The Rising (The Rising #1)
In this Bram Stoker Award-winning novel, a father must travel cross-country to find his son after a plague has turned nearly all of Americas population into zombies.
The amount of typos and the atrocious grammar was shocking. Someone needs to tell Keene, the copyeditors and publishers that the past tense of "to spit" is "spat" and you don’t tell a person to "lay" but to "lie" down. You also shouldn’t use the word "again" (or any word) again and again three times in a single sentence...more
The zombies were not your stereotypical zombies; they were far more mobile, and capable of using tools, weapons, and setting traps to catch the f...more
I learned you have to enjoy the story as told by the author and know that they probably would want to write it lots of different ways but only have so much time to finish. Rating a book badly based on grammar is too anal and could maybe account for 1/...more
I was thoroughly enjoying myself until I read a sentence pairing which drove me up the wall and seemed to bring all of the faults of the book to the forefront making my continued enjoyment a bit more difficult. I don't have the book with me so I can't relate exactly what it was but it was something along the lines of "A great eagle slammed into the glass, once a symbol of freedom and liberty, it was now a symbol of corruption and decay."
I rolled my eyes at that and through out the rest of the bo...more
This isn't your typical take on the zombie genre; the newly risen dead don't shamble and they aren't stupid. Instead, these zombies put an entirely new fear behind the concept of our dead coming back to life - they're inte...more
Jim, the construction worker, is driven entirely by the hope that his son is alive. He is willing to travel hundre...more
On the other hand I must say that the author has created a plethora of elements you just don't see in other zombie media such as The Walking Dead or the Living Dead franchise.
That to me is part...more
Keene's demons don't restrict themselves just to posses...more
Merely entertaining, the book equivalent of a B movie, I read it while on vacation. It's the kind of book you can read while also watching your kid go down waterslides. (And kind of make the other parents near by look at you a little funny, which is...more
It seems the "end of the world" has come, but this zombie story has a slight twist. Whenever reading a zombie story, you always wonder what the plot will be that will explain how the zombies are created. The common storyline usually involves an errant v...more
When I weighted it out, I decided a bad review treated fairly and note based on gut reaction might be better for the internet as a whole then a blank space. Plus, that way, as new readers show up, (I’ll welcome you, reader number four,) they can feel...more
Pues fue justo eso lo que me paso con este libro. Me estaba comiendo las uñas y alguna veces me daban ganar de cerrar el libro pero por más que lo intentara, no pude dejar de leer.
El libro comienza presentándonos a Jim, quien ha paso semanas aterradoras solo en su bunker, mientras que arriba de él, docenas de muertos vivientes –Entre ellos su segunda esposa– se esfuerzan por llegar...more
However, I found something interesting. While I didn't like that they talked, shot guns, and drove (not to mention hunted and collaborated), it made for a scary twist. Norm...more
The good points, there were a few I do agree the man can write a certain type of horror. I loved the orginality of what the zombies here were. You find out pretty quickly so I don't c...more
There is, however, Brian Keene. Although he most certainly s...more
I really liked this book, all of it till the ending.
The last book I read, Darkness on the Edge of Town he wrote with a open ending. But writting that in a 1st person narrative it seemed a fitting way, still... I didn't care for it.
The Rising, Ugh He is so descriptive about all details, the animal zombies, *Which I don't understand why others hated the idea of them?? I'm a zombie movie freak! I've often wondered on scenes, and there aren't many but they h...more
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Pierwszy kontakt wzrokowy nie zapowiadał tragedii. 'Blurb' standardowy, okładka niczego sobie, a autor to laureat nagrody Brama Stokera. Schody (do piekła) zaczęły się w zasadzie od tytułu. Na pierwszy rzut oka wszystko gra, ale tytuł oryginału to 'The Rising'. Nawet osoba, która z angielskim miała do czynienia tyle, co ja z Mercedesami (czyli nic) zobaczy, że coś się nie zgadza. Ale, ale... Słowo 'rising' oznacz...more
Several of his n...more