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The ADHD Vampire Paperback – February 16, 2015
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About the Author
Matthew Vaughn lives in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He is the father of three little girls and a little boy, yet he and his wife are just big kids too. By day he maintains machines and robots, but, by night he is a writer of bizarro fiction. You can keep up with his work at http://mcvaughn.wordpress.com/ or at https://www.facebook.com/matthew.vaughn.12532
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This isn't the kind of book that houses complex characters or character development, but it doesn't need it. This is a quick dose of fun, like an afternoon at a gory amusement park. The only thing that draws away from the book is that it could have used one more round of editing to touch up on some technical errors and punch up the prose just a touch. There are some places where just a smidge (I do mean smidge) more word economy would have punched-up the pacing, but over-all I was pleased with the final product. (I've read a lot of indie and small press books that needed a lot more final polishing than ADHDV.)
For a fickle bizarro fan such as myself, ADHDV served as the perfect amount of weird, funny, bloody, and unique at just the right length to avoid outside distraction.
I picked this up for a very reasonable 99c on Kindle. It’s bonkers and complete nonsense with nothing in the way of plot or character development, but that’s okay, because I wanted nothing else but to be humoured and entertained, and that is exactly what happened. The ADHD Vampire will never win any literary recognition, but if you enjoy reading Bizarro fiction then this is a lot of fun. A LOT OF FUN! For horror fans, there are enough torn throats and severed limbs to keep you entertained and Bizarro fiction fans get just what they would expect. There are some genuinely hilarious moments and Horace is quite the character, one who loathes playing second fiddle to his much more famous half bother. Throw into the mix a geriatric cyborg/spy and you have one hours worth of brain in neutral reading entertainment.
I do enjoy a trip down Bizarro lane. It isn’t something I could read all the time as I get the feeling I would tire of it, but every now and then it provides a welcome escape from the horrors of daily life. This book certainly won’t change your life, or even have you desperate to read more from the genre, but it is worthy of your time.
A solid 3.5/5 bite marks from the Grim Reader.
Vaughn has successfully created a Vampire I actually like and enjoyed spending time with. Horace, Dracula’s ADHD inflicted, lamer brother, is hilarious. I think Vaughn should start a new line of horror monsters, give them all disabilities, for just ADHD alone made Vaughn’s vamp make me want to **** in my adult depends. I’ve never pictured vampires in this light, but Horace stopping mid meal due to seeing a blinking light is just so absurd that one has to laugh.
This book is also very raunchy, which anyone who follows my reviews will know, the more foul a book, the more I enjoy it. Do you enjoy sexy ladies, and tattooed hunks engaged in hardcore acts of coitus? Vaughn delivers that to you by the spoonful, so prepare your tissue box and lotion for a spanking good time. Wait, I forgot to mention that they are all in their upper 70s and 80s, and have oxygen tanks and false teeth, but hey, that's a helluva a lot more kinky and erotic than 50 Shades of Grey.
Do you like gallons of blood and chunks of meat sliding across a ship deck? Well, that also appears here, so wear a raincoat.
The only issue I had with this novel was I felt the character of Martha was lacking. Do not get me wrong, she is a kick *** cyborg granny with attitude (Go, go Granny Rangers), but I just personally do not feel there was enough here for me to really care about her. She does some cool things, but I feel one scene in the book lacked a little bit of an expected response from myself due to my lack of care for her.
So in final, I give Vaughn’s ADHD Vampire four **** filled adult diapers out of five. That means that you, dear reader, should go read this before it's too late and you find yourself an elderly person taking a nice pleasant senior cruise.