The GI Bride gBook 1 The Everything Box Really Cooper you re inood hands We can t afford any employee homicides until the next fiscal uarter said Woolrich If you try just a little harder I think you can be even less reassuring Coop is back And this time he s left his days of thievery behind for a day job with the Department of Peculiar Science He s involved in yet another race against the clock to save the world just replace the box with a mummy and its undead army When Coop and his team are instructed to steal a mummy from a museum the plan of course does not o according to plan and Coop ends up being cursed by the newly awakened mummy Harkhuf they were supposed to steal On the sidelines Coop s nemesis from the first installment Nelson is stirring up trouble at work by stealing office supplies and just being a eneral nuisance but is clearly leading up to something bigThe Wrong Dead Guy is yet another thrilling tale of humor and sarcasm but it felt like the subdued version of the jokes already told in The Everything Box Coop s wit also proved to be infectious because every major and minor character seemed to *sound exactly like him making this wide cast a bit hard to differentiate at times The one new bizarro character *exactly like him making this wide cast a bit hard to differentiate at times The one new bizarro character proved to be uite a laugh was Dr Lupinsky the deceased Egyptologist that inhabited a robotic octopus and a cat that was constantly reuiring new batteries Because that s what happens when you mess with the wrong sort of magic Which brings me to what I love most about Kadrey s stories they all include these outrageously preposterous tidbits that make them so uniuely him There isn t very much room to breath plot wise because of
non stop action so take a big deep breath before diving into this one You won t want to put one down till it s all said and done I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review Shockingly I think I liked this book better than the first GASP I am madly in love with this cooky over the top series It s bizarre absolutely hilarious and snarky as hell I love the topsy turvy plot unpredictable characters and overall experience of continually laughing at the ludicrous attributes of the story Here s the deal I love Richard Kadrey I love his wit his creative enius his way with words Here s the rub The Wrong Dead Guy is not his wit his creative enius his way with words Here s the rub The Wrong Dead Guy is not his work There s a lot of running around extra characters as plot devices and snark overdoseI love the opening it s my favorite part of the book breaking into a safe to stealoffice supplies It s witty and cheeky and a Ratscalibur great set up that reminds us what Coop did for a living and how he s screwing his new employer using those very skills Then a couple chapters later the book wanders over to aroup of entitled millennials trying to save the animal kingdom one hairbrained plot at a time That would have made for a The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, great parallel to Coop s story but the millennials disappear There s a mummy with the ageless plot of trying to rule the world one thrall at time And I still don t know what those twouys in the basement of DOPS actually are doing in the book but they are kind of amusing It should read well but it doesn t and I m bummed to even admit itOne thing that drove me nuts was the overkill of waaaaay too many similes or metaphors or whatevers Coop felt like a The Selected Poems giraffe in a sports coat chasing In this fast paced seuel to The Everything Box the second entry in Richard Kadrey’s comedic supernatural series chaos ensues when Coop and the team at DOPS steal a not uite dead and very lovesick ancient Egyptian mummy wielding some terrifying magicCoop a master thief sort ofone legit saved the world from an ancient doomsday device heroism that earned him a A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent gig working for the Department of Peculiar Science a fearsome top secretovernment agency that polices the odd and strange Now Woolrich Coop’s boss at the DOPS has Coop breaking into a traveling antiuities show to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian. Iness and unbounded snarkiness from Richard Kadrey Coop Giselle Morty and a catTVoctopus hybrid are tasked with stealing a Egyptian mummy named Harkhuf from a third rate museum Meanwhile an incompetent security My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA guard accidentally revives it and becomes enslaved in the mummy s search for its mate Coop is now semi legit working fo I love Kadrey s Sandman Slim series This one I can t take any The conversation is frivolous excessive and meaningless I was bored and annoyed 3 StarsThe Wrong Dead Guy was an impulserab at the library I did not realize it was a seuel Having read it I would not *say that it was necessary to read The Everything first *that it was necessary to read The Everything Box of it was recapped The only thing I was confused on initially was what the Marilyns were This is a humorous Urban Fantasy The main character Cooper is a former thief working for a overnment agency that specializes in supernaturalparanormal events items and creatures The main plot is about an ancient cursed mummy who is accidentally brought back to live who then proceeds on a murderous rampage to bring his former love back to life If that plot sounds eerily familiar then you ve probably watched The Mummy Although the similarities end thereThe story was humorous but extremely silly even absurdist at times Although I did chuckle often after a while the humor ot a bit stale I could practically hear the recorded laugh track with each of the zippy one liners And the farther I ot into the story the I realized that all of the characters delivered the same type of uips That made them sound the same rather than having distinct character voices It was rather like they were all auditioning for open mike
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and each asked the same friend to write their jokes If pulled a line of dialogue randomly I highly doubt I would be able to tell you which character said it Actually most of the characters names are already sliding from my memory The heist elements were disappointing There is no zing in your caper if you have magical adgets that override all electronics and a crew member who can mind control anyone in the vicinity Where is the fun in thatThis is not a book you would read for stunning character development or complex characters The plot was messy at times There were too many separate plot lines that did eventually converge but not in a very satisfying way So it felt like some of the subplots and the characters in them were filler and primarily unnecessary The worldbuilding was nothing astounding either It is possible that there was worldbuilding in the first book But there were several things that I was still uncertain about by the end of the book And the story teased a lot of things that sounded interesting than what was actually Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia going on in the story Most of those were mentioned in passing and never brought up again I definitely would have liked to delve deeper into the world Overall The Wrong Dead Guy was a humorous yeteneric read but I probably will not continue the seriesRATING FACTORSEase of Reading 4 StarsWriting Style 3 StarsCharacters and Character Development 3 StarsPlot Structure and Development 2 StarsLevel of Captivation 4 StarsOriginality 2 Stars This was pretty entertaining Definitely not as dark as the Sandman Slim series this follows the adventures of the sarcastic thief Coop who ends up stealing mystical items I would start with the first one if you were شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى going to read this series. T that will help him bring his old lover back to lifeWhich wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t a warrior sorceress hell bent on conuering the world with her undead armiesCoop would very much like to run from the oncoming chaos It’s one thing to steal a mummy but another to have to deal with head hunting bureaucrats down on their luck fortune tellers undead mailroom clerks and a rather unimpressed elephant Unfortunately there’s nowhere to run If he wants the madness to stop he’soing to have to suck it up and play hero one time But if Coop manages to save the world AGAIN he’s definitely oing to want a lot of answers And a rais.
