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City of the Dead

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

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    No, just no!!!

    This is the first book, and probably the last, I picked up by Brian Keene. All I can say is what??? Corpses possessed by demons are NOT zombies. On the back of the book it says: "Cities have become overrun by legions of the dead." So, I'm thinking zombies. NO! Instead I got animated corpses possessed by demons from hell. *sigh* I didn't read past page 94. Sorry Brian, but this one is just ridiculous! I agree with other reviewers regarding the violence. It seems that there's gore and violence simply for the sake of gore and violence. It doesn't add to the plot. I also think that there could have been better character development. It reads hollow, as if the author was just trying to bang out another book to publish quickly.

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  • Posted November 26, 2010

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    It is so sad

    This book is a tragic example of an excellent story coupled with poor writing ie. poor character development, stilted dialog, copious descriptions of gory events but little or no description of the surounding areas where important events take place or the characters involved. This could have been an awesome novel but, as it is, I could only give it one star.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

    Can't believe I PAID for it!!

    Didn't read the first book in the series, but got the gist of what happened while reading this one. Characters were stereotypical: hooker with a heart of gold, priest that had past issues, blue-collar main character on the outs with his ex-wife who would do anything for his kid, mad scientist, etc. Way too many attempts at emotional dialog when the characters were supposed to be in a hurry. Intelligent zombies with self-propelled artillery, tanks, and assault rifles against a skyscraper made it pretty obvious what was going to happen. Forced myself to finish it, as I'd paid for it. It was like getting a prostate exam from Freddy Kruger!

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