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The writer seems to falter at the start but I kept reading and things became less stilted as the story progressed. The story has a few new ideas re zombies and is told from the point of view of the person who developed the bug that morphed into the zombie virus, which is an interesting idea for starters. Other than that the story has the usual zombie tropes and explores the ethical questions you'd expect. I read through to the end and will read the next one but it's not great literature though it's entertaining enough and really, most of us don't read the genre expecting to discover the next Asimov or Atwood... It is what it is and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series, it's light reading that suits my mood at the moment.
This was EPIC ...... but ultimately draining. 😨 The best zombie/living dead book that I have read to date, it is a "world building" series - and it's been so looong since I've read one of those that I'd forgotten just how much information and how many characters are packed into making one. I'll try to keep this review short because there are so many others already. I loved how The Fall was started by a misused virus and the whole Biologist/Researcher premise that started with Kell. There was a great juxtaposition between his nerdiness and his overall physique - a 300 lb, tall, huge African American that you don't wanna mess with! It was interesting to see the living dead were brought about by the virus becoming airborne and everyone becoming infected but only turning when a person died and then reanimated. I think my only problem with the book was personal - the zombie fighting and rebuilding of some sort of society - COOL! ...... Man's inhumanity to man, not so much. I struggled with that, especially the rape sequences and abuse suffered by women captured by the Marauders. Oh ...... and the baby being chowed down on by zombies while strapped in a car seat in the back of a car. I had to take a few Mummy moments for that one and put the book down. I'm dying to find out what happens to Kell and his quest to find a cure for the virus and also what happens with the virus mutating continually with both the humans and the zombies. If you like zombie apocalypse novels with huge depth and scale then I couldn't recommend this highly enough.