Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Rising by Brian Keene

First sentence:

"The dead scrabbled for an entrance to his grave."


"Nothing stays dead for long. The dead are returning to life, intelligent, determined. . .and very hungry. Escape seems impossible for Jim Thurmond, one of the few left alive in this nightmare world. But Jim's young son is also alive and in grave danger hundreds of miles away. Despite astronomical odds, Jim vows to find him -- or die trying.

Joined by an elderly preacher, a guilt-ridden scientist and an ex-prostitute, Jim sets out on a cross-country rescue mission. Together they must battle both the living and the living dead. . .and the even greater evil that awaits them at the end of their journey." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a very gripping horror story with lots of graphic details. Jim and his friends face not just human zombies but animal ones too. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, City of the Dead.

Date read: 12/16/2008
Book #: 90
Series: Brian Keene's Zombies, #1
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Horror

ISBN-10: 0843952016
ISBN-13: 9780843952018
Publisher: Leisure Books
Year: 2004
# of pages: 321
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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