Book Reviews of Already Dead (Joe Pitt, Bk 1)

Already Dead (Joe Pitt, Bk 1)
Already Dead - Joe Pitt, Bk 1
Author: Charlie Huston
ISBN-13: 9780345478245
ISBN-10: 034547824X
Publication Date: 12/27/2005
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Already Dead (Joe Pitt, Bk 1) on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
First in the Joe Pitt paranormal mystery series, with Joe being a Rogue Vampyre, trying to stay out of the clutches of various warring Vampyre Clans. A renegade, badass Vampyre with an un-stellar past and an attitude that I loved. When a new threat, brain-eating zombies, comes on the scene, Joe tries to track down the carrier of the Zombie virus at the same time as he's trying to locate the missing daughter of a highly-connected woman--highly connected, as in, friend of the Coalition Vampyre clan, though not a Vamp herself. Sounds like trouble, right? Right. I loved this book and found it exceedingly difficult to put down. Definitely not your typical "paranormal" book--no chick lit here, and much more badass than Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome book. I enjoyed it from start to finish. I liked it so much I went out and got the other ones in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the second time I've tried to read this book. No go. Reads like bad old crime Noir. Could be it's just not my think.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked the way this book handled its vampires and zombies bringing a more scientific explanation to the table especially explaining the traditional shambling stumbling idiot zombie in a logical way.

That being said I was a bit disappointed in this book. As a non-romance paranormal and mystery junkie I was hoping this was going to be a bit more of a hard boiled noirish Harry Dresden/John Taylor type of book. Sadly it didn't meet that expectation. The vampyric aspect of Joe came across merely as a plot device and hindrance and while it did help create tension for the story and problems for Joe it almost seemed like any "disease" could have filled that bill.

I think the biggest telling point is less than a month after reading it I had to really stop and think about how the book ended and who the villain turned out to be.

I want to like Joe and there are a few interesting subplot points that I would love to get answers too so I will probably try the second book, but I don't know if I'll make it through the whole series.
reviewed Already Dead (Joe Pitt, Bk 1) on + 24 more book reviews
Interesting modern take on vampires (it's a virus). Worth reading
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Joe Pitt is a vampyre, living in NY infested with vampyre gangs. He has been infected with a vyrus, which makes him eat blood and renders him ultrasensitive to UV light, but also gives him eternal youth and supernatural strength. The book is like a Michael Connelly novel, if Harry Bosch were a vampire. A bit dark for my taste and very violent, but suspenseful.
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Pretty good read. More of a crime thriller than a supernatural thriller, though considering the main character is a vampire, there's some additional fun to be had.
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FANTASTIC read!!
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Fist book in the Joe Pitt Series. Great Vampire Book. Very Intense!!! Love This Book!!!!
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I enjoy a good vampire read (plenty of Anne Rice, Twilight, etc..) and I have loved all the other Charlie Huston books I've read (Caught Stealing, A Dangerous Man, Shotgun Rule, etc..) But this one I just could not get into. I tried a couple times and finally gave up.
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a good vampire novel.
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Another great installment of the disturbing and well written saga of Joe Pitt, the virus infected "vampire" and the clans of NY.
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Great stuff! Vampires in New York.