Screw The Galaxy (Hard Luck Hank #1)
by Steven Campbell
I didn’t know what to expect when i started Hard Luck Hank. I had been told by a friend that it was a fun light hearted violent read. That didn’t sound possible so I had to check it out.
In the first scene Hank is falling 5 stories and lands on his head. Then he gets up and complains a bit and hurries on to settle a dispute between a bunch of armed thugs about to kill each other. One thug drops a huge crate on hank from a crane. As Hank climbs out from the hole in the crate he is mildly annoyed to notice his pants had been torn off. So in his underwear he calms everyone down using just his words.
That pretty much sets the scene for the rest of the book. Hank is a Mutant that is basically bulletproof. The few things that do hurt him are not much of a problem because he also heals fast. The story takes place on a space station in the most remote edge of the galaxy. It is filled with 100,000 people almost all work for one crime boss or another. Yes because of its distance to civilized parts of the galactic Empire it is natural that anyone hiding from the law would end up there. For that reason the cast of characters Hank has to deal with is hilarious.
When a threat to the whole station arises they will all need to work together. But how do you get a whole population of 75,000 thugs to work with each other? Things get even more complicated when Hank finds out the most powerful mutant ever that can just think anything into or out of existence (but only when he is high) is hiding on the station wanting to get sober things get really complicated.
I loved this book and all 8,000 people living on the Station. I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun light hearted violent read.
I give it 4 out 5 Stars