Weirdo Company volume 1 by Ben Guilfoy
Genre: Modern day military fantasy
There are five short stories included in this collection, and they’re all a lot of fun! When it started out, it felt like your standard military story that dealt with stuff that was a little weird. But that weird got BIG AND CRAZY really fast! The stuff Weirdo Company deals with is amazing! I mean, the titles of the stories probably give that fact away… but actually following the characters through it all is something else.
I was hooked part way through the first story, with a line that I loved so much I had to make a meme for it…
Oops. Sorry, I’m bad at Twitter. 😛 I meant to link this image… pic.twitter.com/og5rcPPooM
— Ryan Toxopeus (@RyanToxopeus) March 28, 2018
And it felt like the stories were anticipating my questions, sometimes. I’d be reading, and thinking, “Hmmm, I wonder about X.” When that happened, it wasn’t long before the answer came. That built a lot of trust between me as a reader and the author early on, so I relaxed and enjoyed the stories more as the series continued.
The fifth story had a couple hiccups in it, with what I think was a missing word, and a couple words that I think were typos. I hadn’t noticed it enough to bother me in the other four stories, and I was enjoying it all so much by that point that it didn’t bug me too much.
I will definitely be checking out future volumes in this series, because this was a great read!