E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham


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  • Emergence Dave vs the Monsters
  • John Birmingham
  • English
  • 13 January 2020
  • 9781742614045

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FREE READ Emergence Dave vs the Monsters · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Birmingham  0 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham Dave Hooper has the hangover from hell a demonic ex wife and the claws of the tax office sinking into him So the last thing he needs is an explosion at the off shore oil rig where he worksBut this is no ordinary industrial accident and despite the new. DNF 19%I just can t force myself to read any of this book This has to be the most vulgar book that I have ever attempted to read I absolutely hate the main character and cannot think of any possible way that he can be redeemed He is a vile and disgusting man I don t want to spend another moment in his headI reuested this book because it was recommended for fans of Jim Butcher Let me warn you Dave is nothing like Harry Dresden ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group Del Ray via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review

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Emergence Dave vs the Monsters

FREE READ Emergence Dave vs the Monsters · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Birmingham  0 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham S reports Dave knows that terrorists aren't to blame for the disaster He knows because he has killed one of the things responsibleWhen he wakes up in a hospital bed guarded by Navy SEALs he realises he hasn't been on a bad acid trip It all really happ. Emergence Dave vs the Monsters by John BirminghamPublished 2015 Del ReyStars DNFReview also posted at Slapdash SundryI m just not going to be able to finish this book I ve read around 20% and I can t find a single thing redeemable or potentially redeemable about the main character and the gratuitous abuse of crude humor and curse words which isn t a problem for me in general is so beyond excessive that it s disgusting and borderline trying too hardIt s a shame really because the concept is an awesome one beefy guy rough around the edges rugged messy life forced into being a hero when a bunch of monsters spring up from under the sea Unfortunately for Dave Hooper I won t be there for his adventure nor for his path to becoming a real heroI think what really turned me off was the comment in the first chapter about the three things he tasted when he burped up the night before liuor snack food and lady parts But it was much graphic in description than that I gave it a few chapters but had to DNF Just wasn t for me with the MC as a racist a misogynist a homophobe a deadbeat a potty mouth a druggie a tax evader an adulterer and all around gross This author seems to be seeing how much he can get away with and it doesn t work with this reader Thanks to Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this galley Wish it had worked for me

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FREE READ Emergence Dave vs the Monsters · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Birmingham  0 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham Ened Yet his shock is cut short by a startling self discovery; his contact with the creature has transformed the overweight balding safety manager into something else entirely A goddamned superheroThen he learns the attack on the rig is only the first. Dave is a self centered racist sexist homophobic jerk who just spent his holiday bonus on top flight hookers instead of paying his wife the child support money that she needs to feed and clothe his two sons He s also the chief safety engineer on a deep drilling BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that somehow manages to open a portal to the Underworld freeing a troupe of demons to slaughter and eat Dave s co workers When Dave stumbles upon a Hunn chowing down on one of his friends Dave becomes so enraged that he somehow manages to kill the monster thereby acuiring magical powersThe creatures of the Underworld it turns out used to prey regularly on humans but many millenia ago they were forced underground or into another dimension it s not entirely clear by the Sky Lords Now perhaps because of deep sea drilling the boundaries between the Underworld and the human world are wearing thin The Underworld demons are formidable enemies who d love nothing than to disembowel us and eat us alive but on the other hand the Iron Age weapons that once served them so well are now a bit dated Even if their weapons aren t au courant the demons have brute strength and unuenchable ferocity on their side Can humanity keep them in check Not without DaveThat s OK Sometimes we need a superhero even when the superhero is also a super jerkWhat s worst about Dave is not that there s so much to despise about him but that the author seems to think a that the audience will see Dave as an average working class Joe and I should add perhaps this is how Aussies like Birmingham see the average American man b that the audience will identify a bit with Dave s unsavory views particularly those having to do with banging women even if they wouldn t dream of acting or talking like Dave and c that the audience will forgive Dave his jerkiness once he comes to his senses and starts acting less like a hedonistic monster and like a human being This does not happen in Book 1 but there are many hints it will happen by Book 3 At least that s the impression I get from the politically correct undercurrents that seem to run through Dave s mind even while he s trashing peopleThere are also problems with the way a working class African American portion of New Orleans is portrayed in the final chapters of the book People talk funny they do stupid things and the only prominent local character is a gang leaderSo Birmingham may have problems with racism sexism and homophobia but if you can forgive that he does succeed in other areas Though the plot evolves way too slowly in the first half of the book it does eventually pick up steam The world building is not terribly original but it is effective In particular Birmingham does a reasonable job of giving his demonic characters alien modes of thought without making those modes of thought opaue or silly There s nothing magical about his writing but he is perfectly capable of stringing together readable sentences and paragraphs a feat that many published authors today can t seem to manageWhat s the bottom line I feel dirty saying this but I m actually interested in what happens next I absolutely would not recommend this book to everyone and if you re a racist sexist homophobe the most polite thing I can recommend is that you go get your head examined So I guess I won t recommend it to anyone Caveat emptor Note I received an advance copy of Emergence via Netgalleycom in exchange for an honest review


