The Rising: Author's Preferred Edition and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Buy Used
£2.80
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Tree Savers
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A used book that is in good, clean condition. Your item will be picked, packed and posted FREE to you within the UK by Amazon, also eligible for super saver delivery.
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

The Rising Mass Market Paperback – Jan 2004


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£667.08
Mass Market Paperback, Jan 2004
£9.92 £0.01
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Leisure Books (Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843952016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843952018
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
The dead scrabbled for an entrance to his grave. Read the first page
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

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Coleman on 5 Sep 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Before I start my review, I would like to suggest for anyone intending on buying this book to think seriously about buying `City Of The Dead' by the same author at the same time. The reason for this is that this book continues in COTD, and I pretty much guarantee that readers will want to pick up the next instalment as soon as they finish `The Rising'.

I came across this author purely by accident when searching for Zombie novels on Amazon - for some reason I had the urge to read some good old zombie hardcore for a change ! And I am sure glad that I did. Keene's writing in my own opinion seems to take the form of a good story encased with as much gore and stomach churning detail that would be legally available for him to do before he would be encased in a padded jacket and locked in a cell. This book is certainly the most blood filled, intestine dripping story I have ever read and certain people out there may well be horrified at the pure amount of pages taken up by Keene's obsession almost of babies, children and other less unfortunates being mutilated and turning into the un-dead. But then it is not so shocking when you think that those less well able to protect themselves would actually be more susceptible than most.

Unlike Monster Island by David Wellington, I felt this book went into detail about why the dead were returning to life, and Keene also came up with a reasonable explanation for why the head zombie and major `bad guy' OB wanted to create his army of the dead. (More filled out in COTD).

The book is primarily about the struggles of one man to reach his son, who he believes is still alive and hiding out in the loft of his ex-wife's house, along the way meeting up with other travelling companions who aid him in his quest.
Read more ›
2 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
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR D PORTT on 10 Jun 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is amazing, once I picked it up I could not put it down, every page kept me wanting to find out more.
Set in an apocalyptic world, where once again scientists have been playing with forces they don't understand, and unwitting weaken the dimensional fabric of the universe. As a result the dead begin to rise as Zombies with a twist, its not just humans but animals also, Rats, Dogs, Birds, Fish, you name them and they come back from the dead. But there not the unthinking lethargic massess from movies like night of the living dead, but intelligient, capable of using guns, driving cars, etc. I won't ruin the book by telling you about the zombies, but its a very good take on the zombie origin but if you are familiar with the Necronomicon, not from The Evil Dead though, but from legend then you'll get an idea on the zombie origin.
The story centers around one guy trying to reach his son, and meets several other people on the way, from other branching plot lines. The content and style of writing is amazing, and is very detailed, I could almost feel like I was there in the apocalyptic world, but glad I wasn't. It ends with a cliff hanger leaving you on the state of anticipation, but leaves you thinking what would happen next..bring on the sequel!
Its nice to see a take on the zombie genre without turning them into superhuman creatures, which in my opinion is unrealistic. Making them intelligent thinking and cunning entities that will not stop at anything to get what they want...human flesh. I have waited for so long for that perfect zombie story, I think this is very very close.
A must read for any zombie fan !
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
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. D. Wilson VINE VOICE on 5 Jan 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Buying "The Rising" was quite an impulsive purchase for me, and I'm really glad now that I went through with it.

This is an awesome apocalyptic horror novel. The action and suspense come thick and fast, the characters are mostly easy to connect with, and the story is good. Keene shows some originality in his depiction of the zombies: these are not shambling, stupid things. Oh no, they are intelligent and can do everything they could in life, including driving cars and wielding weapons. They are human corpses reanimated and possessed by demons from another dimension, set free after a scientific experiment goes disastrously wrong. How awesome!

I was quite impressed by the religious themes running through the book. It also came to an excellent climax - kind of a mini urban war between living humans and zombies toting rocket launchers and grenades. And at last, it ends on a classic cliffhanger that quite literally leaves you gasping for more in the form of the sequel, "City of the Dead". I can't wait to start that one.
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
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 17 Nov 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I've not really read much horror since I got bored with Stephen King stuff years ago and got this because I was waiting for a decent Sci-Fi or Fantasy series to come out and felt like a change.
Fast paced, characters that became likeable after only a few pages, characters that felt like leads being snuffed out unexpectedly, psychos, horrific story lines, the right amount of gore and thinking, gun-toting, car driving zombies.
Brilliant!!!
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
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chris Hall TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Aug 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Brian Keene's zombie novel "The Rising" is a refreshingly original tale based within a post apocalyptic world where the undead have killed the majority of humanity. Keene's zombies are not just mindless, decaying corpses, slowly shuffling their way around, looking for victims to devour and to join their ranks. Far from it! Like in David Wellington's "Monster" trilogy, these zombies are fast, cunning and organised. With the original idea of the corpse bodies being taken over by evil spirits that have been banished from our world for billions of years, the novel sets out a whole new angle on the zombie sub genre.

From the very beginning, the reader is thrown in to the claustrophobic survival of our lead character Jim Thurmond. Like in Bowie Ibarra's zombie tale "Down The Road", the main thrust of the story's plot is the survival of the main character as he takes on a massive journey, battling against the undead and any other foes along the way. With "The Rising", the reader follows Jim as he travels across America to rescue his son Danny who he is sure is still alive.

Keene uses not only human corpses for reanimation into zombies, but any animal that dies becomes another one of the living dead. This original take on the genre adds more horrific consequences for the characters, with zombie birds, rats and other wildlife all out to kill off humanity.

Throughout the novel the reader is introduced to other survivors along the way, each one described with a great amount of characterization. Death is everywhere within the story, leaving you guessing who will die next at the hands of the zombie army.

The novel races from start to end, delivering a fast paced, action-packed gore-fest, with a truly dark atmosphere that creeps through the pages.
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

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback