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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
4 stars but note that I am a confessed zombie-afficiando...
First, this is a short, fast, and fun read that is well written and a real page turner. Yes, there are all the trademark undead classics here, and not a lot that is really new. There are a few original action sequences, kills, and concepts that make this a quality read.
Wellington has done a great job at creating interesting characters.Dekalb is a good protagonist that I was routing for. Gary is a great bad guy and his back story is one o ...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
I put this book down a few times but when I finally really gave it a shot a got through the first couple chapters, I dove into it. It became a page turner for me.
Now I'm a fan of sci-fi books as well as zombie novels and all, and if you're not you probably wouldn't have picked this book as a " ...more
I feel like I should have liked this more than I did. It has all the right elements; an interesting twist on zombies, ...more
Monster Island has been on my radar since I first saw it years ago on the shelf (I picked up 99 Coffins instead, because hells yeah, killing vampires needs to happen). I put it on my kindle a while back to make sure I found time to read it, and made time this summer.
I was not disappointed.
While the book has some obvious First Book problems ...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
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