The book really didn't go anywhere until about the third chapter. I felt it just started in the third chapter and then it changed viewpoints again. And then it ended. I'm not really feeling that there was any resolution to anything in the story and it barely got started. I'm not a fan!
In this book has some interesting term but I could've done without some of the gory details in the language plus the fact they kept changing narraters and characters kept me guessing. Overall a good story.
An interesting story concept that has great potential and could be further developed. The story lacked some depth. The narration was okay.
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
I really enjoyed these quick stories. I love this genre, and so when I saw that there was this compact little novel that had 4 short stories in it, I jumped at the chance to check it out! Some of the stories were better than others, of course, but I enjoyed them all! Will listen again!
Elizabeth, Artist, Alaska...
Peter Clines definitely has a knack for suspenseful story telling. Enjoyed the interweaving of the different characters and story lines in this one. Plausible details plus well-constructed writing make this a really good listen.
This is a set of four interlinked short stories in post-zombie apocalypse Los Angeles.
The first story is about one woman, traveling alone, who is supposedly immune to the virus that creates "Junkies" (so-named because they eat literally anything they can stuff into their mouths). She acquires a traveling companion, another woman. Trouble ensues.
The second story is about a biological researcher who is brought to a research facility that is trying to develop a cure. He uncovers the Horrible Truth.
The third story is about a band of professional scavengers in the post-apocalyptic city who run into something more dangerous than Junkies.
The fourth story is about a mercenary/assassin who's still doing his thing after the apocalypse.
There is some cleverness in the way each story feeds into the next, but there is nothing really new here for zombie fans. Peter Clines's Ex-Heroes series is more interesting, as he mixes superheroes with his zombies. This is a fun, short read, but it's nothing you haven't seen before.
"It's been agony, but I couldn't have done it any other way." - Quentin Crisp
I bought this sort of spontaneously as a deal of the day or something like that. I assumed it would be sort of rubbish, but ultimately it was a pleasant enough way to spend a few hours. This isn't the type of book I typically read, but I have to say I wouldn't mind reading similar books more often...
Four groups interrelate towards the end. But that end was more like the start of a novel. Nothing really mind shattering or rememberable happened. It was a short, short story. Not bad enough for a refund, but very close.