I really enjoyed Mira Grant's "Feed", "Blackout", and "Deadline", the three of which I zipped through while hanging onto the edge of my seat for a monI really enjoyed Mira Grant's "Feed", "Blackout", and "Deadline", the three of which I zipped through while hanging onto the edge of my seat for a month. I am not a zombie fanatic, the flesh-eating theme is nice from time to time, depending on the medium.
If you are expecting 100% zombies, gratuitous violence, rated R horror, and a transparent plot, you will be disappointed. There is more to "the Newsflesh Trilogy" then meets the eye, such as political intrigue and conspiracy. Grant shows that the zombie storyline doesn't only have to be:
You live, you die, and then you come back to life, get up, and shamble around trying to eat your former friends and loved ones. That's the way it is for everyone. ~"Feed"
I generally like Grant's writing, she has written some fantastic short stories. The novels could have been shorter and thus a little less redundant, however, it is the most she had to write for a storyline. The trilogy may not be the best writing, but it is still bloody entertaining.
It's said one should write about what one knows, well that's "the Newsflesh Trilogy". Grant is a horror and zombie FANatic, it's amusing hearing her go on about diseases and plagues, and is my kind of twisted geek. I waited for the release of these books and I look forward to reading more by Grant, whether or not the characters are undead. ...more
I really liked the urban fantasy/fairy tale noir/mystery. It's witty, gritty, compelling, and a refreshing change of pace from other changeling booksI really liked the urban fantasy/fairy tale noir/mystery. It's witty, gritty, compelling, and a refreshing change of pace from other changeling books I’ve read. I didn't read any for years because the same power struggles with differently named characters got stale. Rosemary and Rue's imagery, plot, and characters drew me in deep and held me fast. McGuire's writing is intelligent, humorous, and best of all, imaginative. I've read other works by McGuire, who has an eerie knack for portraying the grim and deftly creates original stories from old fairy tales, which is no easy feat. Thanks to McGuire I look forward to reading about changelings again and finishing the October Daye trilogy. Recommended....more