Monster Island (The Monster Island) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £7.99
  • You Save: £1.60 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Monster Island: A Zombie ... has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book is eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK. Your order will be picked, packed and dispatched by Amazon. Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Monster Island: A Zombie Novel Paperback – 1 May 2007


See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£6.39
£0.60 £0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Trade In Promotion

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Frequently Bought Together

Monster Island: A Zombie Novel + Monster Nation + Monster Planet: A Zombie Novel
Price For All Three: £20.56

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd (1 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905005474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905005475
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where George Romero shot his classic zombie films. He attended Syracuse University and received an MFA in creative writing from Penn State. He now lives in New York City with his wife Elisabeth and dog Mary Shelley. Visit him at www.davidwellington.net

Product Description

About the Author

David Wellington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1971. He attended Penn State and received there an MFA in creative writing. He works as an archivist for the United Nations in New York City. In 2003 he began work on the website "www.monsternovel.com", where his novel Monster Island was serialized on-line over the course of five months and quickly became an internet cult phenomenon. Two sequels to Monster Island have since also been serialized in the same fashion. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
OSMAN LEANED OVER the rail and spat into the grey sea before turning again to shout orders at his first mate Yusuf. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Wordy on 26 April 2008
Format: Paperback
Zombie novels obviously require suspension of disbelief but it would take much more than that to take Monster Island seriously.

A rag tag group of teenage girl guerrilla warriors from Somalia and an American weapons inspector sail from Africa to New York to search for AIDS medication needed by a local warlord.

Trouble is, society has buckled under the weight of a plague of walking corpses and NYC is home to a million undead ghouls - including one that can still think and has the power to command the armies of shuffling undead munters.

As if that wasn't ridiculous enough, the story also features ancient mummies in the metropolitan museum being reanimated and a Scottish mummy who is straight out of Saturday morning cartoons.

Monster Island is utterly unconvincing and lacks any real tension, characterisation or depth.

Anyone intersted in the genre should check out World War Z by Max Brooks, which presents a chillingly plausible global collapse and comments on the futilty of a society unprepared for disaster.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Pendleton Girl on 2 Jun. 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Now i'm a fan of the Zombie 'Genre' - been a fan of George A since the original 'Dawn of the dead' - (still the best!), recently read World War Z and suchlike and needed some holiday reading so I bought this trilogy hoping for some light summer reading......bloody hell, the first few pages - promising - though popping on an old steamer in Africa and sailing to New Yawk in search of anti-AIDS drugs seemed a little jarring (remember this is post apocalypse folks!) - and then it got plain silly - the thinking Zombie - I could just about live with (pun intended)....but then we got on to the Irish shamen and then by god if the hordes of the undead weren't enough for you - we have Mummies and these are relatively 'good' mummies - I can't be bothered to go on. It just kept getting worse

suffice it to say i battled on 'til the denouement and wished I hadn't bothered, so let me save you the trouble and money. DON'T DO IT

Please don't waste your money on this trilogy, it is neither 'frightening' or has any humour.....

(review by PG's husband)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Feb. 2007
Format: Paperback
Amazingly enough, something good has finally come out of the UN. Well, sort of, anyway. I'm talking about Monster Island, a whale of a good zombie novel written by David Wellington, an archivist at the UN. I should admit that, while I strive to be an epicure in the macabre, I've never been a big fan of zombies. They're ugly, they stink (luckily, this is not a scratch-n-sniff book), they never even eat brains anymore, and - most importantly - they are just incredibly stupid, mindless creatures. Obviously, I'm not naturally inclined to be impressed by any zombie novel that just happens to come my way. I am impressed with Monster Island, though, largely because of the science and imagination David Wellington applies to create something more than your average zombie.

Life as we know it is no more - not since the Epidemic killed the vast majority of life on the planet, then brought it back in the form of the walking dead. Things are so bad that Somalia is one of the few refuges remaining for living human beings in the world. It is there that former UN weapons inspector Dekalb seeks safety with his daughter Sarah - and, in exchange for that safety, agrees to accompany members of the Glorious Girl Army of the Free Woman's Republic of Somaliland (teenaged girl soldiers) to New York in search of the AIDS-related drugs Mama Halima and her people need in order to stay on the living side of existence. That is what brings him to New York City (there are plenty of drugs in the UN Headquarters), which, with its teeming zombie minions, has definitely earned the name Monster Island.

Not all zombies are created equal, as a fellow named Gary proves. All alone now, Gary knows that he cannot avoid becoming yet another zombie in New York City.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Seeing as I've got a fixation for survivalist horror books, I thought I'd give this one a try. Starts with the usual sketchy flannel about outbreaks around the world, end of civilisation etc. then the story centres on two people- a U.N. weapons inspector looking for anti- AIDS drugs, and a male nurse with his own unique way of dealing with the infection. The second character's story is a different view of an apocolypse, which lends itself to some good bits of narrative. As the book flows along, it kept me interested until just past halfway, when it goes somewhat awry and the story seems to become hyper-unbelievable (as if zombies are to be believed anyway).
I recommend this book to all fans of this genre however as the author does a good job describing the world once it has fallen to the undead. However don't expect to be blown away by the ending.
Happy reading
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By L. Clinton on 10 Sept. 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm confused by the people giving this book praise. I've recently purchased a number of zombie books and this is by far the worst. The first few chapters seem to offer a promising story. I was willing to accept the introduction of a thinking zombie (Gary) due to reasonable explanation of how he came to be. Then it starts to slip. Wellington throws in some guff supernatural powers that enable Gary to control the other zombies. We then are asked to believe more ridiculous plot developments with every chapter. A giant zombie. Super strong mummies. A zombie building site in Central Park? I actually stopped reading it on a number of occasions because it annoyed me. When I finally got to the end it failed to deliver any kind of satisfying climax.In fact the more I think about it the more I think it's not even worth 2 stars. There are far better books out there.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback