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2,0 von 5 SternenDoing my best to get through them
2. März 2018 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I was hoping by the time this author published the second book he would have grown past the endless word and forced dramatic repetition. I have had a very difficult time slogging through this second book even though the storyline is viable, the overuse of similar words and pointed popping from character to character does not flow. When I find myself skipping through a chapter because it seems mindless repetitive over drama that does not seem to carry the plot, my mind says, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH and I move on to the next chapter, hoping the author will grow. It hasn't happened.
A fun post apocalyptic romp through the woods. Westfield may need a better editor but he certainly doesn't need a better story. I love that his hero's and his villains are human, with human frailties. The main group is constantly making mistakes, but that's what happens in real life. No one can shoot a gnat from a thousand yards or make food for six with a twig and some bubble wrap. But the baddies aren't all evil genius masterminds either, and are just as prone to stupidity themselves.
The side plot characters could have used a bit more development but I hope that their side of the story will pick up in the next novel. The first two installments have been plagued with some basic flaws but nothing I'm not willing to overlook in a $2.99 dystopian series that's just getting started. Overall a great beginning to an entertaining series.
4,0 von 5 SternenEnjoyed the story...Infuriated by some of the characters
18. August 2018 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Ahhh, when our best laid plans fall through... That's the premise here. This book was a rational progression of the challenges faced by the main characters in the first book: Getting Out (EMP book 1).
I gave the book 4 stars, because the story is interesting enough, and does a decent job of detailing the struggles "normal" people would face in a situation that is anything but "normal" . I am intrigued by seeing how civilized people struggle/deal with the sometimes necessary sacrifice of their "humanity" in a survival situation. And this book does that. I took away 1 star because sometimes the characters do/say/believe things that just haven't been justified by current in-book events or back-story. That's my only gripe with the story. Besides that, noticed some editorial "misses", which are always distracting, so I thought the deduction of 1 star is justified.
There is some thought provoking material in the book, which all books in this genre should provide.
I liked the story line, even though it was too short. The different books in this series should have been offered as a box set so that the read wasn't interrupted by having to purchase , then purchase, then purchase, then purchase. Also, doesn't the publisher have proof readers? These book are filled with mistakes, and a few have to be figured out since actors names were sometimes replaced by other names.
This series seems more realistic than most of the post apocalypse type thrillers that are over done with violence, constant swearing and doom and gloom. The characters are few and easy to keep track of. They're regular run of the mill people thrust into a survival situation that none of them are ready for. They confront every problem head-on and work hard to survive and overcome each new obstacle. Looking forward to book #3