November 17th, 2011
After the recent painful and disappointing waste of time on the worst and most boring zombie novel ever written, I needed something light, to humor me. “The Death Clock”is a 33pg short story much like episodes of a many short lived spooky TV series from “Chiller TV” and “Space” channels: “Fear Itself”, “The Outer Limits”, “Night Visions”, “Alfed Hitchcock Presents”, “The Twilight Zone”.
I seriously advise the author to try and sell this to a media other then the book. I’d love to see it on TV.
Congrats, J. Rock, you did an awesome job.
November 15th, 2011
OK, so Colson Whitehead is technically good at writing a book. Hs english is perfect, he uses fancy thesaurus words. BUT: Nothing happens in this book. This is a no-story. It’s 200 plus pages of endless empty useless stream of consciousness, with right-out-of-the-thesaurus nouns exaggeratedly embelished with half a dozen adjectives. The book consists of endless reminiscing episodes that could as well have been read randomly or backwards: it wouldn’t make any difference to the story. It’s like looking at a photo album: it doesn’t matter which photo you see first, it’s all still just fragments of the same event. “Zone One” is not horror, not spooky, it does not caused me any feeling but that of dropping the book to never see it again. Stay away from this one. I don’t understand how this book was even published. I only gave it one star because i couldn’t rate it 0 stars.
Link to “Zone One” on “Goodreads”: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11501957-zone-one