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Trooper #4 Paperback – July 17, 2012
Top Customer Reviews
At least that's how I'd write the blurb for the front of the DVD. On a more serious note, this really was an enjoyable story that caught me completely off guard.
I feel I should give potential readers the same type of warning I was given prior to reading Life of Pi - "Don't give up, it gets better!" In the case of Yann Martel's masterpiece, the warning was to get me through the first half of a book that was, I have to admit, painfully slow. In the case of Trooper #4, the opening does not lack for pace but for substance. That changes. Dramatically. So don't give up!
What begins as a yet another end-of-the-world zombie-fest (not quite "zombies" but close enough) takes a mind blowing twist when the protagonist, T. Felice, realizes she is not the hero of this story. Or is she?
That's as much as I want to give away because the fun of this novel, on the first read, is the surprise. Just as Martel did, Chinn managed to flip a story, more than once, and leave me wondering how I never saw it coming. And though the genres are different, both authors managed to pile on layers on meaning within a seemingly simple narrative.
Chinn's writing is economical and effective, the pace is fast, and the story is gripping. Trooper #4 has all the elements of a classic action story--compelling hero, evil villain, a world in need of saving--but with enough metaphysical twists and turns to feed every reader's inner philosopher.
I look forward to reading more by Chinn!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like this audiobook. It's a different take on the apocalypse and zombies or moaners, which was neat but the narration took it over the top to great! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Teresa
Really enjoyed the audiobook. The narration is restrained and expertly paced. The story is conveyed through subtle changes in tone and inflection that suggests character,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by AlasKat
Nice short read, plot idea is original, ending is satisfying. Occasionally hard to follow but worth the effort. I would recommend to my friends.Published on December 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer