Tonya Breck's Reviews > Monster Island

Monster Island by David Wellington
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Aug 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: horror, regretable-read, fiction

I ended up being really disappointed by this book. It read like two different books, one trying to be Dawn of the Dead the other Shaun of the Dead, thrown together and not blended properly. It basically reads like a rough draft that could do with some major going-over. I've seen some people hand-wave this because it's a online serialized novel. However, given that I've read some really good online serialized novels and stories so I'm not inclined to forgive some of the more glaring problems with the book.

However, I do want to give it two stars because it has some definite potential not only with the basic premise, but also with the glimmers of characterization that can be seen in places.

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Reading Progress

August 17, 2010 – Started Reading
August 17, 2010 – Shelved
August 17, 2010 – Shelved as: horror
August 21, 2010 –
22.0% "So far this seems to be trying to blend Dawn of the Dead with Shaun of the Dead and failing terribly. It's like two different books slapped together. Hoping it will get better."
August 21, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 2, 2012 – Shelved as: regretable-read
January 2, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction

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