Tell us about yourself!
I guess it is time to come clean. Although I never expected it, I am a fan of the genre, and no longer afraid to admit it. This offering clinched it. This book , as some have pointed out, isnt really a zombie story. Yes, they are part of the story, but it is about a group of bloggers selected to follow a presidential candidate during a zombie infested US Presidential election campaign. Someone doesnt seem to want him to get elected.
I had no problems with the narration. I thought both did a good job becoming the characters. The only thing that threw me a little was a voice that reminded me of a King of the Hill character but that was minor.
All in all, I enjoyed this book and may go on to the next one soon
I love a good zombie story as much as the next guy, but a virtuous politician is a mythical creature I just can't suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy.
I liked the adherence to some traditional zombie lore and approaching it from the angle of the characters being journalists. Also, the back-story about the cause of the outbreak, I though,t was not only interesting but plausible within the frame of the story and unique.
Is it my favorite or my least favorite? I'm not really sure. I'm not going to give details, but there's a particular scene that takes place in the van toward the end...
Laughter, sadness, anger. There were a number of powerful moments.
Actually, it took me a while to get through this book as I kept putting it down in disappointment.
I have not read a "zombie story" from this perspective. That part was interesting. And if the story had revolved around that, I believe I would have liked it. But the whole superblogger, fighting for truth and justice, bit was tiresome very early in.
The political and religious attitude of the main character, is in my opinion, just what liberals would like to believe about themselves - sophisticated, enlightened, and non-judgmental. But it comes off as naïve and predictably negative towards Christians and conservatives (of which I am neither). It read at times like the author needed a soapbox to spew her righteous anger which got real old very fast.
Genuine, refreshing, anxious
Getting into the details of how life is decades after the dead rise
This is the best book of the trilogy, and stands on it's own without the other books.
I am only on book three and am so annoyed/disturbed by Georgia's obsession (bordering on lust) for her brother I can barely get through a few minutes of the story without an eye-roll.....or ten. I think I also cringed twice.
For me, Georgia's character just isn't.....likeable. She comes across at times as a total victim (i.e. her retinal "KA" issues) and at other times a snobby know-it-all. I can't find anything redeeming about her and would not want to know her in real life. I like to identify with the main character in books, and to my dismay, Georgia is dominating the story thus far. Buffy is actually the most interesting character even though she sounds like me when I was thirteen (like totally!)
I have no problem with the story and its flow, in fact, I'm enjoying how the story is playing out despite my disinterest in anything to do with zombies. So, to me, it's a good story and I look forward to see how it turns out.....Does Georgia get her man? Does Buffy like totally get eaten by zombies? I don't really care, I'm not invested in these characters at all except to see what new and different ways they can annoy me. Bring on the Zombies!!!!
When the primary narrator wasn't talking.
Jesse Bernstein's yes, Paula Christensen's no.
Christensen's attempts at Shaun's voice killed whatever atmosphere she was trying to create. And we GET IT, main character. Journalistic integrity. Couldn't finish the book.
Phat Girl Slim
It took me a long time to finish. It was so boring, I had no desire to listen... but curiosity kept me coming back. To me, this was a book about blogging, setting up servers and internet security (firewalls, etc). The plot was very thin. There was very little zombie action. I don't think it should be classified as a zombie book. Hardcore zombie fans will definitely be disappointed. The narration was good, but the story left a lot to be desired.
Mother of Two
The reader of this book did an amazing job with the personality of the main character. I enjoyed that at the end of each chapter when it would end in a personal note from an outside character that a different voice would come in. It really help set up the atmosphere for a well done story. I believe most people will like this book. I got 90% of the way done with it, and unfortunately lost interest in the story though. I have a friend who really liked this book, and I read the first half with ease and was in love with the story. However the story didn't remain interesting enough for me. However I give the author and reader a lot of credit for their creativity.
I kept trying to like this book but I just couldn't. I don't know what it was or is but I just can't finish it.