Just finished this book a second ago, and was happy with it as a whole.
Ryan's writing style is unique. Some people will take issue with that; they will not be able to get accustomed to the lack of adjectives and the "inner voice" monologue going on throughout. But I think a certain beauty is in that which is different.
It's true: there is a voracious amount of inner dialogue in this book. The protagonist talks about how she's frightened very often, and about how she doesn't see a point in pushing on through the zombie apocalypse. But that's the only "con" I can see here. The rest of the novel makes you think, makes you fall in love with the new characters, ties up some loose ends from the last novel, adds to the overall worldbuilding and look & feel of what surrounds their villages.
I REALLY liked the character development. I also felt like I was there with the characters, living it with them. I know that sounds odd, but Ryan really does write in such a way that it feels like you're right there, living it with them. Putting yourself in their shoes, urging them to take the next step. And then they do, and it's magnificent.
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz; 1 edition (22 March 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575090928
- ISBN-13: 978-0575090927
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
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