder or Already Dead, but while I still feel they are somehow similar at the same time they are completely different. Hard to explain and probably a very personal experience. Nevertheless, when I started reading the book it was like a revelation. I was sucked right in and devoured each sentence, each word, each letter like I had been starving for some time (and in a weird sense it was also true). While I did not immediately sympathize with the main character, Joey, he was gently growing on me despite of his arrogant attitude. On the other hand Cvetko, his undead and, as opposed to Joey, totally unimpressive friend, was very likeable - or so I thought. The story is told from Joey's POV, which was a bit arduous at times, considering his penchant for the latest fashion and detailed description thereof. I enjoyed these passages as a light mocking of the long-winded descriptions I dreaded reading the Vampire Chronicles. Funny what associations the mind can create. The plot itself was very original and mostly unpredictable, with several nasty twists that really got me by surprise. While the ending was on the verge of overdoing it, it managed to get it's act together at the last minute. The gore level reached a satisfying range with several interesting new scenarios. Not to mention the children - horror stories with children have an additional scary factor by default. The combination of childish innocence and incomparable cruelty always gives me the creeps. So, if you like reading [vampire|horror|*] stories and are not squeamish about some blood splatters, this may just be the book you are looking for. Needless to say: highest recommendation!

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