A little fact checking could have gone a long way....1) SCUBA tanks are filled with compressed air, not oxygen. I thought the narrator was going to assemble a cutting torch when he was just going diving. 2) Those things on a diver's feet are not flippers. They are fins. If we are to believe the narrator was a regular diver before SHTF, this should have been corrected. and 3) The narrator familiarized himself with the basic functions of the Glock, including the trigger and the safety. -- I'm paraphrasing a bit. Glocks do not have an external safety. If the narrator had never fired a gun before, he would certainly not be familiar with the Glock's three passive safety mechanisms.
None of them require the shooter to do anything but pull the trigger for it to go bang. But by far, the biggest annoyance is this. The author has tried to avoid the Z word at all costs. He describes the dead walking slowly around, stumbling, mumbling and pursuing the living. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, call it a duck, dadgummit! He even at one point compares the creatures to those in second rate horror films. Oh, you mean the zombies?
I'm about half way through this book and it's driving me bananas!
I might get there....
I did like his interactions with the hapless neighbor.
This book is great. This type of character can easily be overdone like Roger Moore in the 80's Bond flicks. Flynn is now my favorite author!
Mitch Rapp for President!
This was my third Flynn novel. Once again, I was impressed. Rapp is the MAN! Seriously, it's really easy to over-do a character like Rapp. Anyone remember the Roger Moore Bond movies from the 80's? I did find the ending to be a bit of a let down, but it fit with Rapp's motives. I can't wait for the next book!
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