Wild Thing by Josh Bazell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Well, I definitely liked this book more than the first one, Beat the Reaper. That being said, Wild Thing was literally ALL over the place. Mafia, corruption, urban legends and monsters, and Sarah freakin Palin were all in this story. What is this, I don't even.
Interesting plot, with plenty of twists and turns and "I have no idea what's going on" moments (some good, some bad.. you'll just have to see for yourself). I personally had a great time reading this, although I feel like the ending was rushed quite a bit.
Plus there were more footnotes than in my last research paper, which shouldn't really be so in a fictional story. The last 40 pages or so were the appendix and other notes, and again, I felt like I was suddenly in a reference book, and not at the end of a novel.
In any case, it wasn't exactly my cup of tea but I still enjoyed reading Wild Thing, and think it's something that were you not looking specifically for it, it would be overlooked by most readers. And that's kind of a shame.