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  1. carol. carol. says:

    Every starts with Joe s exile in the Bronx, and him dropping in on a post baseball game exodus, parsing the crowd for Vampyres He scents one and follows the trail, tracing it to a pack who has just attacked a woman It s one of the neatest, heart breaking series expositions I ve read it orients the reader to Joe, the Vampyre life and his moral struggle in an unusual way Shortly after, he is meeting Esperanza, a tough Puerto Rican and the closest thing they have to a Vampyre boss up there Or Every starts with Joe s exile in the Bronx, and him dropping in on a post baseball game exodus, parsing the crowd for Vampyres He scents one and follows the trail, tracing it to a pack who has just attacked a woman It s one of the neatest, heart breaking series expositions I ve read it orients the reader to Joe, the Vampyre life and his moral struggle in an unusual way Shortly after, he is meeting Esperanza, a tough Puerto Rican and the closest thing they have to a Vampyre boss up there Or so he thinks, until he runs into a pack again and meets their sadistic maker What follows was one of those hard scenes that Huston does so well Creepy, fraught with violence and suspense, and when it finally goes down, it is both better and worse than expected Huston is very skilled at making me uncomfortable without needing to pile on a load of details a few carefully chosen words and I cringe Manipulations pull him back into the city, as Predo sends him to infiltrate the newest clan, Clan Cure, led by eccentric genius Amanda, now planning to save Vampyres from the virus From there, he hits up a flophouse, running into Philip, his favorite snitch and crutch Ah, Phil, a never ending source of wry addict humor Man, this ll teach me to focus exclusively on the ups I mean, fuck, I don t got a single painkiller in here The last step in playing the angles is investigating the Coalition s mysterious blood supply that serves as uneasy lynchpin in the peace between clans I didn t pass math Shit, I didn t pass anything But I can figure that number in my head Know what that number equals Equals Where the fuck to they get it all Joe is scrambling in this book, a desperate and subtle manipulation of playing everyone who wants to kill him off each other He has a cockroach quality, in that almost nothing seems to kill him despite varied and numerous threats Though he is dispassionate on the surface, he will take revenge Really, that s another one of the brillances of Huston s writing how he can imbue a seemingly detached character with emotional complexity Though he later justifies his actions in terms of Evie, it s quite clear Joe has another, almost nihilistic ethical sense operating.Huston s really hitting his writing stride with this one I enjoyed the writing as much as the plotting, perhaps evenI particularly relish when his gangsters get a chance to share their stunning and sophisticated philosophies It is strange That causing fear in others can help produce freedom But it is also true It clears a path before one Creates space, a perimeter within which one can operate with abandon I am not saying that it is true freedom But it is a start A running metaphor about gravity and orbital bodies lends a sense of inevitability to the arc of Joe s actions Evie is the black hole to his trajectory, unavoidable The gravity pulling from below Fourteenth doesn t go away How you ignore a thing like that is, you move Create momentum Build velocity to carry your mass outside the influence of the body pulling at yours Ah, the characterizations The man breeds lies He spawns them asexually, with no need for any assistance He exhales and lies fill the air he dreams in lies And the setting The bad things about a place like the Whitehouse, listed alphabetically, start somewhere around armed robbery, run past cockroaches and dirty needles, hit their stride with mass murder, start to tail off at rape, and end with a classic zoophilia. Really, I m impressed at how much Huston accomplishes with his staccato style Not always a comfortable read, but a decently plotted, characterized one with a surprising sophistication.Book five posted at


  2. J.K. Grice J.K. Grice says:

    The Joe Pitt vampire saga continues to deliver EVERY LAST DROP is another winner from Huston.


  3. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Joe Pitt is really hitting the bottom this time Exiled from Manhattan, Pitt finds himself living like a homeless person, trying to stay alive in the Bronx And there is some real evil going on over there, some really sick stuff.


