Immortal - Gene Doucette
Adam has been around since the beginning of mankind. Adam takes us through the events that lead to someone discovery what he is. He has a few encounters with other species, and is able to finally figure out how to get rid of one of them. You also get a glimpse back to his earlier times and when he first encountered some of the beings that are after him. His memories back to some of the earliest moments in history shape him and give you an idea of the man he is now. This is a great book. It's definitely not what I expected. While he stopped aging around his thirties, Adam believes he can, in fact, be killed. He isn't quite sure how he came to be immortal. There is a ton of dry humor, which makes reading this book that much better. I love that Adam is not a hero. He's a drunk that goes from town to town just living his life. He's never had any aspirations to do great things. He doesn't care to be the "good guy." He also has very good fight or flight instincts, and that is what has let him survive for so long. Adam is also trying to figure out who the mysterious red-headed woman is. This is a great book for those wanting to dip into the fantasy world, but don't care for magic. Immortal has supernatural creatures, but doesn't include the "magic" that makes them who they are. They are just people who Adam runs into from time to time. It is definitely not a book for kids. There are a few crude parts, so if you don't like that sort of thing you can pass over them.