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Monster Nation by David Wellington
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Apr 13, 2011

really liked it
Read from April 16 to 17, 2011

Monster Nation is the 2nd book in David Wellington's zombie series. This time, we start out with 3 living people at the beginning of epidemic that is causing the dead to rise. First you're introduced to an unnamed, blonde, California girl, a reporter named Dick, and a 60-something national guard commander named Bannerman Clark. Clark is charged with trying to contain the outbreak before it sweeps the nation, and believes the California girl is at the epicenter.

The book is written in short bits, switching between the girl, Dick and Bannerman Clark. At times the writing seems frantic, and you have to really pay attention when switching story lines every couple of pages. There are no chapters, but 4 parts. News blurbs, verbiage on signs, scrawling from bathroom stalls, emails, govt notices and medical diaries appear when the story is being told by someone else. This has a real feel that you are going through this with the characters, trying to find out information as you can.

Although the story is good, once again, Wellington takes over half the book for set up. I'm told that the first 2 books are set up for the last book, Monster Planet, so hopefully that one will be a lot more action and less back stories.

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04/16/2011 page 20
04/17/2011 page 150
53.0% "JESUS IS eat your leg"
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