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The Dead by David Gatward
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Jul 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: giveaway-win, arc, read-2010, 2010-release

2.5 [revised rating - it was okay]

This was my first horror novel, so I didn't know what to expect. With that in mind, THE DEAD introduced to me a dreadful other-world, where the Dead "live". (heh...puns) I think that there were definite problems with character development, as well as articulation with language- however that may be justified to the fact that this is completely new territory for me.

In the case of characters, I didn't really feel connected to any of them. They were there, they did stuff, they said things, but why should I give a flying hoot what happens to them? However, the story allowed me to overlook this to an extent, because while the characterization was pretty mediocre/non-existent, I was pulled in and interested to the very end. Even after the somewhat lackluster ending, I think I want to read the next installment of the series. Maybe that's just a "series" thing, in that I like finishing things I start . . . . Once again, not sure.

Full review to be posted on my blog September 9th.

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Reading Progress

July 17, 2010 – Shelved
July 17, 2010 – Shelved as: giveaway-win
July 17, 2010 – Shelved as: arc
Started Reading
August 31, 2010 – Shelved as: read-2010
August 31, 2010 – Finished Reading
July 4, 2017 – Shelved as: 2010-release

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