  4. Charles Charles says:

    This is the fourth of five books in the Joe Pitt series following Half the Blood of Brooklynmy review The series is a mashup of dark, gritty, and ultra violent noir hardboiled detective urban fantasy This story continues to advance the long term story arc, but does not bring the story to its close Like its predecessor, I found it to be another filler The ending is weak cliffhanger forcing a series reader to find closure with buying or borrowing My Dead Body Joe Pitt 5 .Note t This is the fourth of five books in the Joe Pitt series following Half the Blood of Brooklynmy review The series is a mashup of dark, gritty, and ultra violent noir hardboiled detective urban fantasy This story continues to advance the long term story arc, but does not bring the story to its close Like its predecessor, I found it to be another filler The ending is weak cliffhanger forcing a series reader to find closure with buying or borrowing My Dead Body Joe Pitt 5 .Note this book continues the series tradition of saving trees It s a thin 250 pages, which is 25 pagesthan its predecessor Note only the first book,Already Deadmy review was longer barely than 300 pages At this point, I would have greatly appreciated the author having written a trilogy of 350 page books, rather than two skinny novels and three fat novellas In addition, this book despite the valuable pages spent on backstory would be unintelligible to folks who have not been following the series in its publication order.Prose is no different from the other books in the series The author is writing in the noir hardboiled style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler although I see the inspiration of Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange The Pitt protagonist s POV is used throughout Pitt s dialog is laconic, although he doesn t indulge in the noir hardboiled use of wry similes With Pitt so silent, the other characters provide the now serially annoying exposition Descriptive prose is good The author appears to have spent almost as much time on atmosphere as the first book in the series Conversely, action sequences are not as well done in previous books Their brevity was felt here Finally, I did not laugh once while reading this book Previous books in the series had one orlaugh out loud responses to the macabre humor This story was un funny.This story includes sex references, modest alcohol abuse, and ultra violence The sex was talk about sex and implied sexual violence Pitt drinks to forget in this story, which I found to be uninteresting Violence is graphic and pervasive It consists of physical, edged weapons, and firearms mayhem in gory detail Physical mutilation is described in excruciating detail Body count is moderately high view spoiler Note that a peculiar form of trafficking is involved in the story which also involves sexual violence and violence upon children hide spoiler This story is not a YA read.The main characters include Pitt, Evie no last name , Terry Bird, Predo The Count name since forgetten and Amanda Horde Pitt, Evie Pitt s love interest , Bird, Predo, Horde and The Count are carried over from the previous book s Most receive no real development, although both The Count and Evie in their new roles are the minor exception The Bronx and Queens vampires are NPCs they re left to be forgotten The exception may be the Queens vampire Queen Esperanza Benjamin Plotting sucked I complained that the last book in the series, Half the Blood of Brooklynwas a filler this one is too The cover blurb s Joe has a bad break and gets sucked back into the maelstrom of Manhattan Vampyre sic politics, only to learn a ruinous secret I m paraphrasing here was a better story than what hath the author wrought Already understanding the dynamic between the Old vs New vampires is an important story point Most of the story was Pitt unwillingly traveling from the South Bronx back to his old stomping ground in lower Manhattan, out to Queens, then back to Manhattan While working for The Cure proto clan founded by Horde, Pitt learns the key Old vampire secret He then kicks the hornets nest over on virtually all the established Manhattan vampire power blocks Coalition, Society, and Enclave Good news Pitt finds some hope in getting the girl back The story ends precipitously with you needing to buy or borrow the final bookMy Dead Body Joe Pitt 5to find out what happens Plot holes large enough to drive a cement mixer through abound Despite my literary suspension of belief regarding the supernatural, too many folks that were not vampires knew the Old vampire secret for too long like generations How long can you keep a secret if you ve got Goombahs from Queens working for you view spoiler Also, if Horde s Cure hostel has logistics problem s loving detailed in paragraphs of narration , why isn t the Coalition fielding awkward questions about truckloads of foodstuffs being delivered to a cement plant hide spoiler Another point is that vampires are all psychopaths The leaders of the Coalition, Society, and Enclave would have thrown Pitt out into daylight after a long ish exposition either the first time or the last time they met, kidnapped, or hijacked him, especially the last time.The Rough Guide Tour of metro New York is an edu tainment draw for this series Mentioned earlier stops on the tour included the South Bronx , lower Manhattan, and Queens with both The Bronx and Queens being new to the series Who cares about the Bronx and Queens However, I continue to follow the story locations while reading, which are very accurate in their description I NY.This story was a second disappointment Like its predecessors, the story is dark, dour, and gritty, with terse dialogue, blood and gore, and written to convey to folks a sub culture on the edge of madness That s the good part However, this is the second consecutive filler book with a dubious ending I ve read in the series Half the Blood in Brooklyn was the same nonsense I did the addition there are less than 1400 pages in the series five 5 books Given Pitt s terse dialog, and the chance for paring back the extra four 4 books worth of backstory, and maybe tidying up the long expository narrations clogging the overall story narrative why couldn t this series be a simple trilogy of 350 page books Also, unlike with the other books in the series, I stopped laughing I didn t find anything in the story to be funny Finally, Pitt escaping into a sewer with Bird, Prado and The Count after him is not an ending Its no different than the last book s ending, where he escaped into the sewer of the South Bronx So, this story was yet another place holder in the series, which unfortunately you can t do without I m going to read the last book in the series My Dead Body , but only to vent my spleen on the series as a whole In summary, if I didn t have to read it I wouldn t have.Readers interested in gore dripping, ultra violence and vampires might be interested in Vampireby John Steakley


