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Book 1 of 3 in the Domain of the Dead Series

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Karl ]l Miller is co-editor of the London Review of Books, and Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London; his earlier books include Doubles: Studies in Literary History (OUP, 1985).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Permuted Press (November 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934861278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934861271
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,049,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Perhaps I'm letting one flaw in a book bother me too much. However, one thing kept me from giving this story another star- drops. In this case the continual dropping of weapons by the characters, it became an annoying plot crutch far too often to forgive.

I mean, it's years after the zombie apocalypse, anyone dropping their weapon that often would have long been dead, duct tape the freaking thing to your hand if necessary. The author seriously needs to find another method of creating tension than having his heroes dropping their guns every time a zombie comes within a mile of their location. "Look! It's a zombie! Crap, dropped my gun....again....that's the tenth time today."

Beyond that, Domain of the Dead is a fairly solid entry in the genre.
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Finding high quality Zombie literature is akin to waiting for your favorite song to come on the radio; sometimes,you have to sift through some garbage before you can find the good stuff. Iain McKinnon's DOMAIN OF THE DEAD is good stuff. It's a thunderclap of a novel, taut and lean. McKinnon's spare prose is effective in carrying the reader along at breakneck speed, while still giving you characters to care about. All killer, no filler if you will.
The story starts well after the Zombie uprising, so the characters are already weary and hardened when we first meet them. This allows for a more steamlined action narrative. The action in DOTD is tight and vicious, and doesn't skimp on the zombie goodness. Mr.McKinnon has a good ear for dialogue, giving you characters who seem like they could be your neighbors.
Any drawbacks to this zomie enchilada? Well, yes, but they were minor. The descriptions of what the World's governments looked like after the uprising were unique and some more insight into them would have been welcome. That's the only gripe I really had.
Overall, this is a novel that needs to be in your zombie library. I purchased this book based on the recommendation of a friend, and I can honestly say I was pleased with my buy. I eagerly look forward to getting my hands on more of Mr. Mckinnon's work.
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DOMAIN OF THE DEAD is one of those zombie novels that balances nail-biting action with finely-drawn characters. You care about these people. The author also has a deft hand in balancing common tropes of the zombie genre with new twists that keep the story fresh and exciting. Highly recommended.
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First the good. The author has great potential and a good writing style. I believe that he will, one day, create excellent works. While his characters stay shallow with no real depth (never fully coming to life for me) they were fun and had different voices in the novel. Many authors are not capable of this, having each character appear to be the same personality with a different name.

Now the bad. It is painfully obvious that his firearm knowledge was gained from movies and bad novels. It might just be the kindle edition, but this story also needs to be proof read. His characters drop their weapons with ridiculous regularity, in an effort to add tension I assume. People with more then a passing knowledge of firearms will have to forgive a large amount of terminology abuse; authors love to talk about cordite without bothering to research it, clips instead magazines, bullets and hulls in place of cartridges, etc. The standard mistakes.

With that said, I would recommend this to fans of the zombie horror genre with the caveat that it is a "light" novel but very entertaining. I like the author and expect he will grow and become a favorite of mine
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By Kora87 on December 8, 2012
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I read ALOT of zombie fiction. This is one of the best I have read. It begins with a group of survivors who have been living in a warehouse years after the outbreak. One day, hope arrives in the form of a helicopter. This divides the group into people who go in the helicopter and those who cannot fit and must stay behind. There is a second book that follows the group who stays behind, but this book is follows those who go in the helicopter. I recommend this book to every horror fan and to anyone who wants to read their first zombie novel. I will say again: it is one of the best zombie novels I have read. I`m excited to see what else will happen in this series and what else this author has coming out.
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Why does this novel deserve five stars? Characters, conflict, research, plot development and intensity. McKinnon masters them all. Let me begin with research since it affects the other aspects. An author who doesn't do adequate research about the environment, conflict, resources, and other important elements of a novel writes a weak novel. McKinnon must spend an extensive amount of time researching virtually all corners of this novel because all the elements of the novel come together seamlessly. His characters are so well developed, we as readers care about them in their struggles to survive. We emotionally fight with them, feel their fear, and share their despair. One of the reasons they're so well developed is because we're not told about the decisions they make in conflict -- we get to follow them as they reason issues out and see them make decisions, for good or bad. All this leads to plot development that's exciting, spell-binding, and a fantastic read, one that just won't allow you to put the book down until you turn the last page, while searching for the next book so you can turn the first page of that one. The intensity runs the gambit. Just when you think you know what's going to happen, McKinnon suddenly takes a turn onto a road you never even knew existed. You realize the shift is perfect and as soon as you start thinking about where it might go -- bam -- McKinnon runs in another direction yet again. You'll love this book and the others in the collection. Hold your breath and steal yourself. Then enter McKinnon's Domain.
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