Kill Baxter by Charlie Human download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Having a fantasy book set in a city I know relatively well is fantastic. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain.
That's pretty much a given, considering I gave it four stars. He just happens to be there despite the fact that Baxter and the gang had to fake their way in with made up identities.
It'd give the pacing a real sense of scale. Pacing is an extremely important element of any successful novel, no matter the genre. Prime example of this is Klipspringer in the Elgin forest. People seemed to know things without needing to be told, even though Baxter or somebody else had to risk their life to get the information.
One thing that really bugged me about this book is that characters always managed to be where they had to be just as they needed to be there. Baxter learns a ton of spells and becomes a near expert fighter in the same space of time. This is almost as a result of there being too much stuff going on in the book in general.
Normally I like books jam packed, but in this sense things ended up feeling rushed, and then we get to the next problem. Kyle being at the Cape Town Fashion Week was another point.
It was a problem with Apocalypse Now Now too, but it was more marked in this case, and extremely noticeable. Before any complaints, I have to say that I do love the premise. There's like two lines of explanation as to why that is, nothing is really explained, and then we move on.
Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. However, if your pacing goes too fast then you end up with underdeveloped characters, a lack of plot exposition, and shortcuts.
Characters take unrealistic actions in the context of the story, based on some plan we haven't been filled in on, or based on info they aren't supposed to have. Nate learns that the only way to save his city from these creatures is to murder his best friend. That being said, I found that while I enjoyed the book and it wasn't a struggle to read at all, it didn't quite live up to the first book, Apocalypse Now Now.
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