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Zombies really necessary?,
This review is from: The Reality Dysfunction: 1 (The Night's Dawn trilogy) (Paperback)
I read the book whilst on holiday (Beach book) and, considering the 1200+ pages, it only took me 7 days and certainly kept me riveted.
Up until the point where we moved away from the well thought-out and, for me, plausible science fiction I absolutely loved the book and couldn't put it down. This 'point' arrives about half way through where we are suddenly confronted with zombies returning from the dead (probably purgatory?) where, sadly for me, the whole thing then started to fall apart...
Was it really necessary, for example, to introduce a zombie Irish character from the 1920s who was more like something out of the movie 'Brigadoon'? Perhaps we could have had a tap dancing reincarnation of Gene Kelly to accompany him?
After having read the reviews of the next two volumes I have decided not to continue - the thought of Al Capone coming back to run a planet just sounds too much like Monty Python for me. Although the thought of a portal opening up to allow passage for Hell's Grannies might have just kept me interested...
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2013, 21:08:40 GMT
I. J. Sloan says:
Totally agree ... the concept of the dead returning is NOT science fiction, and I cannot get excited in any way with a concept that is "impossible"
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