Friday, August 3, 2012

Review: The Fear

The Fear
by Charlie Higson
The Enemy, book three

Book Description:
The sickness struck everyone sixteen and over. Mothers and fathers, older brothers, sisters, and best friends. No one escaped its touch. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups who are hungry, bloodthirsty, and not giving up.

DogNut and the rest of his crew, in search of the friends they lost during the fire, set off on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait. But who are their friends and who is the enemy in this changed world?

Sigh. I hated this book. I hate saying that, but it was all I could do to get through the almost five hundred pages. Normally, I LOVE zombie books, but this series just seems gross. It was well written, the storyline was good, but Higson does not at all shy away from a. killing characters off all over the place and b. vividly describing the affects of the disease on adults. Also, I couldn't stand the chapters that were from the perspective of the now cannibalistic adults.

So. If you like horror and dark, vivid descriptions of violence and death, I would suggest you check out this series. If you like zombie books, though, for the interactions between the surviving may want to skip this one.  Not everyone is guaranteed to make it and a lot of the story is focused on the the horrible zombie attacks...

If you *do* end up liking this book, let me know! Not every book is for me, but it just MIGHT the right book for you! 

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