The Rising (The Rising #1)
THE RISING is the story of Jim Thurmond, a determined father battling his way across a post- ...more
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 that you don’t tell a person to "lay" but to "lie" down. Your prose can also benefit by not using the word "again" (or any word, really) again and again t...more
Although it’s the normal method of dispatch in a head shot or decapitation, luckily that's pretty much one of the few things in common with your average literary zombie catastrophe. These Zombies are controlled by a demon like entity that has an intelligence and the wherewithal of the previous ...more
The problem with zombie apocalypse stories is that they tend to be formulaic. There is an outbreak. Civiliza ...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
So avoid this original paperback edition and be sure to get his latest.
Every once in a while, I'll find myself caught up in a novel and, despite some flaws that would bug me, there's that certain something that sets the hook and pul ...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
HA Buddy Read for October
The Rising is a book selected for a buddy read that I joined over on HA. I was told this was the start of the zombie genre and that it couldn't get any better than this. So I joined in expecting a good read and a fun time discussing this book.
I thought the book had too much of an introduction before the actually story started. Then I realized part of the story, I believe, Mr. Keene was telling was the story of the characters. All of t ...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
This is so different to a normal zombie story. For a start, the zombies have a good level of intelligence. Which I think makes them even more scary!
When I first started the story I thought I might have given up quite quickly. I thought it was going to be stupid (ahem, zombie goldfish) but trust me. Do no l ...more
This edition restores about thirty thousand words to the original release. I can not believe its been ten years already. Not your "usual" zombie book. A beautifully produced edition.
This is copy 51 of 333 signed and numbered copies.
This is book 1 of 3 of Brian Keene’s Maelstrom Series IV.
Thanks to my friend Jonathan who is a great BK fan and who recommended me his work :)
Having enjoyed Keene’s Conqueror Worms post-apocalyptic novel about giant worms (seriously) I’m excited to see what he does with zombies.
The book starts out similarly to The Conqueror Worms with a male protagonist telling the story of how his world collapsed but this time arou ...more
Me refiero a la categoría "Z" más conocida como Zombie.
Sí, sí… Ya lo sé. Había jurado y re contra jurado sobra la tumba de mi gato que nunca caería en una lectura como esta, pero (parezca o no) mi caída fue accidental.
Y vamos, lo admito: Me gustó bastante.
Y es que aL final de año encontré por purísima c ...more
I'll update when done.
Finished this one in a day--it's not thought-provoking reading. If you like zombie tales then this would be a good one to get your teeth into...
The demon-possessing-the-dead theme didn't really come to much, to be honest, but the book ended on a total cliffhanger, so presumably there's a second one where this might be expanded upo ...more
I recently attended the 2014 World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon. That was an vastly enjoyable event that I could write a huge article about and just might at a later time. The Grand Master was ...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
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