So today during lunch I finished A Night of Blacker Darkness by Dan Wells, which is the first book I've ever actually purchased on the Kindle. AKA I actually spent money on it, but I'm glad I did.
Outside of a frequent mortuary setting, this book is very different from Wells's I Am NOT a Serial Killer series (which I enjoyed immensely). It's much more humorous . . . a sort of comedy-horror-fantasy-historical mish-mash that takes rather absurd and entertaining turns in its plot. I started reading because Mr. Wells handed me a business card at WorldCon advertising it. I believe it's his first self-published novel.
I admit that, at first, I was leery about the book. The prose read differently than I had expected, and I don't generally pick up comic-fantasy-fiction in my leisure time. But once my brain adjusted to the quick pace of the story, I rather liked it. As in yes, I actually LOLed in several areas and have developed a very strange twitterpation towards John Keats. This book is very A Series of Unfortunate Events-esque, but it all ties in rather well, and, well, it's a fun read. I would definitely recommend it.
There were a few grammar mistakes here and there, and I think the title doesn't really reflect the story, but other than that, two thumbs up. I'll give it either four or five stars on GoodReads . . . I'll follow what my heart tells me when I get around to posting a review there. ;)