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5.0 out of 5 stars Domain of the awesome!
this has all the component that a great zombie novel has. it has the action, the tension and the eeriness that makes you shivver with every turn of the page. He has a well rounded writing style. But what I like the most of this book is that it shows the best example of how characters should be developed. He does not go into detail about all of the characters back story...
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1.0 out of 5 stars horribly disappointed
I have read quite a few zombie novels this year and this the only one thus far that will never be granted a re-read.

Things started out promising enough and guickly degraded to the point where I didn't care how the story ended.I iust wanted to be done reading it.There were far too many similarities to the film "Day of the Dead" for my liking.Anyone who's seen...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Domain of the awesome!, July 18 2010
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D. Crowder (Prescott, ON Canada) - See all my reviews
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this has all the component that a great zombie novel has. it has the action, the tension and the eeriness that makes you shivver with every turn of the page. He has a well rounded writing style. But what I like the most of this book is that it shows the best example of how characters should be developed. He does not go into detail about all of the characters back story like most stories do. Now most people would say this is a bad thing because of lack of knowing the characters history. He proved you dont need to write a page long description of one character just to know his character. In 'Domain of the Dead' The characters can be seen through their dialogue and their reactions to certain things. Just by the mannerism of speech, you can determine easily which character is which and thats how it should be done. He lets you see the characters from their reactions and their mannerism of speech more than the background description of their life. Ive seen, time and time again, authors writing a page long description of a character, but when I see the dialogue of these well defined characters, they seem monotone and absent of the certain characteristics of those characters. I would read about all these different characters in some story but they would all speak in the same monotone voice with the same predictable reaction. And in 'Domain of the dead' he best exemplifies how characters should be developed through their mannerism of speech and reactions to events, more than detailed description of their previous life.

this is what a zombie novel should be, its a fast paced novel with the fear provoking elements that are just scary to even think about. I mean what scarier than zombies? And whats scarier than being stuck in a confined space with zombies? And what if that confined space was a boat?

Poeple already have a fear when it comes to boats and thats the natural fear of sinking, but when zombies are thrown into the equation it hits right at home. Because the survivors cant escape. It fear of death meets the primal fear of being trapped like an animal in a confined space. Great horrific read and a great addition to the zombie genre.
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1.0 out of 5 stars horribly disappointed, Sept. 20 2011
This review is from: Domain of the Dead (Paperback)
I have read quite a few zombie novels this year and this the only one thus far that will never be granted a re-read.

Things started out promising enough and guickly degraded to the point where I didn't care how the story ended.I iust wanted to be done reading it.There were far too many similarities to the film "Day of the Dead" for my liking.Anyone who's seen the film will know exactly what I mean.Having to re-read sentences due to poor grammar,structure and spelling was a huge put-off.I could go on and on but it would be better if you throw away your hard earned money and find out for yourself.Or don't and read Keene or McKinney.Seriously.Pass on this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What If You Survived..., Oct. 9 2011
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Jeffrey Swystun (Toronto & Mont Tremblant) - See all my reviews
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A few years have gone by since a cataclysmic event leaving only 15 million humans breathing on the planet. Yet, 6 billion+ are still walking around wanting to bite this smaller number. A group of survivors have lasted by barricading themselves in a "Costco-like" warehouse. Then they hear a helicopter just when supplies are winding down. This sets off a sequence of events that makes for great zombie-fare with some entertaining twists. The cobbled together governments and forces opposing the undead are intriguing but equally are those individuals who have survived through varying means. A sequel is clear in setup and I look forward to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book!, May 22 2011
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Y. Gendreau "Teddy" (quebec, canada) - See all my reviews
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It's a good book. Just as I like it! Not to long, lots of action.
For anyone who is looking for a good zombie book to read or give.
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Domain of the Dead by Iain McKinnon (Paperback - Nov. 23 2009)
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