- Mass Market Paperback: 321 pages
- Publisher: Leisure Books (January 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0843952016
- ISBN-13: 978-0843952018
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (346 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,197,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Rising Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2004
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We learn quickly that the world went insane when some scientists working in one of those secret weapons laboratories experimented with a new particle accelerator. Whoops. The experiment had all sorts of important functions, at least on paper, but warnings that strange incidents could take place went largely ignored by the technicians involved in the project. When reports began surfacing about the recently dead suddenly reanimating and wreaking havoc, people wrote it off as nonsense.Read more ›
Then I read "The Rising".
If you are a fan of horror fiction then Brian Keene's "The Rising" is NOT unknown to you. This book is one of the most original ventures into the zombie genre you can find and I guarantee it will be emulated in the years to come. Brian Keene's zombies still hunger for the living and have the capacity to move fast after you but the worse aspect is that they think. These zombies operate vehicles, use weapons, and work together. They actually plot courses of action.Read more ›
THE RISING is shockingly violent. The horrors that man exacts on man following the breakdown of civilization is somehow worse than the horrors perpetrated by the demon-infested zombie hoard. I normally recommend good books to my wife after I read them. This book, though entertaining, describes events so vile and disturbing that I simply could not recommend it to anyone other than the most hardened of horror fans.
Brian Keene has writing talent, there is no mistake about that. His style gets to the point without a lot of needless chatter. William Strunk would have been proud. His descriptions are concrete and clear. He passes Ayn Rand's test for keeping abstract ideas to a minimum. I liked the touch of adding a character who reads Nitzsche in the midst of an apocalypse. Very clever.
There were some things I would have done differently had I had the talent and skill to write this kind of novel. First, I wouldn't have given away so much so early. The reason for the zombie invasion is explained too early and in too much detail. What I remember most of the time I first saw DAWN OF THE DEAD was puzzling over why it was happening. I would piece through clues from the lines of characters in the movie as well as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, theorizing in my mind over what had really happened.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wish I had read the Goodreads reviews first and saved myself the price of the book. Keene's premise of what happened to cause the zombies is different, or at least has not been... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Lee Hall
Ive read this book 3 times and think it's one of the best zombie novels out there. 10/10 would read a 4th timePublished 1 month ago by E. herndon
I heard such good things about the rising. I was excited to read it. It won a Bram Award. First off, I bought this on Audible. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This author states the importance of his own work in the web description and on the book cover but this isn't the cultural pillar it proclaims to be. Read morePublished 6 months ago by glasscity
Keene's zombie fiction starts out very strongly and it definitely drew me in. He is indeed a creative author, he explores the classic zombie apocalypse scenario with a unique depth... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Payne