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    DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham DNF 19%I just can't force myself to read any of this book This has to be the most vulgar book that I have ever

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    DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham John Birmingham  0 FREE READ 25This is one of those books that can actually be summarized by its titleIn retrospect I can see that it's not the book that was the problem but my expectations I assumed that a book with the title Dave vs the Monsters had to be at least a little tongue in cheek I was expecting something funny fluffy genre savvy and a bi

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    DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham For fans of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne Nope not even close Dave is nothing like Harry or Atticus nothing He is an disgusting asshole I'll pass thanks

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    E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham What do you get when you cross Jim Butcher with Kevin Hearne and add a dash of good ole Australian dark humour and loads of

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    E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham Wellhumm I've seen this compared to Harry Dresden I can see that however Dave is nothing like Harry But then I suppose that's not what the comparers meant I'd say the book may be a little like Harry Dresden meets Monster Hunter Internationalsort ofDave is a Jerk he's also an idiot and worse he is often the kind of idiot who doesn't realize he's an idiot until he's already done or said too much Maybe the first uarter to h

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    E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham Emergence Dave vs the Monsters by John BirminghamPublished 2015 Del ReyStars ☆☆☆☆☆ DNFReview also posted at Slapdash SundryI'm just not going to be able to finish this book I've read around 20% and I can't find a single thing redeemable or potentially redeemable about the main character and the gratuitous abuse of crude h

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    E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham John Birmingham  0 FREE READ DOWNLOAD Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham I see why this series is marketed towards people who love Kevin Hearne and Jim Butcher it's paranormal it's fast paced in some ways it's a guys book However I love Kevin Hearne and Jim Butcher because they write smart ass funny dialogue and their heros while flawed are also inherently lovable They are always trying to right the wrongs whether they caused them or not I find Dave to be sardonic and self hating and I can't really fau

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    READ Emergence Dave vs the Monsters John Birmingham  0 FREE READ E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham Sometimes you can just tell early on when this straight conservative author does not belong on your reading list Putting down Green Peace? Primal fear of an erect penis? Please

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    DOWNLOAD ŠPDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  John Birmingham John Birmingham  0 FREE READ READ Emergence Dave vs the Monsters Dave is a self centered racist sexist homophobic jerk who just spent his holiday bonus on top flight hookers instead of paying his wife the child support money that she needs to feed and clothe his two sons He's also the chief safety engineer on a deep drilling BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that somehow manages t

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    E–pub [Emergence Dave vs the Monsters] by John Birmingham Silly Overblown Ridiculous beyond even what Matthew Reilly would write But that's entirely the point Birmingham knows what he's doing and whyFull of Birmo's typical nods to politics journalism nerd culture and such Emergence is a chuckle filled weekend of nonsense You should read it

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