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- Print Length: 69 pages
- Publication Date: December 18, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006OOSWRO
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,811 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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He has been writing since he was young, but the daunting task of facing rejection after rejection in the traditional publishing world always kept him from pursuing his passion. The new eBook revolution has given him a chance to put his work out there for everyone to enjoy, and he has been shocked at the reception it's received!
A.R. Wise's series of zombie fiction, Deadlocked, has enjoyed massive success on Amazon. Five Star reviews continue to pour in and the success has encouraged him to continue to write. If you enjoy his work, you have the eBook revolution to thank for it!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
SPOILERS (general theme)
This is the story of an sudden and unexpected Zombie outbreak in a city. The infestation starts slowly but rapidly overruns the area causing residents to panic and flee for their lives. This is the story of Dave, who is at the hospital when things start to go awry and his attempt to get home to his family.
Impressions: some pros and cons...
1.) not an unusual scenario for a Zombie tale but one that was interesting and started out with some intriguing ideas and truly grotesques imagery.
2.) although Dave's desire to get home to his family was noble and understandable, the methods to arrive there stretched ones sense of believability. Some examples (without going into specific details, but please read at your own risk) to follow...
a.) the pontoon ride and the cops.
b.) the long swim in frigid waters.
c.) the ongoing confrontation with the thugs.
d.) the inability to push a boat from a dock by 4 adults resulting in the needless loss of 2 human lives at the end of the story.
This is a story where author A.R. Wise shows that he is a writer with some promise. The story of getting from point A to point B was sound...it's just that some of the circumstances within the journey were, to say the least, improbable. Yes I realize this is a fictional story, but if events occur that are not believable within the context of the what's being written, then it looses qualities that prevent it from becoming a memorable piece of fiction.
I really liked the overall story but I had trouble engaging a tale where so many occurrances were, even for a fictional work, unlikely.
As it is 2 1/2 Stars.
I had a hard time picking a star rating for this book. There was so much in it that had me rolling my eyes and wishing I could have edited this. For example, we are not told the main character's name until around 10% of the book. Then it is said once and not again until way later in the book. I cannot even remember what his name was. David? It didn't stick out enough for me to remember.
But what really killed me was the development (or lack there of). Within HOURS of the virus/sickness hitting the world, everyone knows that the infected are zombies and that you have to get them in the head to kill them. How did they figure it out so fast? There was no time for the main character to contemplate killing human beings. I get it: kill or be killed but come on...there isn't even a second thought. Not once.
The main character makes some really stupid choices, which is something I can overlook since he is just a regular old joe with no survival training. But his constant injuries would have killed him. He spends how long in chilly water with a horrible head injury? So incredibly unrealistic. When he takes his shoes off and throws them in the river then never mentions putting shoes on again all I could think was that this book needs to be more carefully proofread for holes in the plot. This book was all over the place with no good consistency or flow.
The characters are so flat and 1D. There was no character development until the very end when the main character shows his deep devotion to his family.
The wording had me rolling my eyes too. It seemed like random 'SAT words' were stuck in to make this book sound smart or something. It was awkward and didn't always fit correctly. (Wrong words were used).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A page turner. sucks in your time and before you know the book will be over and you will be wanting to purchase the next. would recommend.Published 14 days ago by Nicole
This book was harder for me to read than the following ones. When I started reading Deadlocked 2, I couldn't get enough. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carolyn M. Bushey
Cool. The book had tension and graphic scenes and I liked the writing.Published 4 months ago by Ikey Babe
I liked the characters in this book. They were real. I've seen a lot of zombie movies some good and some bad. I could picture this in my head and it is starting off likes good one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
I love zombies. Books, movies, tv, you name it. This story, while kinda short, hooked me and kept me engaged and wanting more the entire time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by That 510 guy
It was an unexpected unique story. I couldn't put it down and when it was over I couldn't wait to read the next in the series. I plan to read it again and as many books that A.R. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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