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Countdown by Mira Grant
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really liked it

I was not expecting to like this novella, since I'm not a big fan of the zombie genre. I was very pleasantly surprised, however. First of all, most of this prequel to the Newsflesh trilogy takes place before the zombie epidemic, so it's about how the zombies were created rather than the zombies themselves. Further, Grant does a really credible job making the zombies a science fiction concept rather than a horror one, which I liked.

The book consists of a bunch of mini-chapters set in 2014 around the USA. The format works really well for advancing the plot, but it doesn't allow much character development or other depth. Of all the novellas I've read recently, though, this does one of the best jobs of having the right amount of background and content for the length.

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Reading Progress

July 5, 2013 – Started Reading
July 6, 2013 – Shelved
July 6, 2013 – Finished Reading

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