  5. Gabriel Gabriel says:

    Ok, so this one was full of awkward sentences and phrasing There were a few too many times when sections just a couple of short paragraphs long seemed disjointed and not quite understandable.BUT Joe Pitt ne Cool, I swear stuck off the island for a year of rogue vampiring Then, he s brought back for reasons begun in book 3 yeah, this is a series you NEED to read in the correct order And this time, he doesn t get played he plays the others.These books are gritty as in, you need t Ok, so this one was full of awkward sentences and phrasing There were a few too many times when sections just a couple of short paragraphs long seemed disjointed and not quite understandable.BUT Joe Pitt ne Cool, I swear stuck off the island for a year of rogue vampiring Then, he s brought back for reasons begun in book 3 yeah, this is a series you NEED to read in the correct order And this time, he doesn t get played he plays the others.These books are gritty as in, you need to take a shower after reading paying special attention to your fingernails gritty , dark, inventive, exciting and violent with a slight hint of humor Of course I think of Harry Dresden when Joe Pitt fires back insult after insult to his superiors but unlike Dresden, Pitt s insults are not grounded in geekdom No, Joe is just a genuine jerk Still, I love him.The best thing about this entry in the series was, Joe felt in control not Charlie Huston, see my review on Half The Blood Of Brooklyn the whole time Even when he was shocked, he was in control Huston did put together a wonderfully paced story Little raises in the stakes every couple of pages, a recurring theme that takes a slightly different note each time it s played, the feeling of progression, a solo here and there to spice things up book is a frickin Jazz song.And I can hardly wait for the encore


  6. Contrarius Contrarius says:

    I believe that many readers don t like this book as much as the rest of the Joe Pitt series, but I am very impressed by it However, one must have read the three preceding books in order to get full value from this one.Every Last Drop is the book where we really start to seeof Joe s internal life Throughout the series Joe is somewhat of an enigma We see only flashes of what really motivates him, and many times he hardly appears to be human But the facade begins to crack a bitin th I believe that many readers don t like this book as much as the rest of the Joe Pitt series, but I am very impressed by it However, one must have read the three preceding books in order to get full value from this one.Every Last Drop is the book where we really start to seeof Joe s internal life Throughout the series Joe is somewhat of an enigma We see only flashes of what really motivates him, and many times he hardly appears to be human But the facade begins to crack a bitin this volume He is injured both physically and emotionally, and we seeof what Joe is willing to endure in order to get what he wants and to help those he loves.On the surface this is a grim and bloody noir series about battling vampire clans, and comparisons to Cormac McCarthy and El Leonard are quite apt here However, there is muchto these books than just the superficial text When all five books are taken as a whole, they paint quite a gripping portrait of a severely damaged man battling his way through a brutal world, hanging onto the last shreds of his humanity as it is ripped away from him bit by bit I m probably going to have to read through the series again in order to really cement my thoughts about it, and that by itself tells me that there s a lot to think about and appreciate here


  7. Maggie K Maggie K says:

    I had to sit here for a while thinking what it was about these books I like so much.Joe s too jaded to like too much He seems to get too focused on things, then all of a sudden you realize he has been dealing with the big picture all along He doesnt share his thoughts but you realize he has been sitting there planning things once he gets in motion How everything always ends up being about the girl he loves I m talking a lot about Joe aren t I Even though I said I didn t like him Charact I had to sit here for a while thinking what it was about these books I like so much.Joe s too jaded to like too much He seems to get too focused on things, then all of a sudden you realize he has been dealing with the big picture all along He doesnt share his thoughts but you realize he has been sitting there planning things once he gets in motion How everything always ends up being about the girl he loves I m talking a lot about Joe aren t I Even though I said I didn t like him Characterization is a wondrous thing


  8. Edward Edward says:

    A lot happens in this chapter of Joe Pitt s life He s in exile in the Bronx, all of his connections and friendships down the drain, his girl far away inside the Enclave stronghold The only way back to make a deal with Dexter Predo to spy on the new clan known as Cure, who is ran by the girl he saved way back in the first book, Amanda Horde Joe does these things, including making a deal with ex friend Terry Bird, and lights a match to it all on his way out Huston does a great job stringing al A lot happens in this chapter of Joe Pitt s life He s in exile in the Bronx, all of his connections and friendships down the drain, his girl far away inside the Enclave stronghold The only way back to make a deal with Dexter Predo to spy on the new clan known as Cure, who is ran by the girl he saved way back in the first book, Amanda Horde Joe does these things, including making a deal with ex friend Terry Bird, and lights a match to it all on his way out Huston does a great job stringing all of these threads together and setting the stage for the penultimate book in the series next The meeting at the end between Pitt and Evie was bittersweet and the reveal about where everyone s food comes from blood is completely shocking I could feel Joe s heartbreak and pure anger throughout the story It s a terrific book I don t know what else to say about it I just love this series


