Monday, January 22, 2018
Drip: A Gothic Bromance by Andrew Montlack
"A hand wearing a fancy watch parted the office blinds, and J.D. felt nauseous with despair: suddenly he knew—even though he could not explain how—that all of his mojo had been permanently taken away."
J.D. and George: thick as thieves since the fourth grade. J.D., the troublemaker, the stud: the alpha. George, the sidekick, the misfit: the loser. Upon graduating college, J.D. has convinced the only job creator in rusty Middlestop to hire them. BrewCorp, the hot new coffee and retail chain, is offering a vice presidency to the employee with the boldest plan for growth, and J.D. is determined to be the guy. When not sleeping with co-workers, he hatches his pitch for a one-of-a kind data pipeline. He is unbeatable--until George grabs the promotion. Now J.D. wants answers. His quest to find them—and to deal with the monstrous truth—is the subject of indie filmmaker Andrew Montlack's wry debut novel, which features the same biting satire that made his mockumentary, The Devil's Filmmaker, a cult classic.
I really hate to say it, but I just didn't enjoy this book much at all. I'm not sure if it's the book or if it's just not my style, but I didn't care for it. One thing, I somehow missed the fact that it was going to be a vampire book.... That is probably my own fault, but I missed that fact about this book.
I was going to say that it took my a long time to get into it, however I actually never got into it at all. I almost DNF'd it a few times but I kept picking it up because I felt bad to just drop it. I think I wish I had dropped it rather than finish a book I wasn't enjoying.
Like I said before, it may not be the book itself. There are plenty of 4 and 5 star reviews on this book! It may just be me.
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.