Premio Literario Xatafi-Cyberdark. Archivo Cyberdark. El Alzamiento. Productos recomendados. Powered by Blueknow. Los visitantes opinaron El toque de humor de Keene es bestial. Todos los bichos son zombies hasta los conejos, jaja.
Me gusto mucho la escena en el zoo donde eran perseguidos por una bestia, jaja. Muy buena novela del genero para los amantes de las emociones algo fuertes. Urzukbruk el 30 de septiembre de opina: Muy bueno, le da otro toque al genero zombi, que me encanta, pregunto la segunda parte es la ciudad de los muertos, es que el final te deja un poco asi como mal Obligado de leer!!!!!
Una autentica sobredosis de adrenalina. Hay una que otra escena un tanto absurda como en cualquier libro de zombies, pero en un overall lo recomiendo. Malkivian el 3 de octubre de le pone un 8. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of El alzamiento. The shit has hit the fan and the dead walk the earth! Survivors wander around, staying one step ahead of the undead hordes and struggling to survive. Rogue military units are on patrol, rounding up survivors.
My favorite movie as a teenager was the Night of the Living Dead remake. I have the Return of the Living Dead soundtrack on vinyl I can smell your brains! About fifteen years ago, I kind of fell out of zombie fandom since it felt like it had all been done many, many times.
This hit the spot like some nice warm brains. The cause of the zombie plague this time was the government mucking with the barriers between dimensions. Now, everything with a brain gets reanimated upon death AND retains some of its own knowledge. The zombies in The Rising can use guns and drive as well as munch human flesh. However, these zombies wound up being very scary.
The gore and violence level is pretty high. People get chomped quite a bit and there are headshots galore. The zombie animals are no picnic either. Swarms of zombie birds are nothing to scoff at, not even in a helicopter.
The different viewpoint characters are what set this apart from being a typical zombie killfest. Frankie was a born survivor. While I was disgusted by the national guard unit led by Schow, I had no trouble believing in it.
There were a lot of memorable, inventive scenes in this book. The Rising was harder to put down than a shotgun during a zombie apocalypse. Five out of five stars. View all 15 comments. Independently and through the use of three different media, that was about to change. If true, this news comes with a certain irony attached. The dead were being animated by formless entities escaping an endless void through a dimensional rift. The results were not the usual lumbering husks on a mindless search for living food.
Instead the human race was faced with a near unstoppable force, ever-growing in numbers, who were intelligent. Keene chose not to begin with his particular twist on the concept. As Jim prepares to makes his break, only then does Keene switch to Dr William Baker, the lone remaining scientist in the underground facility responsible for the tear between dimensions. It is through his backstory that we meet the leader of the beings that are animating the corpses and learn of their intelligence and intentions.
With the stage set Keene introduces several more characters, and in alternating chapters he follows their various struggles with survival. This will eventually include a militia, once a Pennsylvania National Guard Infantry unit, now a merciless and savage military dictatorship that engulfs all that they meet.
In one form or another this militia will draw all the surviving characters to the same point and time. This is very much a first novel. Transitions are not always smooth and there are entire stretches with an astonishing lack of detail, particularly surprising for a work of horror.
And yet there is no doubt that from the beginning Keene had a firm grasp of what makes horror stories work. The characters at their core ring true and the situations are both visual and visceral. Only the execution needed refinement.
That Keene has had a long and successful career indicates that repetition has allowed him to acquire those skills as well. Within the horror community, the ending to The Rising is infamous. Aware of the controversy but not knowing the details, I went into the novel thinking, In a world filled with zombies, there can ultimately be only one ending.
Having now come out the other side, I think now it is more a question of clarity. The climactic confrontation takes place offstage. Very clearly. As The Rising winds down, listen carefully.
View 2 comments. Humans, whether they still be humans or be they zombies , are not the only monsters here. I loved the originality of this story. I really felt something for a few of these characters too. The author pretty much put everyone a 3. The author pretty much put everyone and everything at risk, so I had no idea what might happen to these people; there was no safe feeling like some books provide you, where you know the good guy will win in the end.
What I did not like is a short list and here it is: The narrator and the fate of most of the female characters. First, the narrator had a fine voice but he mispronounced some words, brackish is not brake-ish , and his tone of voice was often off.
Obviously, the tone thing is a personal opinion, while the mispronounciations are not. I also understand that a female, or male protagonist for that matter, has to be put into positions where the reader can root for her or him. However, what happened to the women here bothered me a bit more than usual. Perhaps, because the descriptions were graphic? Overall, I enjoyed this book! The originality of it was mind-blowing, and it must have been the horror book of ALL horror books when it originally came out back in View all 31 comments.
There are too many things wrong with this book. Despite some original ideas and a few worthy tense moments, it is most of the time laughably bad, and embarrassingly badly written. Your prose can also benefit by not using the word "again" or any word, really again and again t There are too many things wrong with this book.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh dear. Where to start Whilst looking for zombie books worth reading, I saw this one mentioned and figured it looked like it might be a decent read. I was so wrong. Maybe the fellow in the forums that mentioned this book as being good was a 7 year old? Reading this was painful. It started out alright, and well written, but then degenerated into what can only be described as a paper version of the worst B movie ever made.
Really I only need to give you a few examples of things that happen in thi Oh dear. The zombies are smart and can use guns and vehicles. So you have zombies shooting people, chasing people around in cars and generally being dicks. The zombies make use of one liners that would make Scwarzenegger, Stalone, Seagal and Van Damne all reel backwards in absolute disgust.
Really, this book is absolute poop and I wouldnt reccomend it to anyone unless you want to see just how bad it is. A strong god theme with over emphasised gore and badly described scenes with ridiculous dialogue. Zombie baby tearing its way out of the zombie mothers womb and chasing after a guy while talking in sumerian? Zombie tiger killing stereotypical black gang-bangers? Dont read it. View all 6 comments. Thankfully this was a refreshing change, a scream inducing cliff hanger of an ending coupled with characters that I actually gave a shit about and Zombie animals, even your friendly pet can take a chunk out of your leg.
Best idea, blow its fucking head off before it turns and stick it on the barbecue. I kind of lost it after that View all 7 comments. Especially for The Rising, a book that reignited the zombie craze, and caused countless imitators. This is is a must read book for anyone who calls themselves a horror fan, not just for the story and the writing, but for the incredibly huge impact this book had on society and the zombie mythos.
As usual, I finished the book, had my thoughts, and then went and read a bunch of reviews here. I was actually surprised to see reviews all the way across the board. You like what you like.
I actually loved the ending. However, I was surprised by how many people disliked the zombies in this book. Walk up to any person on the street and ask them to describe a zombie. Most people are going to say a shambling undead person with a reanimated body and bent on eating brains. This does describe most zombies in books and television or movies quite accurately. An entity called the Siquissim which have lived in The Void, enters our world when scientists create something like a Hadron Collider that tears open a portal in whatever keeps The Void separate from our world.
The entities inhabit dead bodies, and their only goal is to amass as many vessels as they can for more Siquissim to enter our world.
That means that not only are the zombies intelligent and able to use tools and weapons, but they also speak. Talking zombies is definitely something you have to get used to, but it makes a lot of sense when you remember that dead people are being controlled by a race from another universe.
And I really like that Keene plays around with the tropes. Talking zombies can make some scenes in this book truly heartbreaking or downright creepy, but I found that a number of reviews considered that element more humorous than harrowing. I failed to mention that the Siquissim inhabit animals too, so I think a lot of the humor came from animals that were attempting to speak once they were inhabited by the Siquissim.
Except they still eat brains and body parts. You have to keep something similar, right? These are not the zombies that society is used to. Personally, I really enjoyed this book. I liked the changes in zombie tropes and the added element of cosmic horror. I liked the characters quite a bit too. The zombie apocalypse is brutal, and that particular character and his situation seemed impossible, yet sympathetic.
Eventually all the characters are forced together, and then all hell breaks loose. In some books you just know who is going to ultimately survive. Keene keeps you guessing. I know a lot of people love it, and I had a blast reading it. Definitely give this one a read, friends.
Oct 05, Mr. They are relentless, they spread like wildfire, and they hunger for human flesh. Under the weight of hordes of the undead, civilization folds in on itself and the survivors are left to fend for themselves.
The problem with zombie apocalypse stories is that they tend to be formulaic. There is an outbreak. Civilization collapses. A small group forms and tries to survive against the undead - only to learn that the real enemies are other survivors. When reading about the coming zombie apocalypse, I really want to see something original. Okay, something original or just damn good writing and characters. The Rising starts off well. Jim was a bit of a survivalist, so the story opens to find him in a bunker with the undead clawing away outside.
He is alone, depressed and ready to off himself when he gets a call from his son. Dropping everything Jim starts a quest to rescue his son in distant New Jersey. Okay, the author has my attention. Further sparking my interest are the zombies themselves. Yes, they are dead and rotting, but they are also possessed of a keen and burning intelligence. They are capable of talking, of using tools, of driving, of firing guns. Worse, they set cunning traps for the unwary.
And, after they gorge on their victims, the unfortunate souls rise to join their ranks. Anything that dies joins their ranks - dogs, cats, cows, birds, etc. Notable exception of insects, apparently. Again, the author has my interest. The roots of the zombies is a bit corny, but still interesting. The story, unfortunately, goes bad quickly. Worse, the author throws so many characters at you that I found it hard to really connect with any of them.
Somewhat related, was it just me or was every black character a stereotype? You have a preacher, a prostitute, gang bangers, etc. What about just a former small business owner, or cop, or teacher, or factory worker? And, as the story progressed, the author repeatedly intervened to save characters deemed important. The worst was about halfway through when Jim and his companion are saved just in the nick of time not once but twice! Trapped by zombies on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the undead are gunned down by a couple of country yahoos.
Only these guys turn out to be cannibals who want to cook these two for dinner. Fortunately the Deliverance rejects are gunned down by a kindly old man and his son who just happen to be in the area. Miraculous rescue once, sure.
Twice, no way. Piled on top of this is the really annoying descent into the standard story line. The real enemies are the other survivors, mainly Colonel Schow and his unit of National Guard troops in Gettysburg. With civilization in tatters they decide to set themselves up as petty tyrants. Two huge problems with this. First, rape. How many times have we seen this story line? If each zombie simply kills one living creature each day, the number of zombies will quickly reach uncontrollable levels.
That means that after just a few weeks it is almost inconceivable that any living creature could avoid the decaying eyes of the almost countless undead. How then, do Jim and others somehow manage to trek across Pennsylvania? Finally, the worst of the worst is the ending. It was a cheap, cheap ending.
There is gunfire and shouts. And then the book ends. So 1 I never learned whether or not Jim rescues his son, and 2 I never learned what the gun play and shouting was about. Apparently to find out the answers to these questions I need to buy book 2.
Really unsatisfactory. I completely understand leaving some story lines incomplete, e. That is unacceptable. One and a half stars grudgingly rounded up to two. I gave him the benefit of the positive rounding due to the intriguing premise and the unique zombies. Not a book that I could recommend other than to the most die-hard of zombie apocalypse fanatics. View all 11 comments. I know, all three of you. When I weighted it out, I decided a bad review treated fairly and note based on gut reaction might be better for the internet as a whole then a blank space.
Not his last book by far, God bless him, I never intended to review only new books, however, so bare with me. Internet ties always make me think in run-on sentences. That said, let me tell you, I really really wanted to love this book. I wanted to pick it up and love every goddam page of it and eat if for breakfast and run out and buy everything Keene ever wrote and be a fangirl and run screaming through the rain to get to the front of the line at book signings.
So, you know, the fact that I actually kind of hate this book A LOT makes the possibility of those other things happening pretty slim. Where the hell do I sign up? I usually hate the synopsis on the back of the books.
Alas, not so much. The Good: Erm. You know, um. To be fair, this book has a lot going for it. Who knows, right? Sentient zombies? The host of Hell? The military going crazy and trying to take over? Well, most of a check. Time and time again, the characters run into people who have gone from normal to people to mustache twirling evil in the few months since the dead started to walk. We want to be your audience too.
If you really think this is the way men would behave when society falls, I weep for your outlook on life. So why did I finish reading it? I guess I kept hoping the last few pages would be some kind of pay off.
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