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Richard Kadrey Å 6 SummaryT s own tail the tired looking rent a cop pointing at him hungrily like the last eclair in a as station donut bin Trying to understand it was like trying to push soup up an escalatorAnd my favorite You re like a basket of kittens dragging a boxcar of dumbbells up a ski slope That one made me actually Riding Hard get up and find a highlighter pen There was another one about feeling like a ham sandwich in a blender but youet the ideaThe book still has some of the snappiest dialogue and despite the similes or metaphors or whatevers some truly creative imagery He s still the king of weird and I ll
Still Read His Work Andread his work and ll always love it butthis just wasn t his best The Wrong Dead Guy is the seuel to The Everything Box by author Richard Kadrey and it is just as wild and wacky coop has just as wild and wacky Coop has up his criminal ways sorta and has Arabian Challenge gone legit sorta He is still a master thief but now he does his thieving for the Department of Peculiar Sciences or DOPS His latest assignment is to steal a mummy named Harkhuf Unfortunately turns out this mummy is not uite as dead as expected and his magic is as old and powerful as he is Not only that but Harkhuf intends to bring back his lost love a warrior ueen who is even powerful than he is after which together they will create an undead army to conuer the world Now it s up to Coop and friends to save the world once again The Wrong Dead Guy is all kinds of uirky chaotic and funny as well as fast and furious and I enjoyed every hilarious minute of it It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger which means another installment and I am already in anticipation mode Thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Voyager for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review The Everything Box Buddy read with the MacHalosCoop is back only this time he is employed by the DOPS a secret Government paranormal investigative agency thingie He still specializes in stealing acuiring things The main story involves a mummy and his beloved who are back to enthrall the world and destroy everyone and everythingBut there are many side plots One involves a used car salesman one involves Nelson who is back but now works in the mail room and hates Coop than ever one involves a washed up psychic one involves aroup of college age kids who rescue animals they think need rescuing There is a lot oing onSo the mummy is named Harkuf and his beloved is named Shemetet This uote cracked me up But have you listened to those two Horker and Shemp Harkhuf and Shemetet said KellarI think the Sheriff car salesman is one of the funniest parts of the book They re oing to need loyal humans like us to control their armies of thralls What s a thrall said the Sheriff It sounds like something on *your pecker you have to et shots for to make sure it doesn t come back Another one Don t worry *pecker you have to et shots for to make sure it doesn t come back Another one Don t worry me Sonny Jim I ve sold mobile homes to people with no jobs and Jaguars to old ladies with cataracts the size of an extra large with pepperoni I think I can handle Mr and Mrs Skeletor Minerva is the washed up psychic and Kellar is her henchman Is that Coop said Minerva And an elephant said Kellar He s brought that ILLERAMMA Kathalu goddamn elephant back said the Sheriff That s all I fucking need I veot Lucifer s own circus around back and this dipshit thinks my car lot is mammoth day care Where s my American Literature Student Text gun There are tons of weird monsters a desk suid new magicaladgets and I really like this series More craz. Wizard named Harkhuf With the help of his pals Morty Giselle and a professor that’s half cat half robotic octopus Coop pulls off the heist without a hitch It’s not Coop’s fault that when DOPS opened the sarcophagus they didn’t find the mummy they were expecting Well it was the right mummy but it wasn’t exactly dead and now it’s escaped using a type of magic the organization hasn’t encountered before Being a boss Woolrich blames his underling for the screw up and wants Coop to find the missing Harkhuf and make it right pronto Digging into Harkhuf’s history Coop thinks the mummy is hunting for an ancient magical manuscrip. .