- File Size: 235 KB
- Print Length: 23 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 30, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005R6Q5LU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #8440 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
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- #38830 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
The Apocalypse Blog Book 0: Before the End Kindle Edition
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1. It's free (most if not all of the time)
2. It is even NAMED book 0 (zero, nada, bubkis, zilch, etc)so that should provide a clue that it's basically an introductory piece... a prologue leading up to book 1.
3. Did I mention that it's free?
Does it leave you hanging? Oh yeah. The "main event" that the trilogy is built upon is almost an afterthought here. (hence the one star deduction. The dismount is sudden and just a bit early and, like the fabled East German Judge, I deduct for that.
But I've read the rest of the trilogy and know just how good this series is. Do yourself a HUGE favor and roll the dice. Grab the freebie teaser and plop down a couple of bucks for book 1 while you're at it. You WILL be hooked.
You want me to define hooked? If you're a fan of post-apocalyptica fiction this is like Kindle Crack. I'm a hard core junkie for this genre, I'm in my mid-fifties (with gusts into the low sixties) so I've read TONS of this type of book. I can honestly say that I use Stephen King's "The Stand" (the real version, not that crapola "director's cut" one they released several years later) as the standard I measure all others by. I would say that Hugh Howey's "Wool" series is probably my second favorite in the genre. The Apocalype Blog books are every bit as good - possibly better - than the "Wool" books.
Check out my other reviews and you'll know I'm not a shill. This series is the real deal and Melanie Edmonds needs to learn how to write quicker than I can read. She's one of the best indie author's I've found in the 2 years since my son gave me a Kindle for my birthday.
But there wasn't much to go on.
There are only "23 pages" in this example text.
The writing is fairly decent, although I'm wondering if the "blog format"
will get old after awhile.
The next (actual first) book in the series is getting decent to good reviews.
So I might purchase it at $2.99 to see if it's any good and then go from there.
(the next two are $4.99 -- this is fairly expensive for a Kindle e-book, imo)
I might get a sample of Book 1 first and see what it's like.
One reviewer for Book 1 said there are editing issues, which doesn't bode well,
but I didn't notice any offhand in this example text.
This book is not about zombies or the apocalypse. This is about a 20 something year old who has problems with her boyfriend, her job, her best friend and her father. On the very last page she vaguely mentions that "they" are under attack. Whose they!?! Humans? America? Her apartment complex? Her family? A little clarity would be nice.
This book is barely 20 pages long and it was free, I don't have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with is that the next book is $2.99 and the two after that are $4.99 a piece. Are you friggin' kidding me!?! If the first one was this bad and misleading, what the heck makes the author think I'm going to PAY her for the next installments!?!
Look, this isn't a book or a story. This is just some whiny girl's blog posts that she is trying to pass off as a book.
Sadly, I just can not get too excited about Melanie Edmonds' The Apocalypse Blog: Book 0.