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Unimpressed to say the least.
on 10 July 2012
I cannot see why so many people give this book great reviews. I got to Chapter 8 before I had to give in. At first I was going to liken it to a University undergraduate's dissertation (with an eye firmly placed on the word count) but actually it reads more like a schoolboy essay.
There is so much repetition, it is written in such a juvenile fashion and is basically so boring I just couldn't go on. If it served as inspiration for lots of other zombie literature and media (games etc) I would be impressed, but instead I think it's plagiarised many ideas from sources like Left4Dead, the Walking Dead (comic, not film) and much more.
It's meant to read like an official Ministry document, and in this it fails miserably. The tone is all wrong, there is too much humour, no citations (real or otherwise), no diagrams, no figures to back up faux research. It jumps from one place to another mid-chapter. And again, the repetition. How many times do you need to say about meta-hordes and how they will sweep the globe smashing all in their path? It was one of the first books I bought for the Kindle, and honestly, it was a waste of money.
Avoid like the Vissen Plague.