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ISBN:
0615135218
Author:
Dax Herrera
Category:
Humor
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hammerica Publishing (November 28, 2006)
Pages:
280 pages
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Edgar N Vective book. Edgar Vective, a normal and normally apathetic auto-salvage mechanic, was living out his humdrum life in the rusted and dusted out town of Gloom and Doom, New Mexico.

Edgar N Vective book. Edgar Vective, a normal and normally apathetic auto-salvage mechanic, was. One day, near the very beginning of the book, Edgar accidentally electrocuted himself just a smidge over the edge of the grave.

Edgar Vective, a normal and normally apathetic auto-salvage mechanic, was living out his humdrum life in the rusted and dusted out town of Gloom and Doom, New Mexico

Edgar Vective, a normal and normally apathetic auto-salvage mechanic, was living out his humdrum life in the rusted and dusted out town of Gloom and Doom, New Mexico. He could see ghosts!

Edgar Vective: Paranormal Detective is perhaps one of the strangest books you will read Dax writes the book as if he's telling a story out loud - complete with asides and in-jokes that anyone born in the last sixty years will immediately pick up on and appreciate.

Edgar Vective: Paranormal Detective is perhaps one of the strangest books you will read. Dax writes the book as if he's telling a story out loud - complete with asides and in-jokes that anyone born in the last sixty years will immediately pick up on and appreciate.

Edgar Vective, a normal and normally apathetic auto-salvage mechanic, was living out his humdrum life in the rusted and dusted out town of Gloom and Doom, New Mexico. One day, near the very beginning of the book, Edgar accidentally electrocuted himself just a smidge over the edge of the grave

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2006, Dax Herrera, Edgar N Vective: Paranormal Detective, Hammerica Publishing, ISBN 0615135218, pg. 65: Ima gonna close my eyes and you toss that there pebble in the air.

Paranormal Detective. There's no description for this book yet. Published November 28, 2006 by Hammerica Publishing.

Edgar Vective, a normal and normally apathetic auto-salvage mechanic, was living out his humdrum life in the rusted and dusted out town of Gloom and Doom, New Mexico. One day, near the very beginning of the book, Edgar accidentally electrocuted himself just a smidge over the edge of the grave. In doing so, he picked up a unique and predictable skill... He could see ghosts! Edgar, who so eloquently put it that, 'nothing ever happens anywhere,' spends the next several days chasing a pack of zombies who stole his car across the country with his new and annoying friend the Ghost of Sherlock Holmes. Along the way he finds love (or something like it), a zombie cowboy relic from the past who has learned as much in death as he had in life, and that having so much in common with Death himself is not as great as it sounds.
  • Insanity
Edgar Vective: Paranormal Detective is perhaps one of the strangest books you will read. In fact, I'm going to go ahead and say it definitely will be the strangest book you ever read - and that is meant in the best possible way. It's one of those books you finish, then immediately slip back through because you want to relive a moment that made you cry with laughter barely an hour ago. In other words: it's a very rare sort of book.

Without giving too much of the plot away: the story (which I shall refer to as `Vective' for the purpose of this review) centres around a young mechanic by the name of Edgar Vective, whose life is very abruptly turned upside down and inside out when he meets a ghost, and a gang of zombies hijack his car.

From that point on, events just get weirder and weirder as Edgar finds himself teaming up with a pink-haired young minx, a zombie Billy the Kid, and the aforementioned ghost of Sherlock Holmes (who, implausibly to both the characters in the book and to the reader, refers to himself as `the' Sherlock Holmes). Edgar and his three new friends embark on a cross-country treasure hunt in search of an Elvis cookie jar that holds the soul of the pink-haired girl - Kristin's - mother. And that's just the tip of the quirky iceberg.

During their journey, the gang of four find themselves dealing with a whole host of unsavoury bad guys, including zombies, shamans, vampires, bunnies, gypsies, mummies, ghosts, and psychics. If this sounds like a lot of goings-on for one book, you're not wrong. Vective is not a small book. It just seems like it is because Dax keeps the chapters short so that your attention is always held, and something interesting is always happening. In this fashion, you soon find yourself half-way through the book when you promised yourself six chapters ago that you'd just read one more and then get back to the rest later.

And it really is very, very fun to read. Dax writes the book as if he's telling a story out loud - complete with asides and in-jokes that anyone born in the last sixty years will immediately pick up on and appreciate. A very sly, sharp humour runs throughout the book, often bordering on wildly inappropriate but always presented in such a joyful, cheeky manner that you can't help but laugh. This is not a book written for people who take life seriously. The book itself is not meant to be taken seriously.

This does not, however, make it mere superficial reading either: beneath the quirky exterior lies a solid story about friendship, love, solidarity, and sacrifice. All four of the main characters are fully-rounded people with depth, not an easy feat considering one of them is a zombie cowboy and the other a tea-drinking ghost.
One of many the reasons the characters are so easily believable is that they speak as real people speak - complete with interruptions, swearing, and amazing detail to accent and rhythm. This is where Dax really shines - writing beautifully detailed dialogue between characters that are by no means `normal'. It's far too easy to become sloppy when writing about `fantasy' creatures, but there's no sign of that in this book.

The book has real heart as well as humour - more than one passage brought tears to my eyes. There's also plenty of romantic chemistry running throughout the book for those of you who need a bit of kissy stuff in your fiction (let's face it, all of us do).

The story is not predictable. The characters do not behave in a predictable fashion. Any assumptions you may have gained from reading other adventure/fantasy books will swiftly and mercilessly be destroyed within the first few chapters of Vective.

The best way I can describe this book to someone is: imagine the kind of stories you loved hearing as a kid. Now take those stories, put them all together, and add a host of hilarious stuff that you never got to hear as a kid. Then shake it all up so you don't know what the hell is going on - and you have Vective.

It's a unique, fantastically written book that makes you look cool when you're reading it in public.

So go see for yourself!
  • Umor
5 stars, put this baby back in print!
  • Kemath
Great book. It stayed interesting all the way through. Its a keeper. Great author too.