Friday 5 November 2010

Generation Dead

Although I already have about a million books queued up to be read on my Kindle (okay it's about 30, but it feels like a million!), it didn't stop me from buying another one! "Generation Dead" (and the two sequels "Kiss of Life" and "Passing Strange"). Amazon threw it into my "things you might like" recommendations section, because I've read/enjoyed the Twilight series, probably because it's a book about zombies!

Interestingly that's the cover from the hardback version, not the paperback version (nor Kindle's digital cover either for that matter), but I thought it was much more "colourful" hence my using it instead :P The Amazon description of the first book is:

When dead teenagers who have come back to life start showing up at her high school, Phoebe, a goth girl, becomes interested in the phenomenon, and when she starts dating a "living impaired" boy, they encounter prejudice, fear, and hatred.

So I'm sure a few people have already switched off and decided they're not going to read about a zombies and to be fair I wouldn't blame you... except it's really not the "traditional" brain eating zombies at all. It's just people that have come back to life who can do all the same stuff, just a bit slower and there is no brain eating. At all. :)

I ploughed through the book in just two evenings as I simply couldn't put it down as I found it absolutely gripping. What I found most interesting wasn't the zombies, but how everyone else reacted to them. The whole premise is that the zombie population (and not everyone comes back) have no rights what-so-ever and there is constant prejudice against them as well as those that associate with them.

The first book ends ready to go straight onto the 2nd book which I'm now 1/3 of the way through. To be honest this book isn't gripping me as much, but I'm still very intested to see where things are going!


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