Satisfying. Tragic. Resilient.
Peter Holmes. He seems to entertain no illusions about the future of the world, but doesn't seem to be despondent like Moira, or optimistic to the point of delusion like Dwight or Mary. His argument with his wife over the pills, the fruition of his frustration over her choice to be blissfully ignorant is compelling. He is a realist, but not without a sense of hope.
Nothing. All inflections and accents done sublimely.
When the source of the radio transmissions was found, it was a particularly bleak moment, but it was the feeling I needed at that time.
The ending. What happened? It's like a TV show that, due to either waning viewership, competition in time slot or both, has the rug pulled out from under it. Think Jericho: Amazing show, great execution, but due to being opposite American Idol, it was dropped. The writers had to come up with an ending, and fast. That's AFTER the first season ended on a MAJOR cliffhanger without any plans to continue the show by the network.
In any case, Apocalypse Z: Dark Days does this very thing. Manel Loureiro seems to have had a deadline waggled about threateningly by a publisher, and the ending was thrown in with all the grace of an egg hitting a car windshield. That's literally my only complaint.
Alaska Undead: Mitigation
As a reader/listener, nothing is more satisfying than when the author chooses to illuminate the WHY behind all the questions, especially ones left unanswered by book #1.
The scene where the nun is murdered seems to be sort of arbitrary and ill-placed, if even necessary. I understand that with the hastened ending, this loose end had to be tied up, but the reader feels little sympathy for the character being in a coma for most of the second book.
The first book was actually pretty awesome. The second left me wondering how the author could have allowed a story this nicely written to fall apart. There's no sense of completion, resolution or advancement. Still, it's a good story overall, despite the holes in book 2.
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