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Galloping Story, But...,
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This review is from: Ancestor (Paperback)
There's nothing wrong with this book - it performs exactly as you would expect from the cover and the blurb on the back. It grips, and rips along. Some of the characters work better than others, and the whole thing reads as if the author had an idea for a movie all along, but that's true of a lot of thrillers.
It's not great though, despite what some other reviewers have said. I don't resent the purchase price, but there's a lot better out there. The contrast with, for example, "Feed" by Mira Grant, is very clear.
If you liked "Jurassic Park" you'll love Ancestor. If you expect a little more thought with your monsters, you may still enjoy it, but you won't be urging your friends to read it.
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2011 17:59:23 BDT
Whilst I don't think this is a brilliant novel by any means (although I do like this and his other works as popcorn action books) I find it interesting that you compared it to 'Feed' which to fair is a little like apples and oranges and I personally though Feed was a dreadful dirge of a read with oodles of blogging and very little zombie interaction (in fact gave it 1 star review).
That said your review was on the money otherwise..... it is of course, only a matter of opinion (and funnily enough, I did just lend it to a friend... heh heh)
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