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on 13 October 2013
I ordered this as soon as I saw it would be available on Amazon and couldn't wait to read it. Just to be clear, I am a massive fan of the first book which I thought was absolutely superb and still do. I've read it countless times and would recommend it to anyone. I strongly believe it should be made into a film as I think it would kick World War Z into touch.
And then we have this follow up.
It started off okay and we found out a bit about the origin of the virus but then it just started to spiral down. It is very hard to write a review on this without giving too much of the plot away. I just felt it lurched off into events that didn't gel with the characters in the first story. Also did he actually get married to Lucia? The relationship between them was just glossed over more. The events with guard of the boat again seem too far-fetched as with security at the hospital. Also most of the situations, the escapes were of the unbelievable 'Deus ex machina' types which after the seventh or eighth time become a bit wearing.
I'd like to see first one made into a film and then believe they should stop there as this sequel was just disappointing. I know no matter what I'll still buy the final part of the trilogy as I really hope he manages to tie it all together. I guess I'll just have to keep an open mind it works as we know what a great writer he can be. Fingers crossed.