Immortal by Gene Doucette is first of all a very fun read. Adam's telling of his story is a wonderful blend of the serious and funny. This is what good science fiction should be, believable yet fantastic. The story pulls you in and keeps you there waiting to find out what happens next and what Adam thinks about it. I had only a small quibble with the book, in places it seemed to stick, like a speed bump in the flow of the story, and I'd like to have seen it move a little faster. On the other hand as another author friend said, this book would make a great TV series. I know I'd watch every week. If you like off the wall science fiction this is a good book to read. I'll be reading it again and I definitely want to read the sequel. I'll give Immortal a 4.75, with a few points off for the slow parts.
I don't know how old I am. My earliest memory is something along the lines of fire good, ice bad, so I think I predate written history, but I don't know by how much. I like to brag that I ve been there from the beginning, and while this may very well be true, I generally just say it to pick up girls.
Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century Adam confronts new dangers: someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide. Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink.
IMMORTAL is a first person confessional, penned by a man who is immortal but not invincible. In an artful blending of sci-fi, adventure, fantasy and humor, Immortal introduces us to a world with vampires, demons and other magical creatures, yet a world without actual magic. It is a contemporary fantasy for non-fantasy readers and enthusiasts alike.