The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
(Felix Gomez #1)
by Mario Acevedo (2006)
The first and only vampire book to be declassified by the federal government . . .
Felix Gomez went to Iraq a soldier. He came back a vampire.
Now he finds himself pulled into a web of intrigue when an old friend prompts him to investigate an outbreak of nymphomania at the secret government facilities in Rocky Flats. He’ll find out the cause of all these horny women or die trying! But first he must contend with shadowy government agents, Eastern European vampire hunters, and women who just want his body . . .
Skewering sexual myths, conspiracy fables, and government bureaucracy, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats reveals the bizarre world of the undead with a humorous slant and a fresh twist.
For a ‘humorous slant’, it’s not very funny. Maybe the funny parts just fell over and laid down to die.
It’s not that the writing is bad, it’s workmanlike and passable. Just not funny.
Humour in literature can be done several ways. It can be in the telling – the voice of the narrator like Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams. Or the writing voice can be neutral with the humour coming from the characters and situations, like Simon Hayes (Hal Spacejock series) or Tom Sharpe and P. G. Wodehouse.
Here these is no ‘spark’ or character to indicate humourous intent. Although this is a short book, after 20 percent I gave up.