when i read a zombie novel, i expect action and blood and guts from the word go, but i didn,t get that from this novel. huge sections were devoted to the plans the survivors were making while the zombies were treated like a backdrop. i have also read juggernaut, the prequel to this, so i was rather amused when ANOTHER shuttle, like in the prevous novel, suddenly turned up, in the vicinty of the rig. how did the pandemic start? was there a legion of shuttles up in space just waiting to land!!!!
one thing that made no sense, was the character of nikki. she spends days at sea in a makeshift boat, presumably traveling miles, and the next thing we know, she is back near the rig. how did she get back there so quick? did she somehow manage to paddle back against the flow!!!! maybe she teleported lol
near the end of the novel, it started to make no sense whatsoever. how was nikki able to control the infected? how did the body of the cosmonaut get into the bunker, especially since he was blown up near the beginning of the book? none of this was explained.
i know that horror novels are supposed to be bleak, but the ending of this one left me depressed. it ends ubruptly, with no one knowing what happens to the survivors.
interesting spin on the zombie genre and intersting characters, but it was too slow for me, and the final confusing part spoilt it