- By Tom Lichtenberg

Death Ray Butterfly

  • Title: Death Ray Butterfly
  • Author: Tom Lichtenberg
  • ISBN: 9781452375939
  • Page: 439
  • Format: ebook
  • Death Ray Butterfly Inspector Stanley Mole doesn t mind a hard case but things have gotten out of hand There s a killer who escapes to a parallel universe a year old murder a witness to her own death a toddler

    Inspector Stanley Mole doesn t mind a hard case, but things have gotten out of hand There s a killer who escapes to a parallel universe, a 20,000 year old murder, a witness to her own death, a toddler assassin, subatomic particle sniffing butterflies, and much, much This time it s not just his reputation that s on the line This time it s than personal.

    1 thought on “Death Ray Butterfly

    1. This book is so quirky you can't help but get drawn in from the first paragraph. With such an "outside-the-box" premise, you never know what to expect, from plot to character to setting to simple objects like the lighter I really don't want to give anything away, because it is so much fun to discover it as you read. It is all done with a tongue in cheek humor and hysterical characterizations, such as the toddler assassin, that it was over way too soon (my only real problem). This character could [...]

    2. Novella about a futuristic cop universe-hopping to chase his nemesis. Rambling story with too much extraneous material.SPOILER ALERT: I'm about to tell you the 2 funniest lines so you don't have to bother reading this story unless you want. It was free for the Kindle.The cop has a disdain for private investigators. He called one "a crippled, albino, midget, gypsy detective from Albania." The other mentioned was a "short, fat, club-footed gay Eskimo with a Fu Manchu mustache."

    3. This book is so bad that it doesn’t deserve to be called a book. More like somebody’s disjointed journal. The author couldn’t make two paragraphs blend together with a paint mixer. My six year-old grandson talks with more clarity than this guy can write. I feel my IQ has dropped at couple of points.

    4. This short story story has everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. It's like Phillip Marlowe and Fox Maulder had a love child that played at Michael Moorcock's house in the multiverse while riding in H.G. Wells time machine. If that hasn't put a hurt on your brain yet, just stick around for more. The love child of Fox and Phillip is actually our protagonist named Inspector Mole. Getting close to retirement, he works all the weird and inexplicable cold case files for the government. When he's [...]

    5. Tom Lichtenberg, Rays and Nights, vol. 2: Death Ray Butterfly (Lulu, 2010)I have just done something that, to date, I never have before: I abandoned an ebook before its end. (Note: I ended up doing it again less than a week after this. But where that book was well over six hundred pages in length, this one is just ninety-four.)In fact, I had difficulty sticking to the fifty-page rule with this one. I did, because at least one review says that this book starts out with an annoying style and then [...]

    6. A superbly quirky little book, written very much with tongue in cheek humour following the reminisces of a retired detective in the future (or maybe just in some parallel universe). The writing is a little disjointed but that adds to the feel of being told the story by the lead character, Stanley Mole, as he remembers his career making cases. Although the story could've ended up being very complex and completely confusing with the various parallel universes, situations and characters it's actual [...]

    7. This is one of the few books I did not read through to the end as I did not enjoy the tongue-in-cheek writing style. The story involves cracking difficult crimes and travelling to parallel universes - with no garantee of ever getting back home.

    8. Couldn’t engage with this story, it was simply too cluttered for me - the unusual formatting didn’t help.

    9. This novella (it's only 80-odd pages) can best be described as quirky, sci-fi noir. The story rambles, and is somewhat disjointed in places, but overall it's enjoyable enough.

    10. It kept me reading, as disjointed as it was I didn't however find myself satisfied after reading it. An odd book.

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