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 you don’t tell a person to "lay" but to "lie" down. You also shouldn’t use the word "again" (or any word) again and again three times in a single sentence...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
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
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
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
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
Occasionally I come across a new...more
This is a zombie novel that contains enough originality and surprises to be worth your read. This book has a good deal of violence and gore to appease the darker natured reader. There are some cool scenes with rats, deer, and many other undead creatures. The spin and the explanation behind the turning is really cool. I loved a lot about this book but never really bonded with many of the stereotypical characters.
This book and series is worth a read for the zombie-philes.
The first thing that struck me as completely stupid was the zombie fish. Seriously? I was even able to forgive that. The story just got worse from there. Zombies who can speak, drive, use tools, and think wa...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
There is, however, Brian Keene. Although he most certainly s...more
Mr. Keene's story is interesting towards the last 100 pages, but, before that, I just kind of wanted to get it over with. What the story did do effectively was to take a few different storylines and bring them all together in the end. The end itself was also strong. I'm actually kind of surprised this story won a Gram Stoker award. Too bad the winner wasn't given free editing.
There were so many errors (especially towards the beginning of the book), and while the writing style was occasi...more
The good points, there were a few I do agree the man can write a certain type of horror. I loved the orginality of what the zombies here were. You find out pretty quickly so I don't c...more
I was thoroughly enjoying myself until I read a sentence pairing which drove me up the wall and seemed to bring all of the faults of the book to the forefront making my continued enjoyment a bit more difficult. I don't have the book with me so I can't relate exactly what it was but it was something along the lines of "A great eagle slammed into the glass, once a symbol of freedom and liberty, it was now a symbol of corruption and decay."
I rolled my eyes at that and through out the rest of the bo...more