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Praise for The Generalist - Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories!

5.0 out of 5 stars
Captivating and intriguing. A great read. A MUST READ. January 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished Thomas Duder's "The Generalist - Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories," I must admit, I truly liked it. It is a must read for any Urban Fantasy fan. The story starts in a very intriguing manner as mentioned in the synopsis with an amnesiac waking in a bathtub full of blood, and just gets better. And just to add, I am a kind of a reviewer who will not beat around the bush and will express my honest opinion. This story reminded me of cross between "John Dies at the End," and Neil Gaiman's "American Gods," two of my favorite urban fantasies. On a last note, I have to add that I have been reading Dean Koontz' latest Odd Thomas book, "Odd Apocalypse," and found myself setting that down and picking up my kindle and reading "The Generalist" instead. Please read this work, not as a favor, but just as a good read from a good underrated author.

4.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any Urban Fantasy fan! September 18, 2013
By Nae
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
An awesome 4.5 stars!

I loved loved loved loved it!
Awesome, mysterious, magical, dark and violent, with just a hint of romance.
A fabulous introduction to The Generalist series.

Ok, now I don't know what to say first. That I'm in love with the descriptive and sarcastic writing style? Or that I want to know so much more of the paranormal Los Angeles that Thomas Duder has created? Or that Thomas could be a genius for creating such a fabulous 'grey' character in Frank? Or that any lover of urban fantasy is missing out if they don't at least try this series! Seriously.

Duder has a snarky and compelling style that I loved. I ate up the book, wanting more answers to the mysteries and questions, more information about the world and its magic, and so much more about Frank. I just wanted more.

With the first person point of view, we are dragged through the non stop action with Frank, finding out information when he does and whinging about no answers right along with him. I feel a real connection to Frank, I could totally be friends with him.

He meets Gods, strange paranormal creatures, friends, various churches and assassins and uses multiple forms of magic and violence. It all adds up to one fabulously intriguing world that I cannot wait to dive into again.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly one of the greatest reads I've had in years!, April 24, 2014
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This review is from: Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories (The Generalist) (Kindle Edition)
Like all of the other reviews say it's simply and amazing piece of art and genius that starts and surrounds the life of Frank Todd and his regaining of his memories. This book needs to get a bigger audience because we need more of The Ganerslist in our lives.

(From Goodreads nonethless!)
Drago rated it 5 of 5 stars
Great writing. I'm not sure what to say because it starts off like a Keanu Reeves film... guy with no memory of anything in a tub full of blood who pretty much has to go through hell to discover who he is. It was a heck of a ride I finally managed to get to but I enjoyed it.

Praise for The Generalist - Taboo 1: Where's The Beef?

5.0 out of 5 stars
WOW, December 3, 2013
Nae (Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Taboo 1: Where's The Beef? (The Generalist) (Kindle Edition)
Bloody Hell!
I am just wowed. Overwhelmed. I'm pretty sure I’m in some sort of shock state. Its that high you get when reading a great a book and then its over. I'm just left wandering around going 'why isn't there more?'.

Frank and Dash just get way more cool the more I get to know them. Frank is dangerous, grumpy, magical and Dash is pretty go with the flow, friendly and I should add, he's a troll. Giant, green, scaly, very sharp dangerous teeth. You don't want to be on his bad side. They both love a good fight though and we get a few of those in this book. Really fantastic scenes that I could picture so clearly in my head. Really violent and gory with a high body count. *grins evilly*

Then we're introduced to Jude, the shop boys new FBI liaison. OMG he is so cute!
I have already told Thomas, I’ve dib'sed him as my new bbf. So hands off people. *glares menacingly*
He's so happy and excitable, but at the same time very bad ass and violent. He is so on the team!

I like that we were introduced to more paranormal creatures, new magic's and different places in this book. Mermaids and half breed Monster genes, some gruesome stuff.

As in the previous book there is non stop action. Something is always going on, mysteries to be questioned, people to pummel, magical people popping in from who knows where. All fun the stuff. Also the whole book flowed extremely well, i didn't get stuck in a scene, or felt that something was extraneous. It all fitted together.

Overall I simply adore this new series. It is now on my favourites list.
You should read it. Trust me. ;)

Praise for The Generalist - Taboo 2: Magic and Mayhem
(Part 1 of The Mayhem Arc)

By Nae on December 2, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Taboo 2 - First thoughts

All lovers of Urban Fantasy will need to read this series, it just keeps getting better.

Tabbo 2: Magic and Mayhem is the third book in The Generalist series and it is filled with new tricks, new magic, new people - who are really old friends and old enemies. We start to delve a little deeper into the person that is Frank, The Generalist.

I have recently noticed, as a reader I like the authors that have 'new' things. Some authors cruise along the same story line and the characterization and interactions are the only thing pulling it through, but this series and this book have everything. Awesome characters that you're always learning new things about. For example The Order of the Magi are so interesting, they are a complex order of magic users in a complex world of Magic and they definitely help to expose a different facet of Frank. On the other hand, Dash is at the shop by himself and we really explore how dangerous and cunning he can really be.
The character interactions are hilarious! - I can hear Frank and Dash in my head, I swear. Let alone these new character's we're introduced to who have history with Dash and Frank.

The writing is fabulous. There are no stagnant scenes, everything included is needed for the audience's bread crumb, trail of clues. You have to be paying attention or something will fly straight over your head. The 'Overdrive empowered logic' that Frank's brain jumps about with, only adds to the suspense. You feel like your always a step behind him and when you find out 'whatever it was', really your like a whole city block behind. Words and scenes flow really well and I could feel the mysterious story arc building tension throughout and towards the end I was just waiting for the shoe to drop. BAM!

Overall, Taboo 2 is a great new addition to The Generalist world and I cannot wait for Taboo 3: Magic and Mayhem Part 2 to be released.

Side notes:

I love the long running joke about everything happening before Frank's morning coffee.
Heh. It is a serious issue though. Heh...

What a last sentence. It deserves a high five and a Damn it Duder!

Jude? Judebro where are you? I miss you...
Jude is my book boyfriend people, I have my eye on you.

For interested people, the first book, The Generalist - Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories is free!