Call me stupid, but I don’t understand the storyline, and I don’t like the art style. Also I am back at my pet peeve – cliffhangers.. why, just why. It doesn’t make me want to buy the next album, it just pisses me off because it leads me to believe that this is the trend in the series, and I don’t want to use money on 2 or 3 issues to even reach a point where I am invested enough to care.
Call me jaded, and I realise it’s a business model – I just hate it, and it is the biggest turn off for me.
I can’t even write a decent reveiw because as I said I don’t get it.. woman is sacrificed, some cops do cop stuff, also someone finds a book on the last page in the issue. what?
I love Hellblazer! Huge fan for many years… this however is boring. I have no idea how you go about making John Constantine boring, and that it was Neil Gaiman puzzles me even more.. But the fact stand, I was bored to tears! There ought to be a law against anything with Hellblazer and Halloween in the same title, to be this tripe.
First I have to say that it has a great premise, and I love the fact that it’s available both as a sort of graphic novella (no pictures but it looks hand written on paper), and as a regular text kindle read.
But that is about the only nice thing I have to say. Because you #¤% me off! You know what I hate? I hate cliffhangers, and I hate obvious money grabs. This is the same reason I don’t play anything on battle.net, or give my credit information to my new uncle that emailed me from Nigeria
– And you did both. Not only did you end the book on the mother of all cliffhangers – which I could have forgiven you for, was it not for the fact that you have like 4 more books in the series that I am expected to pay for.
I was invested, the premise as I said, was solid. But there is no way in hell that I am paying for what is essensial a fanfic that would have done better on reddit.
My advise to you? revise it, and have 2 books instead and maybe then people wouldn’t feel like they just got involved in a ponzi.
The first story from which the book has it’s name, was very strange – and in the WTF way, not in the ‘oh I want to learn more about this’ way. It would have been good if it had stopped like a quarter of the way, then it would have been just remotely creepy. As it is now, it’s drawn out and a little too Koontz’esque for my taste (a.i. man with gun in one hand, and a woman swooning on his other arm – takes up battle with supernatural phenomenon) -Dare I say Mary-Stu?
The rest of the book is preveiws of other books by other authors, and the few I read there was some that sounded like they could be okay, like the cops and the creepy ritual killer (v. Se7en). Anywho, it got real old, real fast to read snippets of books that I am never gonna buy, and I think it’s a complete ripoff to call this a book at all… I KNOW I downloaded this for free for kindle, and I KNOW it says sampler on the front – so I shouldn’t complain – but free doesn’t mean horseshit, it means you bring your A game to reel in new readers. *ding dong shame! shame! ding dong*
…and Matt – more isn’t better.
Not my cup of tea, and I found it incredibly boring and predictable – BUT i will give the author credit for trying to weave a story around a overused trope, and still manage to come up with a not as overused plot.
On the bright side, I should mention that this is a free kindle download, so if you have time to burn and is like REALLY into haunted doll stories, give it a go.