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Good yarn but needs editing
on 31 May 2011
This is another Kindle edition which suffers from that huge problem of bad editing. I will get this off my chest just now before reviewing the actual novel, but suffice to say the book would have been given a better star rating if the grammatical and spelling errors were corrected. Some words are incorrectly spelled, some words are missing from sentences, and there are grammatical errors and painful school-boy errors such as confusing 'their' and 'there' etc. This edition badly needs the services of a good proof reader.
Having said that, the story itself is a good one. It flows at a good pace and the characterisation is good enough to make one care about the people in the novel and what happens to them.
I suppose it is a typical 'zombie apocolypse' tale, with the groups of survivors doing what they have to do to survive in the brave new world.
If I have a criticism about the actual story it would be that the ending felt rushed and somewhat 'tacked on' and did not flow as well as the rest of the story - it was a little disappointing.
For all that, I did enjoy this story and give it 4 stars for a good little read.
Recommended if you can look past the poor editing to the good story beneath.
If this is the authors first novel, there is only room for improvement and I look forward to his next offering.
One final criticism would be that the cover art and title of the story put me off ordering this for a long time. It just looks a bit 'trashy' and I think this story is so much better than that. If I saw this in a book shop I wouldn't pick it up as the cover art (while a good picture in itself) just lends an air of cheapness to the novel. I would also consider renaming it as the title does the novel no favours either.