This book has a little slow start, but it's like dark clouds gathering before a perfect storm.
It's a very meticulous prose with rich detail and structure. It reads like great old Russian classic novels, but it's also laden with wit, poignant sarcasm, hilarious social and political commentary. It is all expressed through believable characters, even those most outrageous ones.
It's a gore action and suspense read, but also with a deep and tender side to it.
I praise the author specifically for giving the well deserved forefront roles to female characters. It is so refreshing.
Good though a bit windy at times where should have moved on and other times felt I wanted more detail but it kept me entertsined. I did not like the main characters trip to SF. just when she is likable she does something totally dumb. I get the argument for why this happens but be careful when trying to establish a generally stereotype character.
It is a good story if you like zombie stories and do not expect anything particularly different from other zombie tales
The ending is either an attempt to be artistically intriguing, or it is a poor attempt to hook readers into a sequel. The fact that it was for me to tell which of these options was likely suggests it wasn't a particularly skilled ending. Not necessarily disappointing, but nothing special.
The first half of the story proceeds at, well, a zombie's pace, but the story picks up and proceeds at a more engaging pace after that point. I thought the story was pretty good for the most part, but nothing special. There were a couple of twists, though nothing sufficient to distinguish this zombie story from most others. I thought that the relatively rare instance a strong female main character in a zombie story might add something special, yet except for a few brief references and one aspect of the story (dealing with rape and basic male chauvinistic behavior), that aspect of the novel never really went far. With few exceptions, the main character could have been male with very little difference--not necessarily a problem except that perhaps the author missed a chance to create a zombie narrative that was truly different. Still, a good story if you are fan of the genre.
I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co
I enjoyed this story a lot the first time I listen to it. I re listened before starting the second book and enjoyed just as much. Takes a bit of a different spin so that was fun. The female lead was not a girly heroine at all!
I hope you enjoy this book too!
Zombie books, apocalypse books gotta have them!
Great book audio was good. Narrator did an excellent job performing.
All the twist and turns the author took you on.
I do not think so.
I would laugh out loud at parts in the story. But boy did I get some tears at the end but then......well you will have to get the book don't want to give anything away!
This to me was an excellent book. I would recommend this book to anyone, I was totally drawn into the story. Which is why I have purchased the second book :)
I only listen to audio because of my commute
It was a little different from all the other zombie stories, right from the beginning.
I have a long drive to work and audible makes it so much more bearable
I enjoyed this book very much. I like the fact that the hero of the book is a woman. It is a nice departure. I also enjoyed the combat veteran angle for the sheriff and how it shaped her actions and reactions to the dead rising.
I liked the book overall, I thought the performance was good, and the story had a lot of new angles different from the standard zombie story. The characters are interesting, though sometimes annoying. The lead character did get on my nerves at times, she's a bit nasty to people.
Overall I thought it was a very well told story. I got the second of the series and I think the second is even better than the first.
First, well written. That's getting to be important in the Zombie genre. The narration is a bit dead-pan, but I liked it. Characters develop nicely and the final resolution of one main story line is understated and moving. I understand why some reviewers didn't like the main character, but I thought she was interesting, conflicted and ultimately satisfying. The San Fran element is familiar plot, but I enjoyed the characterization of the 'top-cat' politician.