Thursday, March 29, 2012

Book Review: End of the World Playlist by Dan O'Brien

The End of the World Playlist The End of the World Playlist by Dan  O'Brien
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I love zombie movies, I love zombie books, I love everything zombie... I did not love or even like this book. I am usually more forgiving about a book’s faults or shortcomings if it deals with zombies (yep, I am biased). But, I just can’t with this one. 

The book, written by Dan O’Brien had an interesting premise. Five guys surviving in a zombie infested world. I liked some things about the book (all the Bob zombies) and some of the back story (what there was of it).

But, there were several things that just failed in this book. First, it was hard to get into the book (even though it is very short). Half through the book I realized that I did not care about any of the characters. When they were introduced again, I had already forgotten all about them. There was nothing appealing or engaging about any of the characters. 

Second, the action scenes were hard to follow. The writing was choppy and all over the place. More often than not, I ended up glossing over those sections. Third, considering the title of the book, I thought there would be a lot more music references or discussions. There are about 1.5 music conversation in this entire book.

Overall, this book could use some improvement in action descriptions, character development and some back story. 

* I received this book for free from the author for the purpose of this review. 

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