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Monster Island by David Wellington
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Jun 19, 08

did not like it
bookshelves: post-apocalyptic
Recommended for: people bored at work
Read in June, 2008

Read this online. I'm not interested in zombies per se, but I do like post-apocalyptic stories.

Ugh. I mean I got all the way through it, so it wasn't the WORST book in the world. And there were some interesting parts. But overall the thing felt very amateurish, it read like fan fiction. Any hard facts that were in there sounded like stuff the author already knew, random shit about guns and NYC locations. The characters were inconsistent, and the "explanation" for the zombies felt very much like something somebody in high school would make up.

Also he used "discrete" when he meant "discreet" TWICE.
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message 1: by Mike (last edited Dec 03, 2009 11:52AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Mike Beliveau Totally agree with your review. I had to skim the final ten pages, just could not bring myself to read every ward any longer. Painful reading if there ever was such a thing. The sentences felt so forced and meaningless. As if just throwing a few "big" words in here and there was enough to pass for a good book.

message 2: by Meh (new) - rated it 2 stars

Meh Yep. Struck me as fan fiction by a talented amateur.

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