DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON is an end of the word zombie apocalypse story told in journal format reminding me of I AM LEGEND but only in a less...I don’t kn..Show More »ow, lonely maybe?...sort of way. I guess the difference is while Matheson’s first hand zombie account had a very isolated hopelessness about it, Bourne’s journal entries were full of humanity and hope. The protagonist, a military pilot, isn’t left hold up on his own to slowly lose his mind with only the dead to interact with. He does move and band with other survivors and even in the despair of the situation and in the face of immense loss he seems to keep his head up for the most part. So what could have easily played out as a very depressing read, considering the topic, DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON didn’t leave me feeling dejected. I found J.L. Bourne’s writing to be an easy read and I liked the “fight” and resourcefulness of our pilot. I was definitely drawn in enough to be interested in continuing on with the next installment.
ROE/Rules For Engagement. RFL/ Rules for listening
MADE ME WONDER HOW MANY UNDEAD EYES SHE HAD PLUCKED OUT IN THE LAST WEEK. Okay, I am as surprised as you are. If you read my review from six month..Show More »s ago, I gave Day by Day, Armageddon five stars and said I had the Zombie Fever. I was looking forward to this book. I had just finished a good book, (Unwind) and thought how lucky I was to have another good book to turn to. I just could not get into this book.
THIS COULD BE THE END!!!!! It seemed to me to be more of a dry account of what was going on. My main RFL, is I need to be able to stay awake. The author wants to prove that he can fly, so he gets into a plane and goes on a trip. We get all the airplane lingo and check list stuff so that we know the author is a pilot. A grandma is picked up with her grandson. We think it is a new character, yet little is heard from them again. We then go from a ex-military man leading some civilians, to him just happening to be the highest ranking officer in Texas and now the army follows him, after they tried to kill him. This then becomes mostly a military book. Every time he goes somewhere we get a detail checklist of everything he packs and why. If the world ever ends, make sure and grab this book for the checklists. In the middle of the book, he gets hurt and may die. I have never understood why authors do that. Unless they are George R.R. Martin, we know they are not going to kill off the main character with a couple hundred pages of book left. I also felt the book had no plot, no goal, no quest. This got a high rating from most, although most of these ratings are from 2010. Maybe we have gotten used to better writing since then, I don't know. I just know that I was bored. There was also six years between the publication of book one and book two. Maybe Bourne ran out of ideas and knew it. I have also noticed that book 3 is not getting good reviews.
I JUST KNEW I WAS ALIVE AND HAD COGNITIVE FUNCTION. The narrator was okay, just not great.
Bourne is responsible for my Zombie obsession. The first and second book of the series is awesome. Shattered Glass veers off course into choas leaving..Show More » me unable to focus on the situations, scenarios, and characters. Say goodbye to the journal format of the last two books and hello to multiple character situations, which tugs on my ADD. LOL! The fascination with the main character's struggle has ended with the elimination of the journal format making the listen not enjoyable, hard to follow, and weak!
The positive side is the closer to several elements of the story and characters.
I enjoyed this novel a lot more than book three to which I gave a really bad review. It needs to be on the timeline for it to work for me. I still don..Show More »'t enjoy the characters name ( Kilroy) , make it feel like the author is hiding the main character from identity thief in a Zombie apocalypse? I will wait for the next novel !