I learned so much about writing from watching television. I know that sounds a bit odd, but TV shows have to be well-plotted, fast-paced, and feature characters you love (or love to hate) in order to be successful. There are a few in particular that inspired Reboot and influenced my writing recently:
1. Battlestar Galactica – This show asks you to think about what it means to be human. Are the Cylons lesser because they started out as a machine made by humans? How do we decide who has a soul and who has humanity?
2. The Walking Dead – Over the course of the show, different characters question just how far gone the Walkers are. They still have some brain activity left, so as I watched I always wondered – how much of the person was actually left in there?
3. Dexter – Is it ok to kill people if they’re bad? Where do we draw the line? Being inside the head of a man who loved to kill, who needed to kill in order to feel alive, is both fascinating and horrifying.
4. Friday Night Lights - This show captures small-town Texas life perfectly, and featured some of the most complex, interesting character relationships on television.
5.Buffy the Vampire Slayer – There is a lot to be learned from watching any Joss Whedon show, but Buffy taught me how to set terrible choices for characters. Do you save the world or save your boyfriend? Do you let a loved one die or sacrifice yourself? The characters in Buffy often had to make the worst, most heart-wrenching choices, and it made for riveting television.
The story is quite stupid. mix of Hunger Games and similar. The world is devastated and if I understand correctly there are only five cities populated by people. Read morePublished 19 days ago by tomkus
Reboot is a great dystopian with an interesting concept, where a virus called KDH had ravaged humanity and caused some people to return from the dead, who are now called the... Read morePublished 20 days ago by DragonCeres
This book was really interesting, and the idea was original and creative. There are some parts that would make me suggest this book to people over the age of 11, but it was funny. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Splashtail of SnowClan
Functional, butt-kicking zombies? Sign me up! Okay, I guess I already did sign myself up or I wouldn’t be writing this review. Read morePublished 1 month ago by WulfLuva
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Great plot and characters. Is not a rehash of any other novel or situation even though the plot may sound like you've... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MaryCory
Action doesn't stop and there is not too much teenage hormonal stuff so worth a reading particularly if you have a teenager who is reading it as well. Good parent child bonding.Published 1 month ago by Antonio Rodriguez
Even though this is a young adult book I read it and it was really incredible. I'm really looking forward to the sequel!Published 1 month ago by MomTo4Cats