This was a great book, but not great literature. If you are looking for a sophisticated crime drama with deep meaning this book will not please. It is however a a fast paced read with very likeable characters that catch your interest and create a desire to know what is next. It was the first book in a while that I couldn't wait see what was next and found myself making time to finish listening to.
It is easy to belittle and berate this book, honestly it wasn't worth the free price, but it wasn't without some redeeming values. The way the author presented herself as enlightened and better than you because she is a philosopher was off-putting, practical experience has shown me at least that a philosopher is not often the most intelligent person in the room only the most likely to argue. Her views on sex as a purely recreational and fun activity are particularly disturbing. She ignores the emotional entanglements that result from sex and in fact dismisses them as a pitiable crutch of the ignorant. As presented, these views represent the devolution of society and highlight the pain of the author and give the reader insight into her apparent inability to form meaningful lasting relationships.
Some reviews of this book have said it is a collection of cliques but I couldn't disagree more. Yes it is a zombie book but it has some fresh takes on the genre and had so much potential. That is the issue however, potential not quite realized. The author had a really good idea but didn't do all his research. This lead to plot lines that just stretched the reader credulity too much. It was entertaining but not enough that I can say I will finish the series.
This was another terrific book from Maberry! His books are fast paced and extremely entertaining. If you are a fan of zombies and/or horror I would give it or any of his books a try. Warning, it is graphic and not suitable for the faint of heart. Also, some have complained that the narration was not the best but at least in my case the story caught my attention and I never noticed.
I feel like you can always find something good in any book and like Olivia Munn, but this book was just plain lousy. It was completely fragmented and the language was foul to put it mildly. I don???t mind salty language if it advances the story or fits, but f***???n f*** yeah is pointless no matter how you look at it. Olivia is talented and funny and this failed miserably to show that. And why did she feel the need to constantly pimp her book?!? I honestly feel like I was ripped off by this book.
This book was new and inventive. It seemed that often the author never quite set a full stage for the reader, leaving out some details of location or time but this was not a problem and in many cases heightened the mystery. Overall this was an outstanding book and I look forward to future works by this author.
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