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The Immortal Ones Paperback – July 1, 2010
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From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture - perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. See more
About the Author
The Immortal Ones is John Ferrer's first published novel. As a boy, he spent a lot of his time writing and drawing graphic novels for his own amusement. John was born in the Philippines and grew up with his family in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Currently, he lives in the Northern Virginia / Washington D.C. area and works as a government consultant for a prestigious firm. He is a golfer, fitness enthusiast, and traveler. John loves the D.C. area, from which he gained inspiration for The Immortal Ones
Top customer reviews
first Vampires... you say lame ,well you are right, well not so much lame as over used.
I read this because a friend was like if you want to laugh read this s*%#t!
as far as writing, the first rule of writing is SELF EDIT clearly not done here.
As far as the D.C. location clearly the author is some one who's read travel guides about visiting there.(and that's sort of how much of the book reads)
As the synopsis above may have clued you into already women (or females as it states)are treated as objects (not sex objects more like furniture)
pretty much anytime women are mentioned its very creepy.
But that's alright because I'm pretty sure this is told from the perspective of a robot.
as far as the fantasy world of D.C. a night of drinks and shots cost $35.00 (no wonder it's the nations capital)
Like I said its reallly hard to know where to start or even give a good coherent review.
just thinking about this book has me almost peeing myself with laughter(you can quote that for the book jacket)
All I can say is if you love Plan 9 from outer space, Glen or Glenda or any M.S.T.3.K. fare you will have hours of fun with friends reading this aloud.
P.S. It is my belief that this was written by either
1 A shut in.
2 A nun
3 A prison inmate
so if you look at it that way its...uhm.. interesting?
to sum it up best comedy of the year.
one star for being on paper
one star for being so funny
Like many self-published books, this one is in desperate need of a good editor. The author clearly has a basic misunderstanding of punctuation. For most of the story I felt less like I was reading a story than having one described to me. The main characters were all fairly interchangeable in terms of personality, but I did enjoy a couple of the minor walk-ons, like Hank from the jazz club and Emma from the bookstore. I could easily see and hear them in my mind. So would I recommend this particular book? Well, no, but I do see promise in Ferrer. He has good ideas, and proper execution can be taught. I look forward to seeing what he can do with time, training, and a really good editor.
This story takes place in good old Washington, DC. The author adds landmarks as well as local businesses in the story, and as a resident of the area, it was very exciting to read about the places and know exactly what he means when he describes it. Incorporating these known places makes you feel part of the book, as if you are following along in it. What I really liked is how each chapter is told in the point of view of the characters. So each chapter is told from a different set of eyes. You get to discover the story as if you were in it as opposed to being an outsider looking in.
The storyline is very creative and consists of a twisted love story and fate you would not expect. This isn't your average vampire/mortal love story. It was an easy read and I quickly became engulfed in the storyline. The author's intent was for this to be an adult novel. However, the way the author writes can easily be read by teens and young adults, though the content may be a little too mature for that audience.
Overall, I would recommend it as light reading. Don't expect it to change your life, but it is thoroughly entertaining if you need to read something to pass time by on the metro, or waiting at the doctor's office. The author's character follows some of the traditional traits of werewolves and vampires versus the new age vampires we are seeing today. Though, you have to overlook the minute grammatical errors, which bothered me for a little while but then I got over it. Hopefully this will be taken care of in the second printing. I would probably be interested in reading on if a sequel was written.