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The Stand
4.34
it was amazing
You know what’s really scary? Getting sick while you’re reading the first part of The Stand. Just try running a fever, going through a box of tissues ...more
not set
Sep 22, 2007
 
The Fireman
3.93
it was ok
Well, that was a spoonful of nonsense.

It had a promising start with the outbreak of a disease known as Dragonscale which first manifests as dark marks
...more
Jul 28, 2016
Jan 23, 2016
 
The Year of the Flood  (MaddAddam, #2)
4.05
it was ok
I’m really tempted to take a cheap shot at Margaret Atwood and call her the George Lucas of literature since I was very disappointed in this follow-up ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Dec 16, 2009
 
The Twelve (The Passage, #2)
3.98
liked it
Looking back at it, I’m not even sure why I read this book. The Passage left so little impression on me that I remembered almost nothing about it and ...more
Nov 21, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
 
Station Eleven
4.01
really liked it
This is one well written apocalypse.

Arthur Leander is a famous actor who suffers a heart attack and dies on stage just before a deadly version of the
...more
Sep 26, 2015
Nov 04, 2014
 
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1)
3.76
really liked it
(I originally rated this three stars but after completing the entire trilogy and getting a much better idea about the character of Hank Palace, I've b ...more
Feb 05, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.04
liked it
Good afternoon. This is Wolf Blitzer from CNN’s The Situation Room, the program that tries to make viewers think that you’re seeing the busy hub of te ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
 
Good Morning, Midnight
3.90
really liked it
T S Eliot wrote that the world would end with a whimper instead of a bang, but if you’re in space or at the frozen wasteland at the top of the planet ...more
May 16, 2016
May 03, 2016
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
really liked it
Geez. That was the most depressing apocalypse ever.

A guy called Snowman is playing caretaker and prophet to a strange new race of people he calls the
...more
Nov 20, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
 
The Leftovers
3.37
really liked it
Millions of people vanish in the blink of an eye leaving everyone left on Earth feeling like God just told them, “It’s not you, it’s me….”

It’s been th
...more
Sep 30, 2014
May 26, 2012
 
Zone One
3.25
really liked it
When the zombie apocalypse comes there’ll be a lot of inconveniences. The breakdown of society, lack of electrical power, no hot showers and undead ca ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 14: No Way Out
4.34
really liked it
The Walking Dead series is soooooo dark….

“How dark is it, Kemper?”

The Walking Dead series is so dark that:

- each volume acts like a small black hole a
...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Seveneves
3.98
really liked it
Review posted at the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sc...
May 16, 2015
Jan 22, 2015
 
The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1)
3.90
really liked it
It’s like all the best parts of The Road, The Walking Dead and Winter’s Bone.

Temple is a fifteen year old girl who has grown up in the ruins of Ameri
...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
 
Countdown City (The Last Policeman, #2)
3.88
really liked it
I am a weak and cowardly person so if I knew that he world was about to end, I’d probably spend my final moments just crying, cursing the universe and ...more
Aug 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3)
4.05
it was amazing
(I won this ARC from Goodreads.)

I think that one of the bright spots about knowing that an asteroid is going to hit the Earth would be that no one cou
...more
May 04, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
 
The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)
3.80
liked it
When I read and reviewed The Strain, I took some easy potshots at Twilight and credited Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan with trying to rescue vampi ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
Wool Omnibus Edition (Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5)
4.24
liked it
A bunch of people live in an underground community and those who break the rules are cruelly expelled to their doom? Reality TV producers have to be k ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 15: We Find Ourselves
4.14
liked it
This may be a case where the filmed adaptation of material is influencing my opinion of something I read. In this case, that’s not a good thing.

I’ve b
...more
Jul 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
Earth Abides
3.96
really liked it
It comes across as a little dated. (When the hero sprays his pregnant wife's clothes with DDT because of flea concerns and it's considered a good thin ...more
not set
Nov 01, 2008
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
4.21
liked it
It’s pretty telling that for a long time I was snatching up new Walking Dead collections as soon as they came out, but I read Vol. 17 over a year ago ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 12: Life Among Them
4.34
really liked it
I gotta be honest. I’m absolutely terrified about the upcoming AMC series based on these Walking Dead comics.

I’m not scared of the zombies. It’s the i
...more
Aug 25, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear
4.32
really liked it
Rick’s group of survivors thought that their recent success in wiping out a huge herd of zombies along with finding that there were other communities ...more
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World
4.17
really liked it
What’s this? Faint signs of hope? A small sliver of optimism in a world filled with death and despair? I must have picked up the wrong book. This can’ ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
 
Sleepless
3.66
it was amazing
I have good news, and I have better news.

The good news is that Charlie Huston has finally started using quotation marks instead of the annoying and c
...more
not set
Feb 06, 2010
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
it was amazing
While his previous book was a tongue-in-cheek zombie survival guide, Brooks turns deadly serious here. Written as a series of survivors' stories in a ...more
not set
Nov 30, 2008
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 13: Too Far Gone
4.23
liked it
When civilization finally does collapse and I’m left in the post-apocalyptic wasteland scrounging for weapons, books and tacos, I’m going to be one of ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 11: Fear the Hunters
4.33
it was amazing
AMC is adapting The Walking Dead into a television series, and as a big fan of these comics, I was initially very excited about the idea. But after re ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2010
 
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
3.78
liked it
Some great stories about various post-apocalyptic scenarios. There's a wide range of causes for end-of-the-world scenarios, and how the survivors deal ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2009
 
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology
3.84
liked it
A decent collection of zombie stories with a lot of variation from the usual George Romero-style zombie apocalypse. Stand outs include Joe Hill’s stor ...more
not set
May 13, 2010
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