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About the Author
- ASIN : B00ERVTFCM
- Publication date : August 24, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 4120 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 401 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,891 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's really interesting that they were able to cure the disease. I feel like the same old zombie plot is getting a bit worn: Zombie virus breaks out, characters struggle to survive and rebuild civilization among a new race of zombie-humans. This book is not at all like that. The zombie virus has a cure, and the new world includes both people immune to the disease and the cured. This creates a really interesting dynamic between the people, and gives the characters' personalities a dimension that helps to make them realistic. The cured have to deal with the things that they did before the cure, and the immune have to deal with their experiences fighting to stay alive. Both sides have done terrible things, but one side blames the other, and the other side acknowledges their crimes.
This book has really awesome characters that you can understand. At first I was wary, and had a hard time getting into it, but within the first chapter, I was hooked. I finished it in about a day and a half, stopping only to sleep and go to work. I haven't read a book that nails characters so perfectly in a long time. The characters always seen in zombie plots (the grizzled hunter, the honorable person who tries to save everyone, the crazy ones that try to raid, etc) aren't existent in this book. Each character is realistic, and could be any one of us after an event like this. It makes them relate well, and makes the book much more enjoyable.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to disappear into an alternate world for a little bit.
That said, I LOVED this book! Nella, I'm not hugely fond of overall, and I kept getting annoyed at her reaosns for not wanting to involve authorities and people TRAINED SPECIFICALLY for the tasks she was NOT, but I loved the plot.
The moment Frank was introduced, I thought he was going to become an antagonist almost immediately, but I was actually quite pleased with his role and character.
The story itself dragged a little at times, but it was short moments. There were a few minor typos and missing words, but nothing that I couldn't overlook or pulled me from the story. I've never seen a story before about having a CURE for zombification or what society would look like after mixing those who had become the (for lack of a better word) undead and those who had not when brought back together. I thought that was such a fascinating take and it gave me a lot of things to think about once the book was over.
And that ending.... That ending gave me real shivers. I loved it. I plan to recommend this book to all my zombie-loving friends.
This us an entertaining book that will keep you reading. It also has a lot to say about the nature of humans and the future of mankind.
I generally avoid any Zombie themes, hating the unrealistic characters. But almost everyone in this book is human and the story is engaging. I recommend it for anyone who likes a good novel in any genre.
I enjoyed this book on multiple levels. I loved how the author used the trial to look at what happened retrospectively. The plot flows well, with clever twists; there are some scenes that will make your skin curl; the descriptions of the "barren land" were almost poetic, despite the devastation; and I enjoyed the romance tucked in, it felt very real. But I also enjoyed this book because it made me think. The author gives us a detached look into human nature and its flaws, and it's not always a pretty picture. Acceptance comes at a high price, but it's only through acceptance that humans can move on and learn from their mistakes. And justice will finally be made.
Top reviews from other countries
This is not a novel that lurches from melodramatic scene to melodramatic scene, but has rather a serious and thoughtful look at the human condition when faced with catastrophic science and self-interested or possibly psychotic scientists. For all that, it is far from boring and well worth a read if you are tired of reading about hordes of zombies eating people without as much as a by-your-leave or thank you.
I enjoyed it. Oh and there is a cliffhanger at the end, as one might expect from the genre.
After a pandemic which has reduced the majority of the world's population to zombie-dom, a cure has been found and delivered to almost every eligible sufferer in the US (it's unclear how well distributed it might have been elsewhere). While some are too far gone to save, most are able to recover to varying degrees. The country is struggling to rebuild its infrastructure, governance, and communities, but the greatest devastation is emotional. Those who were infected did appalling things, and the true horror is that they remember it all.
Some may prefer the classic action-oriented zombie thriller in which well armed humans murder huge numbers of the walking dead. This novel, however, thoughtfully considers the psychological damage to individuals and communities in the aftermath of mass infection. How do people come to terms with having committed murder and cannibalism, having lost their humanity and behaved in ways they might normally find inconceivable? How can individuals and communities face the horror and reconcile after such profound violence? Is it possible to let anyone close, either physically or emotionally, in the wake of such appalling experiences? Is it possible to return to "normal", or must entirely new ways of living be found?
Our heroes are dealing with these fundamental questions while attempting to unravel the origins of the pandemic and participating in the legal and social processes of truth and reconciliation. The pace is careful, the characters utterly believable, and the reality of living in a society dealing with the aftermath of a massive trauma is made painfully clear (I suspect the author has read up on post-genocidal societies from early 20th century Armenia to Rwanda and Serbia).
It's not a fun read; it is, though, gripping and strangely gratifying despite the harrowing nature of the story. Above all, it poses hard questions about our assumptions about perpetrators and victims, dehumanisation, and effective ways of dealing with personal and communal trauma. Amidst it all, a very grown up love story takes root, with a relationship built not on the electric frenzy of passionate sex and the assumption that the person you love automatically understands everything about you, but on mutual respect, honesty, and the strength and tenderness born of a willingness to tell and hear that which you most fear.
I highly recommend it - and having something light and frothy to watch or read when you've finished!
As you can tell from the title, a curse for the strain of virus was created and used on those affects, turning the zombies back into functional (most of the time) human beings. However, it certainly left its mark as those who returned to their former human state remembered just what they had done and it drove some people to the brink. I really liked this take on the zombie virus as it's told from the other side, offering light and hope.
It's been eight years since the outbreak occurred and during this time, Nella Rider and Frank Courtlen, appointed in the trial to testify regarding Ann and Dr Pazzo who were involved in creating the strain of the virus, find that they have to backtrack and find out what happened all those years ago.
While humanity has crumbled, they still retain some semblance of normalcy in court and have a case, interviewing witnesses and sifting through evidence. During this process they found out something that could ultimately destroy the human race forever and it's only a matter of time...
I really enjoyed this read. It's a long book and I read it over a few sittings. I think one thing I struggled to get my head around initially was the blossoming romance between Nella and Frank. After all, he used to be an Infected. It was a little hard to imagine and even nauseous at times but I learned to accept it and opened my mind, after all, if there's a cure why not a romance?