The story is entertaining and gripping. It's short enough to swallow whenever you have a couple of hours free. A train ride or a rainy afternoon. TheThe story is entertaining and gripping. It's short enough to swallow whenever you have a couple of hours free. A train ride or a rainy afternoon. The characters, while not exactly deeply complex (there's not really enough time for them to be) are decent enough to keep us interested. The zombie origin story is interesting, too. Different from most. But the writing is awful. Not just mistakes that a good proof read would have picked up, but the author doesn't seem to understand the possessive apostrophe. He doesn't use contractions, either. It's all 'does not', 'will not' and 'would not'. People don't talk or think like that, it serves to make the writing clunky and make it flow like a river of bricks. Word choice is poor in places, and it seems the author didn't read the finished product as it lacks the kind of polish a book gains in proofs and re-writes. That said, it sucks you in like a Dyson hoover. It's almost painful reading some of this, due to mistakes and badly worded sentences, but you have to keep reading to find out what happens. I'll be reading the others in the series to find out what happens, but I'll be re-writing some of it in my head as I go.
Excellent plotting, subpar writing. Worth a read as long as it stays under £1...more