Mad City: Book One Of The Sean Walsh Post Apocalyptic Series (Volume 1) Paperback – December 10, 2016
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First, the good
Storyline: A nice take on post apocalyptic fiction........a limited nuclear exchange is a pretty rare storyline.....it usually is an all or nothing deal. This gives O'Donnell an interesting backdrop to work with...and he worked with it well, making it an integral part of the storyline and character development.
Characters: Some good ones here........His protagonist is engaging. I'm glad the guy has some flaws and infirmities and is not out of the "stock character" box or just some other big dumb "super soldier" archetype. I was rooting for him right away. I enjoyed the take on Ben and I hope to see more of him (shameless plug inserted here). I had a little trouble with the love interest, I had trouble picturing them together because of the scant back story, a little more would have helped me frame their relationship.
Locations: It is obvious that the guy knows Madison, WI and its environs...I had a vivid picture of all the locations as I myself had been to
Madison in the past. So points to him there!
Editing: In the first page there is a vocab error, magazines in pistols get seated, not seeded! About every few pages there is a misused word. Although it doesn't take away from the story, but it can grate just a bit. A bit more effort (or perhaps a switch of editor) will address this problem.
All in all, a good solid effort on the part of O'Donnell, if he keeps writing them, I'll keep reading them!
I very much liked the ending as it didn't end in a cliffhanger however it left you wanting more, and I'm sure there will be.
I'm no English scholar however I thought it was well written and it kept me engaged throughout the book. This seemingly seems to be the author's first book I would totally recommend.
The story seemed interesting and I got to the 12% mark, the many typos got to dominate the reading experience.
Everybody makes mistakes, but for the $2.99 that I paid, the author could have had the courtesy to proof his book at least once - shows all the hallmarks of a rush job.
Well developed characters, on point action with a believable storyline.
I recommend thos read to everyone. Feed your brain with books
As to my subject line with out giving too much away it has elements of the following genres - spy, thriller, love story, "true crime", a hint at zombies... what's not to love.
While the book hints at a series it is stand alone. You'll have to read it to find out why. I am looking forward to the rest of the series and hopes the author doesn't keep me waiting too long.