Ok, I don't hate you. I'm just going to have to accept things as they are. I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just lea...moreI hate you Jonathan Maberry!
Ok, I don't hate you. I'm just going to have to accept things as they are. I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just leave it at that. I love this book. Dust & Decay continues the journey of Benny, Tom, Nix, Lilah and the rest through the Rot & Ruin. You get to meet some of the legends of the Rot & Ruin this time out such as Dr. Skillz, the Greenman and Sally Two-Knives. At first I thought this one would not be able to compare to Rot & Ruin #1, but I was mistaken. At the end of this one I was feeling more emotions than I would have thought from a "zombie" book. This is much much more than a "Zombie" series. This is about growing up, surviving, and existing in a world that has been permanently changed from First Night. I can't wait till August when Flesh & Bone #3 comes out paperback!
Oh and on that hate thing, yea Mr. Maberry is an exceptional author, from the Joe Ledger series, to Dead of Night (which I think I saw a 2nd book is going to come out?). They are all worth picking up.
How to put this all, I was so looking forward to "Dog Blood" after having read "Hater". I also read the prequel to "Dog Blood" that is available on Da...moreHow to put this all, I was so looking forward to "Dog Blood" after having read "Hater". I also read the prequel to "Dog Blood" that is available on David Moody's web site, to prepare for the 2nd book in the series. I must admit that at first I was..I don't want to say disappointed, but I'd say expecting more, it seemed to me that the story was kinda just going on, not to any specific direction but continuing. And now that I've finished, I have to say that I was incorrect in my 1st impression. Yes it did seem to drag a bit at first, but once Danny really started to have a better outlook on what he was doing the story totally took off. What I naively thought of as just a continuing story with little direction ends up being the build up and structure for what happens at the climax of Dog Blood. I don't want to give anything away but there is a was a point in the story were it just felt like a large sack of potatoes was just thrown on my chest, like the gravity just doubled. I had to actually pause and take it all in, before continuing. This is a great follow up to Hater and now I cannot wait for the next book. David Moody does not disappoint.(less)
I don't use "awesome" very much. I was 1st intriguing by one of Jonathan Maberry's characters, Saint John, from a short story I read in "Mons...moreAwesome!
I don't use "awesome" very much. I was 1st intriguing by one of Jonathan Maberry's characters, Saint John, from a short story I read in "Monster's Corner". When I asked Mr. Mayberry VIA twitter, about Saint John he let me that he makes an appearance in book 3 & 4 of the "Rot & Ruin" series. So, since I want to start at the beginning I picked up "Rot & Ruin" and dove right in.
Right from the first few pages, this story gets you. I don't want to give anything away so all I'll say is, for those of you who like "zombie" books, that are not the normal "survivors run from Point A to Point B to Point C, trying to survive against the undead and the living" then you have to start this series!
I picked this up from my local library, and now its #1 on my wish list.(less)
I finally finished the HATER series. I say that as it has taken quite some time complete the trilogy. I tend to switch between books so I don't read t...moreI finally finished the HATER series. I say that as it has taken quite some time complete the trilogy. I tend to switch between books so I don't read too much of one style or type, to keep it fresh :)
Ok Them Or Us is the last in the series and completes it perfectly. In HATER you get punched in the face and pulled into the world as the "change" is happening. In Dog Blood you are trapped in the world as both sides try to deal with each other, both in similar ways I might add. And in Them Or Us you get the finality of the whole situation. I don't think this could have really ended any other way. Granted Them Or Us is much darker than the rest, very much more personal for Danny's feelings. Great ending to a great set.
I really enjoyed this series and will be reading more of David Moody's books as he puts them out.
Not onto the next book in the Autumn Series!!(less)
Holy Crapola! This book is awesome. "Patient Zero" added a brand new twist to the "non-living" books that I've been reading. Maberry introduces you to...moreHoly Crapola! This book is awesome. "Patient Zero" added a brand new twist to the "non-living" books that I've been reading. Maberry introduces you to Joe Ledger, a former cop, former military, "non-living" butt kicker. I was slightly leery of this book before reading, I was worried there would be too much "military" references and I'd get lost in "Semi-Automatic GK5-113 magnum armor piercing and the HK-2745 Luger Kevlar reinforced" jargen. Well there isn't, and even when he mentions firearms it's not over the top, I can fully understand what it is he's describing. Joe Ledger is a great character. Right from the start, at the beach, I knew I was going to like this guy. He's a no nonsense, upfront guy who has an interesting relationship with his new boss, Mr. Church. Joe is now a member of DMS (Department of Military Sciences) and they are tasked with trying to stop an undead infection. The characters are all very colorful and each with their own personal quirks and personality, e.g. Bunny. I'm just over half way and can't wait to get home and read some more.
Ok, now that I've finished, I must say I really enjoyed this book. I don't want to spoil anything here, so I won't get into any details. The way the book closes, was complete, there is nothing really too open at the end to leave you hanging, but I'll be sure to get the next installment as soon as I can.(less)