May. 28th, 2010

Reading

May. 28th, 2010 12:38 pm
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Dying to Live Dying to Live by Kim Paffenroth


My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I'm not sure what this says about me, but I've been going through a "zombie" phase. I have always sickly enjoyed many of those zombie films, but haven't read any zombie stories (until recently I didn't know the genre existed). So here's another zombie novel. I thought it was pretty well-written, simplistic plot and an ending that felt like the author was just tired of writing story.

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The First Days (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #1) The First Days by Rhiannon Frater



This trilogy is what started my reading zombie stories phase. I have always liked after disaster stories and the title of this one made me think that's what it was and it is sort of. It just has an unlikely cause of the end of the world. I found this trilogy to be fun to read. Very quick, fast paced. I was pleased that all of the really strong characters were women. The main women had a strong bond to each other even though they weren't a couple. Although people with disabilities were all in the background, I did like that they were at least mentioned. It feels good that a few of us will survive the end. :-)

I like her concentration on the nuts and bolts of surviving in such a world. Love that sort of stuff. The third book of the trilogy gets much more metaphysical which I think weakens it. Even though the metaphysics are pretty matter-of-fact not very woo hoo.

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Fighting to Survive  (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #2) Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This trilogy is what started my reading zombie stories phase. I have always liked after disaster stories and the title of this one made me think that's what it was and it is sort of. It just has an unlikely cause of the end of the world. I found this trilogy to be fun to read. Very quick, fast paced. I was pleased that all of the really strong characters were women. The main women had a strong bond to each other even though they weren't a couple. Although people with disabilities were all in the background, I did like that they were at least mentioned. It feels good that a few of us will survive the end. :-)

I like her concentration on the nuts and bolts of surviving in such a world. Love that sort of stuff. The third book of the trilogy gets much more metaphysical which I think weakens it. Even though the metaphysics are pretty matter-of-fact not very woo hoo.

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[personal profile] serenejournal pointed me to this meme on [personal profile] autographedcat's Livejournal. I guess the idea is to answer one question a day from the list below. The first one is:

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.

I have many answers to this question. Many many shows, but the most recent is probably Firefly. I love Joss Whedon's stuff with the exception of Dollhouse. It's so disappointing that Dollhouse was given the time to develop a following even though it wasn't worth it, but Firefly got no chance. I could also include Studio 60, The Forgotten, Pushing up Daisies, Dead like Me...

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