Monster Island (Zombies #1)
Ugh. I mean I got all the way through it, so it wasn't the WORST book in the world. And there were some interesting parts. But overall the thing felt very amateurish, it read like fan fiction. Any hard facts that were in there sounded like stuff the author already knew, random shit about guns and NYC locations. The characters were inconsistent, and the "explanation" for the zombies felt very much like...more
First off he chucks the incongruous team of a UN Weapons Inspector and a group of female Somalian child-soldiers into New York City, on a quest to find AIDS medicines for an ailing third-world Warlord. If that isn't entertainingly ludicrous enough, the main baddi...more
I was ready for a Zombie book. I loved World War Z! I dug the premise - teenage girl army, with a native New Yorker (and UN worker) as a guide - on a mission to get AIDS drugs for their beloved leader - to Zombie fill...more
David Wellington's book starts out like a lot of traditional zombie tales, with those that remain after the undead holocaust doing whatever it takes to survive. In this case, a group of Somali schoolgirls armed to the teeth head...more
This is not a pure zombie book, it jumps into some paranormal stuff too. But there are plenty of dead bodies walking around, blood, guts and guns. I just finished it and I feel a bit ill. I need a cute romance or something now to walk it off.
It's one month after a global disaster. The most "developed" nations of the world have fallen to the shambling zombie masses. Only a few pockets of humanity survive — in places rife with high-powered weaponry, such as Somalia.
In New York City, the dead walk the streets, driven by an insatiable hunger for all things living. One amongst them is different; though he shares their appet...more
As I've said many times in the past, I am not a zombie purist. I love when authors get creative with the mythology and traits of their zombies, just as long as they still want to eat people. Monster Island has cannibalistic zombies, which immediately put...more
In desperation, he leads a troop of school girl soldier...more
Monster Island starts after an epidemic has wiped out most of the human population of Earth and turned them into zombies. Mr. Dekalb is a United Nations weapons inspector who has sur...more
Monster Island shows us a world ove...more
I don't like the idea of a walking/talking zombie, I never really have, but I like the idea of ancient Egyptian mummies still being able to walk around even less. Not to mention the random Scottish ghost/thing that, for some reason, could control...more
In many ways the book reads like a novelization of a video game or a B-grade film, with some odd stylistic choices and a peculiar bit of...more
Dopo una spaventosa epidemia, l'intero mondo industrializzato è caduto nelle mani degli zombie. La razza umana sopravvive solo in poche roccaforti, nelle regioni più arretrate della Terra. L'americano Dekalb, ex ispettore agli armamenti per le Nazioni Unite, riesce a trovare rifugio insieme alla figlia in uno di questi baluardi: la Libera Repubblica delle Donne della Somalia, governata da un matriarcato di origine tribale. Ma ben presto è costretto a rimettersi in viaggio per fare incursione nel...more
I love zombie stories. I love how the good ones end up as not only a horrific element, but as a magnifying glass to human response and character.
This didn't do that for me. I hated the introduction of Gary as a non zombie zombie. It turned the book away from that visceral reaction to the undead and how to surviv...more
Iuuu, che impressione!
I morti viventi sono esseri schifosi, c'è poco da fare.. E per di più pire tonti! :D
Non è sicuramente un libro che vincerà il Nobel, anzi..!! Ma come piccolo intrattenimento ci può stare! (Anche se è un'opera estremamente splatter e trashissima.. :D)
Una cosa che sicuramente non mi è piaciuta è lo stile con cui la storia è scritta. Insomma, è veramente imbarazzante.. Ripetizioni a go go e una si...more
DeKalb has left his young daughter in the care of an Islamic madrass in excha...more
I try not to read other previews before I read a book because I feel I get swayed w/o intention but I did so & was worried about the less than usaual reasoning for the dead to reanimate. But I really liked it, not necessarily all the magic hubbub but a different twist on things was neat. His 'depth' of knowledge about New York & his past job got a little tiresome for me, ve...more
I'm torn... I honestly hated this book from the second Gary came back to life after being shot in the head by one of the teenage soldiers up until the very last page. I think I was too busy hating every last word I read to even see the ending coming.
So there is Dekalb, he's on a mission to find AIDS medication for an African war/drug lord. If he doesn't he'll never see his daughter again. Ok, that is motivation. And when we meet Gary in the beginnin...more
His career began in 2004 when he started serializing his horror fiction online, posting short chapters of a novel three times a week on a friend’s blog. Response to the projec...more