Allison Hewitt Is Trapped (Zombie #1)
"One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse"
Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach...more
It's a brave experiment, attempting to invest chick-lit sensibilities into a post-apocalyptic piece, but one that just doesn't gell when you look at suspension of disbelief. The upbeat aspects of t...more
'Allison Hewitt is Trapped' is just fantastic. I was absorbed after just a couple of chapters and didn't want to put the book down. Allison is a great character, she's spunky and real - a woman I would like to be if the world was overrun with the undead. She's scared of everything going on around her but she's brave, not afraid to fight and put her life on the line for others.
Allison is locked inside the break room because it's the strongest door in th...more
Told in the form of blog entries, "Allison Hewitt is Trapped" takes a page from "The Walking Dead" and concen...more
Wow! Loved this book!
Having not ever heard of the "Allison Hewitt is Trapped" blog (apologies, Ms. Roux!), I had no idea what to expect, but the synopsis sounded interesting, so I entered to win the book.
I am ever so glad I did.
Allison's story unfolds as a series of blog posts, complete with commenters from others struggling to survive post-zombie apocalypse. I wasn't sure if I'd like the blog-style approac...more
The attempt at storytelling through blog posts would have been a nice touch, had the blog posts actually seemed like blog posts, but they don't, not even slightly. They have internal dialogue, and are written not as someone reflecting on the day's action, but as s...more
Well, it's petty obvious I've switched from reading to vivisecting the book as of last night somewhere around page 80 or so. For a zombie novel, there's a hell of a lot of Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility "Oh, I simply cannot marry Ted, for he only wants to marry me because of the zombies and does not truly love me." ACK. That and for some reason our "motivated take-charge" na...more
This is YA Zombie Fiction. Expect a women trying to survive a zombie invasion while dealing not only with their normal problems (food, shelter and security) and at the same time trying to work out her heart problems.
1) Roux wrote a book quite different from other writers but at the same time there isn't anything new. Confusing? Ok...more
The title aptly describes the framework and entry point of the book: Allison Hewitt, a literature major and boo...more
I did not like Allison, I did not like her ideas, and I did not like her whining about wanting her Mommy then snarking about a man (Phil) wanting his wife and children. Allison was too much of a (w)itch to make me like her or her plight. She wasn’t hard enough to pull it off, I never believed her as a real person and I couldn’t get over her attitude...more
And in Madeleine Roux’s novel, Allison Hewitt is Trapped, that is exactly what the eponymous heroine decides to do. The book begins with Allison and a small group of survivors trapped in th...more
I loved how this zombie, apocalypse-style book began with a bang in a bookshop of all places. The survivors, an eccentric group mix, were trapped for survival in the back storage room. Soon it was inevitable for them to leave the sacred place, however, venturing up into apartments nearby and then out into the world. I won't spoil the trip of the voyage, but while it was sad to leave the bookstore (I'm such a book dork), their journey continues on interesting routes and explorations.
However, it was at around the midpoint when I believe she got a bit too "girly" for how her character had been re...more
The thing I loved most about Allison Hewitt is trapped is the tiny, but realistic details. What do you...more
This was a very very creative spin on the zombie genre. Heck I feel it is one of the better books I have read in a while. It is written as a blog. And it includes blog responses from other survivors out there, s...more
This one, which began life as a fiction blog, is done in the style, sort of, of blog entries. Allison starts the blog locked in the back room of the bookstore she works at, with co-workers and a couple of customers, while zombies roam outside. Apparently, the military has a special wireless network that got activated, so she has access to the internet, so long as she gets power for her laptop. This was one of those...more
Well, no. As I opened the book I got my first warning sign of this, as the title is decorated with comically draw skulls. Now, I have nothing against skulls. It's just that I was under the assumption that this was a horror n...more
So... then I wonder (when I saw this book), will a book about zombie wins my heart as well? But guess what, I loved it so much I stayed up late for...more
Putting that aside, this novel does complete the check list for zombie horror which include - normal people stuck somewhere with one taking...more
While there isn't anything revolutionary about the book (similar tropes and memes throughout) it is written with a very deft...more
Allison is working in a bookstore when zombies attack sending her and the rest of the staff behind the reinforced door to the backrooms. There they wait for rescue and struggle to subsist on what they have. Allison discovers a wireless internet network and searches for information and other survivors which escalates into blogging her experiences while other...more
I listened to this on audiobook and it was very well done. They have different voice actors for the different voices and blog comments. I highly recommend listening to this if you like audiobooks.
Alison is at work at a bookstore wh...more
Bloggen, wenn die Welt von Zombies überfallen wird? Warum eigentlich nicht?!
An sich hatte ich auch überhaupt keine Erwartungen an diese Handlung außer vielleicht eine Art „Tagebuchstil“ und muss sagen, ich bin total begeistert.
„Sie kommen!“, beschreibt eine Zombie-Invasion, die ohne jegliche Vorwarnung über die Welt hereinbricht. Protagonistin ist hier Al...more
I went into this book thinking about how much I loved FEED by Mira Grant - it's about zombies and has blog excerpts. It's unfortunate that the author just couldn't make me care about Allison the way I did about the characters in FEED. I...more
I loved thi...more
MADELEINE ROUX received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly after, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is...more
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you and me and Renny and Ted with nothing but time on our hands. I hope it’s, I don’t know, crossing an immeasurable distance with your closest friends.”