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I downloaded the new book unto my kindle, and clouds parted while angels sang. I devoured The Killing Floor in just a couple of days, and felt it was as good, if not better, than The Infection (and The Infection rocked). Great new characters, familiar old friends, some flashbacks, and of course, brutal action throughout, made this book 5 stars for me. And a great ending, although the window remains open for potential sequels-----I'm waiting patiently---the earth abides.....
Great writing, Mr. DiLouie.
The first book was about a group of survivors trekking their way thru Pittsburgh tofind a government camp with an epic conclusion followed by the military returning to take back the USA. This one focuses now on three groups which definitely kept the pace up the entire book.
The Killing Floor switches between the survivors on the first book, The US Military returning from overseas bases.. which also adds a nice military perspective similar to "Tooth and Nail" (another awesome book by Craig Dilouie). And the third follows Ray Young which adds a nice "Zombie: Ohio" twist to the Infection saga.
Throughout the book he jumps around from group to group which is a good thing because once you get right into it, the chapter ends and you keep reading because you keep wanting more. Craig Dilouie has definitely nailed this one. This book is a fantastic sequel, but I do recommend you pick up the first one and read it before going thru this.
Although it can be read as a stand alone title. It's always good to read the prequels to get a better understanding of whats going on.
The Killing Floor moves between various groups that are trying to survive the mass infection that has destroyed American society. DiLouie spends more time digging into the minds and motivations of the individuals that make up the primary story. Hope, anger, despair... DiLouie nails it. Unlike most zombie novels, DiLouie goes beyond the "walking dead" plot line and introduces mutations that give the survivors much more to deal with than shuffling dead people who don't give up. Throw in his rich detail when it comes to the battle carnage, and you don't have to work very hard to paint a vivid picture in your mind.
For me, the best part of the novel is what DiLouie did with Ray Jones. Unlike all the other infected victims, Ray survives his encounter with the mutated creatures. DiLouie gives the reader two ways to go with Ray's situation... is Ray a solution to the infection, or has he become something more dangerous? The twists and turns are unexpected but executed perfectly to complement the story.
In my mind, The Killing Floor (combined with The Infection) are must-reads if you're interested in the zombie genre. Craig DiLouie has cemented his place as a top author in my "read immediately" list.
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The Killing Floor picks up right where The Infection leaves us, bringing back all of the characters who survive the first story, even one special character whom we think is doomed when we leave The Infection, and introducing many new characters. Like Infection, itself, DiLouie allows his zombie mythology to evolve and adapt, and therein he finds the central plot of The Killing Floor. It threatens to become hackneyed, but DiLouie jumps in with both feet and develops it enough so that it feels legitimate, natural, and unique.
The Killing Floor differs from The Infection a bit in style. While The Infection jumps between characters' perspectives, most of the ensemble sticks together, providing a single stream storyline. The Killing Floor is a much more ambitious story in that the main characters are broken into several groups, which all have their own storylines and themes. It also follows many more characters. This technique can often be challenging for newer writers, as it takes balancing chronology to tell a coherent story, and it takes discipline to give the reader what's important to know, else the novel risks running hundreds and hundreds of pages. The Killing Floor never misses a beat here and keeps us engaged and pushing the story forward. It never is confusing in the sense that we aren't quite sure how to distinguish characters or settings even though it jumps around often. It never is scant on the details.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good old fashioned post apocalypse fun... this was the second book I bought by Craig. i really enjoyed "The Infection" and hoped this equal would deliver the same action... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nick Litten
Craig DiLouie is the Danny Boyle of paperback novels. Fast paced, fast zombies, and the stories are developed too, unlike other zombie novels out there that are too predictable... Read morePublished 9 months ago by no crap
“The Killing Floor” is a vivid look at this brutal post-apocalyptic world. The story picks up where “The Infection” leaves off following the remaining groups of survivors. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Drew (@drewsant)
If you love apocalyptic stories and if zombies or monsters are in your cache of favorite creatures, than you will thoroughly enjoy this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jillyb3
Fantastic zombie apocalypse novel. Well written and has a great plot.Published 14 months ago by tim swearman