Review: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part Two

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor - Part Two
The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part Two by Robert Kirkman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This one was a little boring because of the overlap with the main events from the comic(/show), and at times it was frustrating that the characters just blindly followed the Governor even when his behaviour was extreme.

However, it was interesting to read it from the other side of the conflict, and get an idea of how other groups where handling the pressures of the walker plague.

The writing is great in general, fast paced, and flows well. There was a bit of repetition that could’ve been edited out, such as how often we needed to read about the morning/afternoon/evening air. Without revealing anything, I will say that I was pretty sure the continuous mention of something else made me think it was going to be a major plot point but wasn’t. I supposed it might be in the next book, but if it’s not, then this is an example of the unnecessary repetition.

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Review: 77 Shadow Street

77 Shadow Street
77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my first Dean Koontz book, and I’m not sure what to think about it. It has an interesting plot, but it takes so long to develop. It was as though he couldn’t decide between a plot driven book or a narrative driven book.

The plot:

A grand house built over a fault in time/space, allowing time to overlap occasionally with a frightening future. The residents of this recently converted condominium are thrown into the future without any idea of what to expect.

The Characters:

Generally the characters were pretty interesting, and for the most part diverse. There were some who were so similar though that it was a bit hard to remember who was who. For example, there was an ex-marine, and a retired lawyer, both without families, both strong male characters. There were also to single mothers, one with a very serious son, and the other with an autistic daughter.

I don’t really have anything to rave about, but I have no negative thoughts on it either. It’s a decent book with an interesting plot and characters. I felt it was a bit slow, but that may have been simply because I had other things I was more interested in while I was reading it.

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