- File Size: 114 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 4, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0063UL9FQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,748 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Circus of the Dead Kindle Edition
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So the book started out promisingly. The writing style is a bit more elegant than your average teenage romance book, but it kept throwing me off when it would suddenly talk about sex or the like as a 15 year old boy would think about it. Just blunt and crass. Not a big fan, but it was only peppered throughout, not the bulk of the material.
This is, as others have said, a short story. That does not bother me. In fact, the night I began reading it, I finished it and was just as happy as if I'd had a part of a novel to read. It was just long enough to cover my 30-45 minutes of reading before I go to bed. Perfect length for a bedtime story. ;) ...albeit probably not everyone's idea of a good one....with zombies and all.
The story itself was alright. Post-zombie-apocalypse, small town, no electricity, etc. The "circus" comes to town, the Reverend forbids anyone from going, many people go anyway. Disaster strikes. There was a huge lead-up to the circus scene, then after the disaster (in which the carnage is skipped because our protagonist is conveniently unconscious), there are a few paragraphs to the end. More or less, "...and so they mostly lived happily ever after in a zombie-infested world." Kindof a bummer ending.
The pace isn't BAD, the story really had me going at some points, and I overall enjoyed Circus of the Dead, and I am glad I read it. It just felt...undercooked? Diluted?
Now, many reviewers have commented on the length of this story. It was a fine length, easily readable in about one or two sittings. My concerns stem from the abrupt end of the story itself, and the somewhat minor role played by the dead.
I am not complaining about the length; the length was agreeable as far as short stories go. In this case, it just seems like this was a part of what could have been a much longer tale. Had this NOT been a short story, and had it been doubled, or possibly even tripled in length, this rating could have been a star or two higher.
Overall, it wasn't bad, I just feel like it could have been better. In spite of this 3 star rating, I am anxious to read more by this author.
I especially appreciate the perception into life among religious zealots and the consequences. I would recommend this to my friends, especially friends that are fans of Horror fiction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story. Good plot. Anyone who likes zombies will love this book. It was really a super awesome book. I loved it.Published 29 days ago by Kathryn Moore
I liked the book but I found it could have had a longer storyline. It was a good story which could be made into a book.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Not at all a bad tale, although it was a little predictable and familiar. I would have liked to know a bit more about the parts skipped, but the writing was good and I did love the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Melody Hewson
Excellent, vivid imagery and a strong sense of a young man's frustration and fascination with the constraints of his society in a post-apocalyptic small town. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scarlett R. Algee
A short story by a writer who understands the medium. A modern wild west facing a new evil as well as the ancient evil of a man's heart. Read morePublished 8 months ago by CBGeary
Predictable ending. The dialog is...unusual. It switches from alsmost elegant to crass anf although I understand the reason why, it throws the whole experience off. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael A.
A good story with great writing! If the idea of combining a post apocalyptic world, a circus, an old west mentality, zombies, and surprisingly good writing sounds good to you, take... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tiner
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