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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 01, Djenifer rated it it was amazing. Funny as all get out. One thing I didn't like was that the mini stories, probably free reads were not included. And I feel like I'm missing something going from the first to the second book. There was no real development to the romance. By book two we are reading how comfortable Josh is with his vampire boyfriend. I would have liked to read more on how they got there.
But it was so funny, soon I fell into what was happening then and not focused on the history of their story. Aug 22, Johnathan rated it it was amazing. If you ever wanted to see what would happen if Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a full-speed collision with Clerks, then this is the book for you. The book is fun and light; I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I highly recommend it! Jun 03, Sha rated it really liked it. Josh is a night clerk at a convenience store. At night, a portal to another world opens near said store. Zombies, lizardpeople and various other monster types come in from the other side to buy stuff from the store. Josh rolls with all the madness, and acquires himself the requisite hot vampire boyfriend in the process. You know, the usual. Josh of the Damned is a funny, funny book.
There is a lot of handwavium, but the worldbuilding is fairly consistent and mostly serves as a backdrop to attack Josh is a night clerk at a convenience store.
There is a lot of handwavium, but the worldbuilding is fairly consistent and mostly serves as a backdrop to attacks by various monsters. It's very light and very fluffy and very fun. I am particularly fond of Mr. Kwan the terrible necromancer who decided he was better off as a convenience store manager. So much to love, from Bobo to rampaging giant mustaches I'm not even sure I have a favorite story. I will tell you that I'm never eating another convenience store burrito since that is all the zombies go into the QuikMart for and seem to eat besides living beings.
Review: Josh of the Damned series, by Andrea Speed (Rating: 5/5)
This would have easily been a four star read if it hadn't gotten so tedious at the end. Easy read, quite enjoyable, and laugh-out-loud funny. Bobo was my favorite from the very beginning.
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A full novel about Josh and his world would be welcome in mine. Dec 23, Andrea rated it it was amazing. Absolutely perfect for days when you want to read but have to do other things. Read a little, do other things and come back to it. I finally got my Xmas presents wrapped and got to enjoy some great writing at the same time.
Love this! Sep 10, El rated it it was amazing.
After reading a short story by Andrea Speed in the Charmed and Dangerous anthology , I completely fell in love with Josh and his crazy world. I got the first book in this series right away it's FREE!!! Andrea calls these books "goofy horror", and I completely agree with that genre description! Josh Caplan is your average late-night convenience store clerk, but the Quik-Ma After reading a short story by Andrea Speed in the Charmed and Dangerous anthology , I completely fell in love with Josh and his crazy world.
Too bad for Harvey he was being manipulated by Sthenno and Euryale. Oh snap! Really, Bobo was probably the scariest thing. Josh then gets a fantastic gift from Medusa for his services as Guardian of the Quick-Mart. Much as Josh is our slacker hero, he seems to come up against some slacker villains in this installment. Harvey Mangoat is a Baphomet wannabe.
His great evil is believing in the wrong people and manipulating a ludicrously stupid man. All is well at the Quick-Mart. Almost, but not quite 3 stars Andrea Speed is one of the authors whose imagination and writing I truly appreciate. From The Little Death which made me read all of her other books to the Infested series, her stories made me laugh, cry and pretty much everything in between. Her sense of humor was always a big plus.
Which is why I've come to expect certain things from Ms Speed's stories — well developed characters, interesting plot, clear direction of the story, etc. Perhaps these expectations aren' Almost, but not quite 3 stars Andrea Speed is one of the authors whose imagination and writing I truly appreciate. Perhaps these expectations aren't completely fair to the authors, but I don't think I am alone in this. I'm telling you all of this because Josh of the Damned series made a lot of promises in the beginning and not all of them were delivered, at least not to the complete satisfaction of this reader.
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What the series does deliver in spades is supernatural romp. Destiny — were no different from the rest of the series. After receiving Medusa's magic bracelet and witnessing its power, Josh muses: He was like Wonder Woman, only with one bracelet and without the great rack. The stories didn't lack the humor or general silliness that became a trademark of the series. However, the characters, especially of our protagonist Josh, and his vampire boyfriend Colin are pretty much unchanged.
Josh is his old laid-back and sarcastic self, maybe a bit more daring now that he has Medusa's magical help. I think what disappointed me is that both men are always moved to action by outside forces. Some initiative on their part would have been welcomed and also an opportunity to see them from a different perspective.
As this seems to be the final installment I could be wrong , the opportunity was lost. I have to be fair though — Mr. Kwon and Doug received better treatment. It was amusing to get a private peak in Mr.
Kwon's life: his embarrassment over the fact that he's not a better necromancer and has to ask his family for help. Doug is a definition of unflappable stoner, though there is intelligence lurking under his slacker's surface and I wish he got more page time during the series. I was personally happy that Bobo made another appearance. After nine stories including one free , the romance between Josh and Colin is the weakest element of the series. I realize that romance wasn't the point here, but if something is in the story, it should make sense.
I still don't get what those two see in each other. Even the attraction between them is something we are told about, not something that comes off the pages. I wish we could have seen some of their weekend together. Additionally, and this is another thing I've complained about before, the series lacks cohesion, the big picture if you like. The ending if it is indeed the ending — Josh getting a reward from Medusa for a job well done even if it will enable Josh and Colin to spend more time together — was a bit flat.
I wanted the boys to go out with the bang. In the end, I think your enjoyment in the series will depend on your expectations and your mood.
If you want some light entertainment with hilarious pop references and outlandish characters and events, then this is the perfect series for you. On the other hand, if you want something more, I recommend the author's Infected series. At the very least, you should try it but this is, as always, only my opinion. Written for Reviews by Jessewave. Oct 03, Erica rated it liked it. It's certainly fun, but not funny. That is, I didn't have any laugh-out-loud moments. I liked it even when there were parts that bugged me.
All in all, the whole series is easy to read and just breezes by. Aug 12, Christy rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy-paranormal-science-fiction , m-m , on-my-kindle , bought-this-book. Josh was sure corporate Quik-Mart was going to fire him after he, Colin, and Bobo prevented them from getting a leg on into, well, hell. But nope, they didn't come gunning for him, at least not yet, but Medusa gave him a job. Of course, it wasn't like he had a choice in the matter, but now Josh is Medusa's eyes and ears topside when her other people are unavailable.
And who said Josh wouldn't amount to much? My name is Kevin.
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