This is technically a young adult's book, but can be enjoyed by all ages. The only thing that kept me from giving it a 5-star rating was the music. It keeps playing throughout the entire story, and is sometimes loud enough to interfere with hearing the narration.
Fast-paced, and action-packed, but a bit over-the-top. Zombies, aliens, and bigfoot are good by themselves, but a bit much altogether. If you are going to cram that many major legendary and widely known characters into one book, you need a longer book.
I describe this novel as "uplifting" because it focuses on people reaching out to help one another, instead of going on a killing, looting rampage, as is usual with such works. Also, we get a look at the spiritual, as well as physical, consequences of nuclear war. There is even a little humor, as in the discussion between Tonie Marie's parents and the psychic broaker, about whether or not Tonie should be reincarnated into a two-headed calf. Also, they chose an excellent narrator. Very good book.
On the whole, a fairly good zombie book, though I could have done without the mushy stuff, and the one bedroom scene. More time should have been spent on the "mission" and less on romance. In spite of this, I would recommend this book to my fellow zombie fanz.
This zombie appocalypse is humorous rather than scarey. It is refreshing to see a zombie book without blood and guts all over the place. Good read.
Excellent scientific study of life during, and immediately following the zombie appocalypse. I wish it had been longer.
Though the infected are called "beaters" rather than "zombies" they are close enough to the traditional zombie to satisfy most zombie fans, but different enough to please those who like something a little nontraditional. The book also demonstrates that even after the appocalypse life still goes on, and people are still people. For example, the main character is a recovering adict. The appocalypse doesn't make that go away. It just adds something else to a plate that is already pretty full. There are a few episodes of fighting the beaters, but not nearly as much as some zombie books have. There are times when I really like and sympathize with Cas, and times when I would like to wring her neck. That is what makes a good book, in my opinion, when you feel for, and with the characters. I highly recommend this book, and the two others in the series. Ellen Archer does a phenomenal job with the narration too.
Excellent zombie book, though they don't use the Z word very much. Unlike your usual zombies, the hissers can actually run, and are coordinated. The book ends leaving us uncertain of whether we will have a world-wide appocalypse or not. I hope Ryan Thomas does a sequel.
I was a bit hesitant to buy this book, but now I am glad I did. I normally don't like "old west" so words like "cowboys" and "bandits" put me off. However, I took a chance on this one, and found it a suspenseful read. I think my favorite character is the female train captain, Tyler. My favorite scene is where Bill the cowboy rescues Mortimer from the Beast. It is the first time I have ever read a post-apocalypse book where they try to rebuild civilization starting from a go-go club. It is well worth a credit.
This book is told from the perspective of a man from our own present, and an orphan girl who grows up in the world after the zombie apocalypse. Neither of them are the kind of "good guys" you usually read about, but they are good, in their own ways. An excellent read.
Ms. Bujold write characters that you can feel with. Great story about the little people bucking the system.
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