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Have you started the book?

Post by gali » 01 Dec 2016, 15:30

Have you started the book? How did you like the beginning? I started it this week and like it so far. The opening lines drew me in immediately. It started out a bit slow, but it certainly had me intrigued. I thought the way Eric finds out he is a vampire very original. Imagine waking up with a hangover and finding out you have fangs! I thought Eric dealt with it pretty well, consideringly.
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Post by hsimone » 01 Dec 2016, 15:40

Good question! I have started (and almost done). I liked the way it started and I also like the way Eric found out he was a vampire. Unfortunately, I will say that my interest level has been petering for a while now as I finish up the book. I won't spoil much for those who haven't gotten far, but I feel the amount that is going on, the book has lost some of its focus.
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Post by gali » 01 Dec 2016, 15:43

hsimone wrote:Good question! I have started (and almost done). I liked the way it started and I also like the way Eric found out he was a vampire. Unfortunately, I will say that my interest level has been petering for a while now as I finish up the book. I won't spoil much for those who haven't gotten far, but I feel the amount that is going on, the book has lost some of its focus.
You are fast! Too bad about your losing interest. So far I enjoy the book and I hope it will keep my interest the further I read.
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Post by hsimone » 01 Dec 2016, 15:48

gali wrote:
hsimone wrote:Good question! I have started (and almost done). I liked the way it started and I also like the way Eric found out he was a vampire. Unfortunately, I will say that my interest level has been petering for a while now as I finish up the book. I won't spoil much for those who haven't gotten far, but I feel the amount that is going on, the book has lost some of its focus.
You are fast! Too bad about your losing interest. So far I enjoy the book and I hope it will keep my interest the further I read.
:lol: I started a while ago. It is too bad, but I know there are definitely plenty of people that have enjoyed this read, so I may be one of the few. :oops:
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Post by littlefrog » 01 Dec 2016, 17:03

I am reading it and am about the half way point. Really like it and I have not lost interest yet. I like how the author builds the characters as they are introduced...and keeps some in mystery. I really can't wait to see where it goes next. Love the weaving of different cultures, religions, worlds, beliefs and ethics. I know I can't say it enough, I like a vampire with ethics.
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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 01 Dec 2016, 22:32

littlefrog wrote:I am reading it and am about the half way point. Really like it and I have not lost interest yet. I like how the author builds the characters as they are introduced...and keeps some in mystery. I really can't wait to see where it goes next. Love the weaving of different cultures, religions, worlds, beliefs and ethics. I know I can't say it enough, I like a vampire with ethics.
I have started the book and am about at the midpoint. I agree with you about the blending of different cultures, religions, and mythologies. Eric is cynical in some ways and his sense of humor comes out in the story. I appreciate a good chuckle now and again as I read. I love the line, "I would have to be an ethical blood-sicking fiend of darkness." I am also enjoying the descriptiveness of the magical spells and Eric's work as a wizard.

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Post by Amcdanel86 » 03 Dec 2016, 00:21

Jennifer Allsbrook wrote:
littlefrog wrote:I am reading it and am about the half way point. Really like it and I have not lost interest yet. I like how the author builds the characters as they are introduced...and keeps some in mystery. I really can't wait to see where it goes next. Love the weaving of different cultures, religions, worlds, beliefs and ethics. I know I can't say it enough, I like a vampire with ethics.
I have started the book and am about at the midpoint. I agree with you about the blending of different cultures, religions, and mythologies. Eric is cynical in some ways and his sense of humor comes out in the story. I appreciate a good chuckle now and again as I read. I love the line, "I would have to be an ethical blood-sicking fiend of darkness." I am also enjoying the descriptiveness of the magical spells and Eric's work as a wizard.
I agree I am enjoying the magic. A winter storm in June. How dare he tamper with the weather :lol:

-- 03 Dec 2016, 00:22 --

I have started read the book I am still in beginning of the book. Its a long book, but I am enjoying it very much. To bad work is the only time I get to read right now.

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Post by Gnome » 04 Dec 2016, 05:02

I am 3% in according to my app. Right now I'm having trouble sinking into the story and I can't place the reasons. I have it narrowed down to: point of view, the chosen vampire myth, Sasha, or my physical comfort level (chairs at work aren't comfy).

