- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 242 KB
- Print Length: 140 pages
- Publisher: Grand Mal Press (16 Oct. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005WLIG6W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,191,932 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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So, what to expect from a copy of his latest offering. As a reader LSDL is a flawless, Adrenalin-fuelled non-stop action killathon of a survival book. It really does have it all packed into one neat & very readable package.
We're talking small band of survivors, zombie apocalypse, tragic deaths, a major arsenal of weapons & then toss in a sick madman in a morgue & a legion of pi*& off bigfoots...
Mr Brown is a prolific story writer in the Stephen King tradition. The tale is always king in Brown's books & if you like this you will enjoy his other stuff. The dialogue is crisp & there is never a dull or dragging moment.
You get what you pay for with Eric. It's fast, furious & with a very creative story to boot. Plus, if I know Mr Brown, there is bound to be a follow up.
good bits first; this was fast paced and grabs you by the whatsits straight off.... imaginative story that just goes off the rails a bit...
bad bits; not consistent in its outline, very disjointed and could have easily been set out better or even made longer to explain the big holes in the time line or just missing huge chunks of how and why
awful bits; Bigfoot? seriously! I know Mr Brown has written other great (so Im told) books about a big foot war but this random creature popping up does not fit in this story! I actually felt sorry for it.
Characters are a bit off too, you only get a physical describtion once the big boobed, skinny blonde turns up that all the men start lusting after, she just happens to be a bit kick arse too....!! the little rescued girl that was being horribly abused one chapter suddenly gets all sexy and lustful herself in the next... not very believable (sorry).
too much general convenience too.... cars with keys in, the sexy blondes hubby not making it, drinking from a toilet - but then where did he wee/poop?
they all seemed good until they all just got wiped out at the end, rather randomly to fit the (seemed like) rushed ending....
ending was imaginative, did not see coming but could have been done SO much better.
I am looking forward to reading more by this author because the general hop along was great... just left feeling a little bamboozled at the end of it.
(oh and you if the author has a fav saying.... pls dont use it for every character!)
What I read was a short, brutal book, lacking depth of characterisation and a realistic landscape. One can forgive fiction of this kind for not exhibiting high literary ideals, but i felt that even then, it was all a bit thin.
There is some characterisation, but what there is feels rather scant and generic. The landscape in which the action takes place is sketched rather than fully illustrated.
I can see why this is though: the action moves at a breakneck pace, the protagonists lurching from one crisis to another which I admit is entertaining!
Ultimately, it's a fast-paced book with a very silly plot and lots of gratuitous violence. If you like that sort of thing, you will probably enjoy it. I was hoping for a bit more, I guess!
I thought the characters were very realistic, and I felt I got to "know" them quite well. This book really kept me on the edge of my seat, as just when I thought they were safe, something else got thrown at them! I also thought the ending was great, a really good twist.
This is the first of Eric S. Brown's books that I've read and will definitely be searching out more, and I would highly recommend it for any other zombie lovers out there!
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