Eden (Eden #1)
Juxtaposed into the storyline are ex ...more
Having said that, if you can get past that, which is extremely difficult, it does 1) get better and 2) become worth it.
As surprised as I was to have actually made myself overlook the poor editing and continue on with this book, I was just as surprised at how go ...more
In this genre there are plenty of graphic novels ...more
The timeline leaps back and forth starting from within the walls of Eden, a santuary from the undead back to prio ...more
The fact that the chapters aren't in order makes the book just that much more enjoyable because you don'y know what's going to happen in the next chapter. The way the book is done, with the chapters being out of order, shows how life would be in an apocalypse. There are no rules or government or anything. This book is a perfect ...more
Then came the Eden trilogy.
Twists and turns, characters dying that you think should live, characters living that you think should die, and painfully. Yet, you care about each and every one of them because Monchinski, while not overly descriptive, gives you enough to care about the most minor of characters.
From the very first boo ...more
The main setting is a compound "Eden" where several survivors live and die. And come back.
Most of the story revolves around a man named Harris who is doomed to die from the very first line of the book. The rest of the book follows accordingly, ta ...more
I am gobsmacked this book has as high a rating as it does. It is a shame I hated it, because the first chapter had me hooked. But from Chapter 2 (not that the chapters have numbers), it annoyed the hell out of me...
The narrative timeline jumps all over the place for no discernible reason. Point of view characters appear, get us to know them, then die. Somewhere amidst the chaos of out-of-sync flash ...more
While, I don’t really judge a book by its cover, I admit that the cover for this book was a bit corny and so, I thought the sto ...more
REALLY LIKED IT
The earth has been devastated by a disease that turns humans into zombies that crave human flesh and a core group of characters, some neighbors, some traveling from safe site to site across the North East of the United States try to band together to form a community in order to exist. The story centers around Harris who dreams of a zombie free life once again and reminisces about the past with the new citizens of a walled in area that protects them from the invading ho ...more
It's sad because it has the potential for a remarkable ...more
I like the story premise. The background stories ...more
I loved it, but frequent ...more
I will say that I do remember the last 100 pages (cause I just finished them), and by golly, it seemed like an interesting story. Nothing incredibly new for the genre, but a nicely rounded experience.
So Eden and Tony ...more
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good at all. And it had a lot of potential that never went anywhere. My main issues with the book:
Telling instead of showing. For example.
"Dom saw how his question made the big man falter. He apologized and said he wasn't trying to be nosy.
'No, it's okay.' Buddy meant it. He said he just didn't want to talk about them."
I mean. If you're gonna include the dialogue to the story, THEN INCLUDE THE ACTUAL DIALOGUE???
Another thing that pissed me ...more
I liked it, it was not what I was expecting from a zombie novel! I mean it starts with the main character getting bitten in his home and racing out Rambo style, in nothing but a bed sheet and belts of ammo, to deal with the hoards of undead. Brilliant!!
But where do you go from there?? Our hero is going to die horribly and there is only so long you can drag that out no matter how super tough you make him.
So, how do we get a whole story out of this doomed man? You write it in a series of non-lin...more