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Exciting but repetitive and overly religious
on 18 November 2014
The Dead has a lot of action. Most of the book is descriptions of crazy stuff happening to people and honestly that part is well written, but the rest of the book? Not a big fan.
Firstly, the whole thing is basically just about a ragtag group of people talking about religion. I was hoping that there'd be some important profound point about belief by the end of it. There isn't. In fact, the end is pretty much the most simple and unprofound thing that could have happened.
The characters themselves are very shallow. Max and Gary, the main characters, are interesting enough... But almost everyone else, save Uncle Dennis, has absolutely nothing to contribute except as the victim of an action scene. So combining the one-dimensional characters and a bunch of "goooo Catholics!" bulls***, there's not much I can really recommend except the action.
To top it all off, Rogers has the cheek to make snide remarks about one Stephen King... Who seems to do everything Rogers is attempting in The Dead but actually succeeds in pulling it off.