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This review is from: Into the Badlands (A post-apocalyptic thriller) (Badlands Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
at first, i didn,t think i was going to enjoy this, mainly because of the inclusion of 2 young boys, i can do without sickly sweet sentiment in my horror novels. once the novel got going however, i found i enjoyed it very much. the infected in this novel behave like the infected in 28 days, and its always a nice change from the usual slow moving zombies. the characters were very interesting too, and after a while, you start to root for them and hope they survive (not all of them do) the characters actually have a goal too in this novel, rather than just wandering aimlessly like in other books. they are trying to reach a so called safe haven which may or may not be safe. they are not entirely sure due to a garbled message on the radio. you find yourself wondering if they will ever get there, and if it will be safe when they do.
a few things i had a problem with however. firstly, if it wasn,t for a particular us city being named, you wouldn,t really know where the characters are most of the time, descriptions are never really given. my main beef though is with the 2 kids having guns. even in a post apocalyptic world, what sort of father gives loaded guns to 2 children under the age of 11? more to the point, how did they get to be such crack shots in the first place? most adults can,t use a firearm, but 2 children can!!!!
despite these complaints, this is a good read. the infected are scary, you care about the characters, and this is a great post apocaltptic novel to pass the time with
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Initial post: 8 Apr 2012 23:53:33 BDT
For the most part I agree with your assessment of this book, but I myself believe it perfectly suitable for a father to give his sons guns in a world where some mad thing could take them out at any time! Supposing the father died and the boys had no knowledge of how to use a gun: zombies would tear 'em to pieces in a minute. Just my opinion...I really enjoyed this book and look forward to a continuation of the story :)
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