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The Rising: Author's Preferred Edition by [Brian Keene]

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The Rising: Author's Preferred Edition Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 715 ratings

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00EZC42IA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Deadite Press (September 3, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 3, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 769 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 283 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 715 ratings

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BRIAN KEENE is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman.

Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option.

Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including a World Horror Grand Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

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A Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing but worth a read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2021
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointing but worth a read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2021
I've previously read two other Brian Keene novels - Dead Rising and Dark Hollow - both of which I really enjoyed.
I had been intending to read this book for a while and was really looking forward to it, however overall I was a little disappointed. This is the author's preferred edition of his 2003 debut novel so I guess his books just got better.

I still enjoyed this book though, the beginning was really strong and at first I enjoyed the intelligent fast zombies which must have been really fresh back in 2003. Ok, so technically the zombies in this are more like demons who inhabit dead bodies and reanimate them. It works though and I enjoyed it for the most part.

However it got a bit annoying at times, I didn't like it when so many zombies were driving cars, vans and motorbikes and we're good snipers etc. It all felt a bit too much and detracted from the story.

There are quite a few different characters, some more interesting than others. Side characters Baker and Frankie were interesting but central character Jim - on route to try and find his son - felt a bit one dimensional.

There's a cliffhanger ending which some people won't like but I didn't mind it too much. There's a sequel called City of the Dead which I'll probably read at some point too.

This book is still worth a read if you like horror fiction - although you might not be impressed if you prefer more classic zombies.
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David Eccles (@vikingbeard)
5.0 out of 5 stars An original spin on the well-worn zombie trope.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2020
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R T Twinem
4.0 out of 5 stars A feast of Zombies
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars This isn't mob rule this is Ob Rule.
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