  9. Cameron Cameron says:

    From Society to Rogue to Society to really really Rogue to playing everyone s damn field, Joe just can t seem to find a niche and hang tight, lay low, stay copacetic It doesn t help that his mannerisms err on the side of painfully sarcastic and violently anticipatory No wonder he gets his ass kicked to the wilds, no, not Brooklyn again, worse to stay out of the sights of the Clans that individually each want his head on any damned platter available, Joe goes to the Bronx, a sort of homecoming From Society to Rogue to Society to really really Rogue to playing everyone s damn field, Joe just can t seem to find a niche and hang tight, lay low, stay copacetic It doesn t help that his mannerisms err on the side of painfully sarcastic and violently anticipatory No wonder he gets his ass kicked to the wilds, no, not Brooklyn again, worse to stay out of the sights of the Clans that individually each want his head on any damned platter available, Joe goes to the Bronx, a sort of homecoming that he gets a tad nostalgic over yeah right since it was where he was born It s really not all that much better in the Bronx though, especially since on several occasions Joe gets his ass handed to him At least the Manhattan Clans only wanted his head So with a bit of gravity dragging him back, he skips gayly back into Manhattan into the arms of enemies who want to use him like a tool Dexter Predo can be really nasty when he wants to be, and I swear I think I saw Joe quiver at one point , former allies who want to fold him into their organizations and have a big lovefest or a crazy party or both , and a former boss whom Joe has pushed to the brink So what next Blow up in the tool user s hands of course, bite the hand that wants to pet you, turn one crazy on another, and push your former buddy boss over that precipice Simple Messy And you get to be the badass to a whole slew of badasses


  10. Leslee Leslee says:

    2.5 stars It s hard to believe how such a promising series devolved so quickly In this addition to the Joe Pitt series, our titular character falls deeper in the middle of a convoluted mess of a turf war Sela and Amanda are back, with Amanda being some sort of young genius with biomolecular and virus research We also find out the Coalition s secret source for their vast quantities of blood Not going to go into much detail for this one because I m saving it all for the grand finale on my rev 2.5 stars It s hard to believe how such a promising series devolved so quickly In this addition to the Joe Pitt series, our titular character falls deeper in the middle of a convoluted mess of a turf war Sela and Amanda are back, with Amanda being some sort of young genius with biomolecular and virus research We also find out the Coalition s secret source for their vast quantities of blood Not going to go into much detail for this one because I m saving it all for the grand finale on my review of the last book but needless to say that the series isn t really getting any better as it goes along At this point I think that Huston is overreaching in his ability to continue and maintain the noir tone while coming up with fresh material and storylines for each novel all while expanding the overarching plot Will go into further detail on my review of the final book This is definitely a fourth book in the series I have no idea how anyone could jump into the series by starting with this book and understand what the heck is going on


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Every Last Drop [Read] ➵ Every Last Drop ➼ Charlie Huston – Liversite.co.uk It s like this a series of bullet riddled bad breaks has seen rogue Vampyre and terminal tough guy Joe Pitt go from PI for hire to Clan connected enforcer to dead man walking in a New York minute And It s like this a series of bullet riddled bad breaks has seen rogue Vampyre and terminal tough guy Joe Pitt go from PI for hire to Clan connected enforcer to dead man walking in a New York minute And after burning Every Last PDF or all his bridges, the only one left to cross leads to the Bronx, where Joe s brass knuckles and straight razor can t keep him from running afoul of a sadistic old bloodsucker with a bad bark and a worse bite Even if every Clan in Manhattan is hollering for Joe s head on a stick, it s got to be better than trying to survive in the outer borough wildernessSo it s a no brainer when Clan boss Dexter Predo comes looking to make a deal All Joe has to do to win back breathing privileges on his old turf is infiltrate an upstart Clan whose plan to cure the Vyrus could expose the secret Vampyre world to mortal eyes and set off a panic driven massacre Not cool But Joe s all over it To save the Undead future, he just has to wade neck deep through all the archenemies, former friends, and assorted heavy hitters he s crossed in the past No sweat Maybe not, but definitely blood than he s ever seen or hungered for And maybe even some tears over the horror and heartbreaking truth about the evil men do no matter who or what they are.