Before you actually dive into this book expecting mad rabid zombies trying to get into your house, while the characters try to survive and scrounge whatever resources they can to make it out into a world turned upside down, you’re not going to find it here. Yes it was disappointing. Is it worth a try? Maybe...maybe not.
In this case, besides the fact that the dead have risen. They’re shells of their former self. Not rabid things we’re so used to seeing. They feed and react to the living’s feelings. (For example if you react with disgust, or hatred, they’ll lash out). Seems interesting. Certainly a different approach. Zombie purists out there probably wouldn’t give this book a second glance. I like trying out different things (just like food!) as there are times when you do come across a gem. Do I consider this one a gem? Not really.
Although it deals with several issues; such as the loss and acceptance of a loved one, or how far would someone go to protect the love one had for someone who was deceased. So in a sense, it’s a book that does make you think (well that mixed with zombies? Sacrilege!) so if you want something for the action fast paced plot, you’re not going to find it here. You want something to slowly digest (har!), read on character development and thinking, and for something to think about then maybe, just maybe this is for you.
My view on this book, take it or leave it. I found it all right. Not the best read, certainly but worth a try just to have a book that actually makes you think about what would really happen in scenarios such as this. Would you sacrifice everything? Or curl up and cry on the floor as the world burns? It’s worth to mull over. Those that want something with raging undead at your doorstep, skip this and go to the next one....Continua
A Stoccolma si risvegliano i morti che hanno perso la vita negli ultimi 2 mesi. Perché? E perché solo degli ultimi due mesi e non i cadaveri piú vecchi? Perché vicino ai morti viventi i vivi sono telepatici? Perché l'acqua di mare? A parte questi interrogativi mi é piaciuto molto. Originali questi zombie....Continua
Inizio davvero scadente, poi un impennata durante la lettura, ma il finale è stato pessimo (ai livelli di "Il quinto giorno"). Alcune scelte dell'autore mi sono piaciute, ad esempio questo nuovo tipo di zombie che non vuole mangiare carne umana, ma altre mi hanno disturbato fin da subito. E' stata introdotta una componente troppo mistica a mio avviso e sviluppata male: telepati, resurrezioni, la morte che arriva a portar via larve bianche che sono anime dei morti..mah.. Lo scrittore dice che questo libro appartiene al genere horror, secondo me no. Di horror ha solo gli zombie che poi non sono gli zombie come noi li pensiamo.
Insomma, certe creature, anche se sono nate dalle pagine dei libri, danno il loro meglio sugli schermi! Non c'è dubbio.
Another JAL book that I would like to give 3.5 stars to, instead of just 3. Enjoyable read but the ending just didn't live up to the rest of the storyline for me.
By far the "weirdest" book I've ever read. I loved it! The story was scary and sad at the same time. The characters were very believable. This book made me think... what if... the dead did come back? How would life change? I really enjoyed this book ;-)...Continua