- File Size: 211 KB
- Print Length: 47 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 2, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004Z1F90G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was surprised how emotionally involved I did get in the characters. It doesn't seem easy to be drawn into a world so 'simplistic', but the simplicity fit, being from the dog's point of view. I liked how it really made me experience the world through the dog's eyes and nose, his keener senses, his protectiveness.
It was very clever how the story revealed some little details, showing us certain things without ever telling us, but still being clear enough to be understood.
All in all I really liked it and am glad I got a chance to read it. If I hadn't known the author, I admit, I probably wouldn't have read it since I'm not much into zombie stories. Just proves - once again - you can't judge a book by it's cover. Or it's topic! I hope you all give it a chance. If nothing else, it's a good afternoon distraction with a unique twist on a well-known idea.
Prairie Home Apocalypse is original and beautifully written. Albert Berg is able to find a voice for his narrator (the dog) that is relatable and believable, and I found myself smiling in appreciation as he found ways to move the plot forward while never leaving that perspective. If a good dog told a really great story about zombies, this is exactly what I imagine it would sound like.
As a die-hard zombie fan, I have looked at my beloved little dogs and worried about how I'll fit them into my personal ZA plan. If you're nodding your head right now and thinking, "yeah, me too," you really need to read Prairie Home Apocalypse. If you're not nodding your head, you REALLY need to read Prairie Home Apocalypse.
There is violence. This is a zombie story, after all. There is the girl. But mostly, there is the dog. This is his story and it's told from his point of view. That point of view is what makes this story so compelling and appealing.
And, in the end, so heartbreaking.
I highly recommend it.
It could have been better, though, if it had had one more going-over by an editor with a sharp eye. There are some typos and a couple of formatting glitches. "It's" is frequently used where "its" is meant. These things bother the grammar-obsessed reader. But they don't bother her too much.
A terrific story.
Unique and well written perspective.
Good character development, even though it is difficult as the dog is the main character.
No real dialogue, which could have been a negative, but the book's writing carries it off well.
A few minor typos, but nothing major.
Overall a solid A- work.
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