POV and chosen myth will probably smooth themselves out as I have the opportunity to read more and I'll figure out if I like them or not. Right now Sasha is very two dimensional and I'm struggling with her single minded loyalty. I'm doing my best to not read with modern gender expectations but she still seems extreme in terms of her submissiveness. I'm hoping to find time to read at home to adjust the physical comfort issue but I usually have the most time to read at work.

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Post by ramblinggnomes » 04 Dec 2016, 12:50

I just started this morning, I'm about four chapters in.
I like what I've read so far. I love the way he's putting the pieces together and I love his friend's very scientific approach. It is a refreshing take on the genre and I hope it keeps it up.
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Post by rovet » 04 Dec 2016, 14:57

hsimone wrote:Good question! I have started (and almost done). I liked the way it started and I also like the way Eric found out he was a vampire. Unfortunately, I will say that my interest level has been petering for a while now as I finish up the book. I won't spoil much for those who haven't gotten far, but I feel the amount that is going on, the book has lost some of its focus.
I agree. I am about 40% of the way through, and am losing interest. Just too much going on. Too many things that Eric has to stop and explain. 'losing focus' is a great way of saying it.
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Post by hsimone » 05 Dec 2016, 02:47

rovet wrote:
hsimone wrote:Good question! I have started (and almost done). I liked the way it started and I also like the way Eric found out he was a vampire. Unfortunately, I will say that my interest level has been petering for a while now as I finish up the book. I won't spoil much for those who haven't gotten far, but I feel the amount that is going on, the book has lost some of its focus.
I agree. I am about 40% of the way through, and am losing interest. Just too much going on. Too many things that Eric has to stop and explain. 'losing focus' is a great way of saying it.
Thank you for agreeing. Sometimes, when I read how much others really loved the book, I question 'am I the weird one?' It's nice to know that there are others who don't quite 'love' the read. I agree, there are too many things going on, and then Eric has to explain it all. If the book was more concise, then it could have been a really enjoyable one for me because I generally love fantasy (including vampire) reads. However, I ended up finishing it, and I can't say that enjoyed many aspects of the read.
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Post by Diving doc » 06 Dec 2016, 12:05

I cheated and downloaded the sample first, which I liked, but not enough to buy the book and actually read it all the way through.

The sample was surprisingly long, and could almost have been a book in its own right. I found the vast riches Sasha has stored to be infuriating. I realise a vampire story. Was never going to be 100% real life, but this takes its at enough away to lose my interest.
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Post by MerryLove » 06 Dec 2016, 20:09

I really enjoyed the beginning. Eric has a lighthearted personality and takes a new approach to "waking up a vampire". It was interesting to see how he coped with the situation and adapted.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 07 Dec 2016, 21:57

According to my kindle, I've read 60% of it. I was really enjoying it but it's been a bit slower at the midpoint. Going to keep plugging along and hopefully enter the discussions by early next week.
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Post by gali » 12 Dec 2016, 11:57

hsimone wrote:
rovet wrote:
hsimone wrote:Good question! I have started (and almost done). I liked the way it started and I also like the way Eric found out he was a vampire. Unfortunately, I will say that my interest level has been petering for a while now as I finish up the book. I won't spoil much for those who haven't gotten far, but I feel the amount that is going on, the book has lost some of its focus.
I agree. I am about 40% of the way through, and am losing interest. Just too much going on. Too many things that Eric has to stop and explain. 'losing focus' is a great way of saying it.
Thank you for agreeing. Sometimes, when I read how much others really loved the book, I question 'am I the weird one?' It's nice to know that there are others who don't quite 'love' the read. I agree, there are too many things going on, and then Eric has to explain it all. If the book was more concise, then it could have been a really enjoyable one for me because I generally love fantasy (including vampire) reads. However, I ended up finishing it, and I can't say that enjoyed many aspects of the read.
I agree with you now. I liked the beginning, but now I am starting to lose interest. I decided to quit the book, as I find it hard to become engaged in the tale.
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