Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot
Release Date: August 6, 2009
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Matt Richter series
Source: Swapped through Paperbackswap.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Meet Matt Richter. Private Eye. Zombie. Meet Matt Richter. Private Eye. Zombie. His mean streets are the city of the dead, the shadowy realm known as Nekropolis. This place has always been ruled by the vampire lords. Now they’re planning to destroy the city. Over his dead body. More pulp than Pulp Fiction, more butt-kicking than Buffy, Nekropolis is the first in a deathly new series.”
I really enjoyed the first book in the Matt Richter series. There are three books in this series, it sounds like the series stopped in the middle (probably when Angry Robot publishing went out of business). This book reminded me a lot of Simon Green’s Nightside series which I loved. The setting for this book is very similar in a lot of ways and the different sights and characters you run across are just as strange and creative as they are in the Nightside series.
I love books that throw a lot of crazy and creative things at you quickly and this was one of those. At heart it’s an investigative urban fantasy but the setting and our hero (a falling apart zombie ex-cop) really make it something special.
I loved the crazy world, the bizarre characters, and the constant edge of snarky darkness throughout. I can’t wait to learn more about Nekropolis and meet more of its inhabitants
Overall this was a very fun and entertaining series and I plan on continuing to read it. I would recommend to fans of gritty and darkly humorous urban fantasy. If you love Simon Green’s Nightside series you will love this one!!
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge