5 thoughts on “Here Be Monsters (Tyler Cunningham, #1)

  1. I really like the concept and the protagonist, but, at 24 pages in, find myself wishing Sheffield’s editor had told him to ease up on the use of the forward slash (/). Leashes/leads – pick one! In places it’s effective but it’s seriously over-used. I’m really hoping he eases up as I want to immerse myself in this book and enjoy the story but his stylistic choice is seriously getting in the way.

    *update*

    Having finished this book I can honestly say I found it entertaining and interesting. The devic

  2. Good should be rewarded, or at the very least, embraced. Bad, however, must be destroyed. And if doing so sometimes means tip-toeing along the outer boundaries of the law, or in some cases, racking up a series of felonies, so be it. This pretty much sums up the uncomplicated moral philosophy of Tyler Cunningham, the protagonist created by Jamie Sheffield in his debut novel, Here Be Monsters. While Tyler’s philosophy may be uncomplicated, he most certainly is not.

    It’s a delight to follow this gi

  3. If you were to ask most people what they think of when they hear the word – New York – what they will immediately call to mind is NYC and its’ many landmarks. Regrettably, these people are doing themselves a disservice by not recognizing the beauty and mystery of New York State outside of Manhattan.

    One of the most beautiful, historical and mysterious parts of New York State is the Adirondack Mountains region that has been made most famous by the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics held in Lake Placid.

  4. I wanted to give this 4 stars but Goodreads doesn’t allow that level of exactitude. The only reason I docked it half a point from a perfect 5 was that you have to be patient with Tyler Cunningham. By his own words he’s socially retarded (in the descriptive term not the offensive meaning of the word) who even admits early on that his nigh obsessive compulsive attention to detail is something that people don’t need or want – including perhaps the reader. I initially had to resist the urge to skip

  5. I have read many of the same authors as the protagonist of this book, and I think he has done them proud. (Block, Sandford, Child…he doesn’t mention him, but I think of C.J Box…)
    I enjoyed turning every page. There are clever plot turns mixed in with true gems in turns of phrase. There’s darkness, underbelly, dosed with coke (the soda) and social awkwardness, and kindness, in just the right proportions.
    Sheffield has a real way with language.
    This will my go to gift for the next year – for anyo

Leave a Reply