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::: The Forest of Hands and Teeth (Ryan)

Yikes. Also wow. Zombies, zombies everywhere!! In the end of course the book's not about them -- explaining them or fighting them or curing them -- it's very much about life. And yet there's a doomed quality about the characters; you sense that theirs will not be a happy ending. Even -- perhaps most clearly -- on the bright sunny days at the beginning, darkness hovers around the edges of the scene, waiting to close in. Post-(zombie) apocalypse, clearly; the clipping from the New York Times makes that clear. But lots of unanswered questions: who are the Sisterhood, how much do/did they know, how did they gain power, why did they do what they did to Gabrielle, why are the other villages different, why is there no travel/communication between villages, who built the fences, etc. Want more!! Sadly, I doubt there will be a sequel. Then again, the main character's still alive so perhaps...

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nursedarry
Apr. 9th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
You know, if it weren't for your EAs, I really would question your taste.

Course, look who's talking.
delphipsmith
Apr. 9th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
What, you have some kind of problem with zombies? In my own defense, I didn't know it was zombies when I bought it. And I'm not normally a zombie fan (though World War Z was excellent, and I'm quite looking forward to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

Notice that (unlike SOME people) none of my EAs are, or have ever been, dead.

Edited at 2009-04-09 04:08 pm (UTC)
nursedarry
Apr. 9th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
WHAT? Hey, only half of the people I cavort with at HSU are dead. (I don't count the General among them cause I shag the Padawan version, not the older model.)
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