i read this several times, and i still love it – its a bit crude and predictable. And had i read it for the first time now, I think i would have found it lame. this is however an older YA story, and as such I love the fact that a Danish author incorporated a urban legendesque theme in a story (this book is a part of a series of unrelated stories, that all have a slight lovecraftian theme), that was not something you saw often (and probably still don´t), and I will say that the atmosphere is absolutely on point. What I hate is the fact that besides it being a little crude, then the author chose to use English names for the characters, and I think it would have had much more impact if they did not.
This might be unfair, because if you have not read much from this author – I’m sure this is a awesome collection of stories. But I personally felt a little ripped off, cause I read most of these stories elsewhere before. What I had not read before was decent, but I know this author can do better.
I have to admit that I like the 1st better, but maybe it’s because I think all the interesting characters snuffs it in the first book – leaving only uninteresting and/or stereotypical characters. Sarge is about the only saving grace. The driving story is also not as interesting as the first. BUT with that said, it’s still the sequel to one of my all time favorite books, and I love it – it starts out super strong, and takes a nosedive, the end is lame (sorry man, but it is). I still absolutely recommend this book if you’re into apocalypse stories with kind of zombies- kind of aliens?!
Now this is a re-read, I bought this when it came out and own it in paperback. Years later I decided to get this and the sequel as kindle books too, because I admit I read more on my kindle these days, and I absolutely loved these books. While I think I was easier to impress back when I read this first time. But I still think the virus holds, and the apocalypse holds. Some of the characters not so much, and I have a hard time telling some of them apart – But I will still say that it’s one of the best zombie apocalypse books I know (even if it’s not technically zombies). But read it! seriously if you like apocalypse fiction, you’re missing out if you haven’t read this book!
I read that mother in one sitting – it was that good. I even stopped reading “real” books, and resorted to short stories only – because most books just bore me half way. But not this! While not as good as the first one, it is absolutely an amazing sequel. I did disconnect a little with the moral of the story, and the whole ‘i’m a better man for having a baby’ type deal – but all in all it didn’t take anything from the story, and also I do feel it was the logical route to go with this story anyways.
Not as good as the first, but not as bad as the second – the third installment is a solid story, and I love the fact that we get to learn more about the authors mental state, and get to question our honestly very unreliable narrator. I am a fan!
While this in my opinion is the weakest of the 3 available books in the series, it is still very enjoyable for the same reasons as the first. I would absolutely recommend that you read this book series.
I think the third installment in this series is just as strong as the second, but not as good as the first. Really there is nothing much to say about it besides it being a strong collection of short horror stories, and in that aspect very run of the mill. However the author has a knack for writing some super disturbing psychological stuff, and that is absolutely my jam. This is not for everyone, but I absolutely love the series.
Best thing I read all year. It’s easy to read, easy to follow – funny and enjoyable, it has just enough bizarre mystery and hints of contemporary horror to keep someone like me interested. So if you are going to read 1 book this year, let it be this one.
PS: I swear this review is not seen in the light of all the shit books I have been wasting my precious time with lately.
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