29. tra 2012.

Immortal by Gene Doucette

Book summary:

   Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers—someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide.Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink.
   Immortal is a first person confessional penned by a man who is immortal, but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, IMMORTAL introduces us to a world with vampires, demons and other “magical” creatures, yet a world without actual magic.
   Adam is a sixty thousand year old man. (Approximately.) He doesn’t age or get sick, but is otherwise entirely capable of being killed.His survival has hinged on an innate ability to adapt, his wits, and a fairly large dollop of luck. He makes for an excellent guide through history . . . when he’s sober.
Immortal is a contemporary fantasy for non-fantasy readers and fantasy enthusiasts alike.

      Did you ever wonder what would you do if you knew you'd never die? That you are going to live forever? I know I did. Actually, I was obsessed with that concept when I was much younger. I was terrified of death (and fascinated by it at the same time) - I was a weird kid, I know. That's when I started to get interested in paranormal, mythical creatures as vampires, other religions and their believes regarding life, death and immortality. I read Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat when I was 13 by pure luck - I found it in library while I was doing research for one of my school assigments. It's not the easiest book for thirteen year old girl with issues, trust me. Immortal by Gene Doucette is one of those books. It'll left you wondering and thinking, but with aftertaste of bitterness. Adam is one of the most interesting characters I've ever met. He's cynical, brutally honest about himself and everyone around him and even cold and calculated bastard when it's necessary. If you like fantasy, but you're not big fan of popular paranormal, adult and young adult, romance novels, I think you will enjoy reading Immortal.

   Second book, Hellenic Immortal, is coming out on May 3rd and blog tour starts today. Don't miss when it stops here on Ja čitam, a ti? on May 5th. We're  bringing you exlusive interview with Adam who sobered up enough to answer on some of our questions. If you want see what the blogosphere thinks about new Doucette's book, follow TWCS on Twittter for updates  - @twcs_pubhouse.

Until next time,
***NOTE! Copy of the book is kindly provided by the publisher, TWCS, via NetGalley. I'm not paid for writing review - I do this for free as lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal.

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