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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The Adventures of Tom Stranger: Interdimensional Insurance Agent by Larry Correia

"Never judge a book by its cover" is an old saying that just does not apply to this book.  The Adventures of Tom Stranger: Interdimensional by Larry Correia is exactly what you would expect from the look of the cover.  the cover has an old time comic book look and feel to the artwork and that is not where it stops.

As the title suggests, this book has an interdimensional  setting.  It makes for great potential of interesting locations.  In this case it was potential squandered due to mediocre descriptions.  Everything we're given is very generic and lacking in detail.  Some authors can do a great deal with very few words.  Larry Correia does not have that magic touch at this point in his career.

Ordinarily, I like to wax poetic about characters and character development.  For this book, that would be a colossal waste of time.  In this day of graphic novels, having a novel that captures that old time comic book feel but does not take a moment to try and make a connection between reader and character is a real tragedy.  The book has many of the same archetypes we hope to see in a story in these type settings.

This is an audio book that is free until June 21, 2016.  The performance on this book goes along with the theme of the book and is often way over the top.   Adam Baldwin is the voice talent.  He has done some much better work in both movies and TV but, like I said before it actually fits with what the author seems to be going for.

This is a book for a certain audience.  For those in that audience, I sincerely hope you enjoy this story.  This one just is not my cup of tea.  There is a decent bit of violence and some of the humor is mature so it's pretty much a rated PG13 in my estimation.

 

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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