- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 638 KB
- Print Length: 306 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Createspace (5 Oct. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00466H8JK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 119 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hollowland (The Hollows, #1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a fast-paced, action-packed, tense, gory thrill ride in a zombie-filled America. Amazing characters, awesome and well-written action scenes and a sensitive and beautiful grasp on the the many facets of man when forced into desperate survival.
Hollowland blew me away; Remy blew me away; once again Hocking blew me away! I hope this is only the beginning of this world she has created because I can't bare that a now favourite character of mine should be left hanging on such an open ending.
FIVE MASSIVE, MASSIVE STARS!
I enjoyed this story to the point of nearly crying when I read the last word. Not because of the ending and the pain, suffering, love, hate, life and energy this book contains. But because I didn't want it to end. I WANT TO KNOW MORE!! What happened next? Where does Remy, the heroine, go? What about her borther, Max? Does Ripley keep eating zombies like we pop m&ms? What about Blue, Lazlo...? URGH!!!
So, in short... this is an unexpected gem of a story. It is written by a younger person, there are some mistakes and typos so us anal-freaks will have to ignore them - they are far and few. But the story more then makes up for those small niggles. And trust me, I'm nit-picking.
On the whole I would say that I enjoyed the book. I found the storyline engaging and entertaining. A little absurd at times and sort of cookie cutter (but it's a zombie novel, it's not like people reading it are really striving for realism, and there are only so many directions a zombie book can go in before you'd pretty much covered them all). I think most of the characters were portrayed well, but some could've done with a little extra padding or fleshing. Some aspects were cliched and many were clearly unresearched (I mostly refer here to the completely tame, kitten-like behaviour of a grown lioness).
What let this book down for me was the badly edited, rushed feel to it. Grammar itself isn't terrible, but syntax is pretty appalling in places. Missing words, misplaced or misused words ( two examples that come to mind are 'except' being used where 'accept' was required, and 'faired' being used in place of 'fared'). Many more besides these. The text is littered with them, and though it wasn't to the extent that it stopped me from reading, it was irritating and detracted somewhat for me from the general enjoyment.
If you don't care about editing issues then this is a great book for you. It flows, has an engaging storyline with motivated and occasionally endearing characters, and basically passes the time.
But if something being badly written is a bugbear for you (as it is me) then I'm not sure you'd enjoy this.
The characters seem to be eaten or bitten quicker than they can develop some depth.
The best part of the story has to be Ripley, who is hands down the most interesting pet in an post apocalyptic world I have had the pleasure to read about.
I think Hocking is a very creative and talented writer, however this book just wasn't her best work, then again maybe it was just the fact I hate really can't stand flesh eating zombies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this novel - even though i am terrified of zombies! very gripping storyline, though the spellcheck and editing could do with a review!Published 5 months ago by HK
Very enjoyable read. Surprised myself as I was a bit put off by the zombie theme, but book 1 was an unstoppable read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by raza
This book was hard work. I don't mind typos but there were many. It is clearly a book for teen girls desperate for romance. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Avid reader
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1) by Amanda Hocking is one story filled with some rather upsetting to the stomach stuff, but hey, what can you honestly expect from a YA zombie dystopian... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Al-Khemet Book Club
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