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Awaiting the sequel...
on June 1, 2009
I would like to give this book 3 1/2 stars, not three. But not quite 4 either. It was a good basic zombie story that ended up being ruined by the ending. It was the usual, though not formulaic, zombie story. Right up until the end when all hell broke loose with a bunch of new plot twists, and then the book doesn't really end, because CLEARLY there is a sequel coming. Sigh. Fine. Of course I'll read it because who the hell wants to be left hanging, you know?
Interesting aside...there are many stories/books that I would love to read a sequel to because I am just not ready to let go of the characters at the end. Or maybe I want to find out what happens to them later. That's great. But one thing I have learned very recently, most notably through Rhiannon Frater's "As the World Dies" trilogy - IT'S GREAT TO KNOW RIGHT UP FRONT THAT IT'S A TRILOGY. No shucking around, you know in advance, and you can prepare yourself.
That said, the book was not awful. In fact (except for the typos and wrong word usage: hoard instead of horde; b-line instead of beeline; crews instead of cruise....those are just a very few) the story was a good one. There was a whole LOT of male posturing and bullying and jockeying for position in this zombie infested town, and Our Hero kept winding up in unfavorable situations that were bizarre, yet predictable based on the storyline. I know there's gonna be some of that when the zombies finally do come, LOL, but not in EVERY SINGLE SITUATION YOU COME ACROSS.
But definitely read it. It was pretty good. [close]