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Just When You Thought You Were Tired of Vampires…Along Comes Bill
on April 7, 2016
I really liked this book. The humor is juvenile and sexist, but Bill receives as good as he gives. There is fun (albeit, not so witty) banter between the characters that brought a smile to my face. Bill is a foul mouthed nerd, and not the most lovable guy on the planet, but as the tale grows--he grows on you and his character grows as a person. His friends are also foul mouthed, so if that offends you don't read it. I found it entertaining and amusing. I liked the premise that he's not your typical slick, sexy vamp irresistible to both men and women. Indeed, he finds most vampires to be "dicks."
I didn't find it misogynistic as some readers did, although his mouth frequently and to his detriment, seems to have no filter or off switch--he actually holds women in high regard--believing them to be intelligent, powerful and good leaders, as well as good villains. He sour grapes and whines a lot, which is fitting to his character. The series bears little resemblance to the Dresden Files, except the main character is thrust against his will into hostile magical circumstances, yet gets by with a little help from his friends.
As the series progresses, I found it to become more complex, original and funnier, even containing some good belly laughs. I'm glad I stumbled upon The Tome of Bill. I'm looking forward to starting Book 7, The Wicked Dead.