It's easy to see that the author grew up watching and loving the classic zombie genre movies (As did I) and with these in mind, he has pushed the boun...moreIt's easy to see that the author grew up watching and loving the classic zombie genre movies (As did I) and with these in mind, he has pushed the boundaries for the genre to the next level, in what is a disturbing and emotive work of fiction. “Lament For The Living” is a good read that has well sculpted characters and it’s enjoyable story telling will leave the reader wanting to soak up the next instalment immediately. (less)
I have always been a huge Jack Higgins fan, and for me I think this book is probably his best work. (Though also a big fan of the Sean Dillon series)...moreI have always been a huge Jack Higgins fan, and for me I think this book is probably his best work. (Though also a big fan of the Sean Dillon series) Without giving away too much, the story is brilliantly weaved and makes it very difficult indeed for the reader to know which side to root for. Though mostly a work of fiction, the research that Mr Higgins completed for this book does beg the question as to whether there was indeed a cover up of biblical proportions. With any luck Hollywood, who seem set on breathing new life into every movie classic at the moment, will have their sights set on a big budget re-make of the original film, as I for one would be in the cinema like a shot!
I have recently finished writing my first novel, a Sci-Fi, Action Adventure entitled "Ashen". I can only hope that some small measure of the energy and great story telling found throughout TEHL and in my opinion all Jack Higgins' work has brushed off on me and the pages of my book. Thanks for the inspiration Jack.
If you woud like to view my book the links and blurb are below:
In 2065 a nuclear strike was initiated that almost resulted in the annihilation of all mankind.
On the 11th of October 2078, leaving behind their irradiated homelands and heading out into the night, the survivors of the Earth start the hugely ambitious and dangerous task of building a permanent colony on Mars.
The year is now 2102 and against the odds the Sanctuary colony and its inhabitants have thrived.
Meanwhile on the distant planet of Ashen 2, a team of scientists have made an unprecedented breakthrough that could herald a new golden era for the survivors of the Earth. Though when communications are inexplicably lost, an elite special forces unit are sent to investigate and amongst the team is Robert Hewson.
Hewson is an experimental physicist who is responsible for the on-going terraforming of Mars, and, more importantly, bringing his late father’s dream of the planet having a breathable atmosphere to fruition.
Hewson soon finds himself being carried along in a whirlwind when he and the team make a terrifying discovery that could have devastating consequences.
Something has been watching them from beyond the veil and the fight for survival has begun.