This book was "O.K.". It's funny that the movie was a completely different story. Not a waste of time, but not great.
The vampire thing has been written about a million times. This version offers very little that is new.
The vampires are the same teeth-baring, stake-in-the-chest challenged, pale as death, garlic-adverse creatures that we all know and love.
Also very little happens until the very end of the book so if it wasn't for the excellent narration ( and the hope that 'something' was bound to happen soon - it didn't) I probably wouldn't have stayed to hear the end.
Kind of disappointing.
I hadn't seen the movie and didn't really know anything about the story when I bought this book. I'm generally pretty open minded about books and absolutely love sci-fi, but I had little patience for this book. I forced myself to finish it in hopes that it would have some redeeming quality- it didn't. If you want to hear a lone man raving for hours- this is a book for you. Otherwise, please don't waste your time, money/credits!
This is the rare moment that the movie is way better than the book. About an hour or so into the book I was hoping the vampires would win - the main character is really that annoying..
This was without a doubt the worse book I have ever purchased. It drolled on and on and on. Three hours in and the guy found a dog. Be still my heart! The guy works at "a plant" yet he is able to analyze blood, viruses and bacteria! Puhlease!
I found it absolutely ridiculous that faced with endless vampire attacks and possible complete desolation that Neville still has trouble dealing with sexual urges brought on by taunting female vampires.
The book was a total disappointment. I would have been better served buying a cereal box and reading it cover to cover. SAVE YOUR MONEY! I only wish I could give it a half of a star.
This book is so poorly written that I doubt the narrator and producer had much opportunity to gloss over its weaknesses. If you like 2 dimensional characters reeling among various states of hysteria and sadness with 1 dimensional boogeymen (and women) yammering endlessly outside, go for it. This is the first book I could not tolerate enough to finish, giving up maybe half way through.