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Deadland: Untold Stories of Alice in Deadland by Mainak Dhar
A nice little package of a backstory to the Deadland chronicles. It was nice to read about a child Alice and of her family before she became the teen Biter hunter and eventually the undead leader of the resistance. Even though this installment was a little too short for my taste, I still rate it 5 stars for the wonderful writing that Mr. The characters, the story, and the development carry us forward with anticipation just like his other books do.
Mainak Dhar's Alice in Deadland series is an ingenious and well crafted spin on Resident Evil, who's lead character's name also happens to be Alice, but we can forgive that. It is still an incredible read, each and every instalment. And this one is no different, it neatly ties up all those pesky loose ends, love it.
There are some, I read that are critical of Dhara's writing. Please, this is not War and Peace,or Lord of the Rings, which I also love it is what it is, a fun and simplistic read, in a fast food sort of way. You all need to get over your purist pompous selves. As Shakspere would say about all these no talent wana be,s "Me thinks thou doth protest to much". My, my, all this jealous huffing and puffing, whilst Mainak goes laughing merrily all the way to the bank!
Usually I give a book at least pages, but I didn't like this from the start. I'm a mother and grandmother and when I child is involved in such a fashion it just isn't something I want to read. I think I'm getting zombied out unless they are in a better context I'm more into the zombies that AJ Aalto writes about A little levity please! I did not even bother reading the first pages and went on to a new book. Hate giving a bad review, but this just so wasn't my thing.
This was listed as a series for young adults. As far as the calendar is concerned, I'm not very young. However, considering how much I enjoyed Maiak's series on Alice, I must be quite young at heart.
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A very good and entertaining read. Untold Stories takes us back to Alice's childhood to see what she went through as she learned to survive in the Deadland. I took ages to read this book due to being Ill so it probably looks like I struggled with it but I really liked it. I love anything Alice in Wonderland and the new takes on it are always good. Funny enough though I actually preferred the last story Off With Their Heads which is the prequel to Alice in Deadland and she isn't even in it. I liked reading about the lead up to the zombie outbreak.
I feel like this book hasn't made the popularity it deserves as it's a really good read and action packe I took ages to read this book due to being Ill so it probably looks like I struggled with it but I really liked it. I feel like this book hasn't made the popularity it deserves as it's a really good read and action packed. For anyone that can pick this up to read you would be worthwhile doing so as I thought it was really good. Only problem I did have was that the way it was printed was a bit annoying as it would switch characters who were in different places without a gap between the person before so I had to go back sometimes to reread as it was referring to someone else.
Also the way it was printed in the book was a bit messy at times with words being double printed or spelt wrong or words just being added in. Obviously that isn't a problem with the writing or storyline, that's clearly a printing problem! Aug 05, sweet liss rated it really liked it. Engaging zombie trilogy Quick read for 3 books. Never was really into all the zombie stuff, but I was very entertained by it. The second book was my favorite of the 3 and I do look forward to reading all the other books connected to these. Sep 10, Steven Bragg rated it it was ok. The title is awesome. Unfortunately, that pretty much covers my favorable comments.
The level of depth in characterization is cartoon-grade. Scene descriptions are non-existent. Also, the writer beats you over the head with the evils of tyranny, rather than allowing you to figure out that obvious item on your own. There were also a number of errors in the Kindle version that appeared to increase in frequency as the book s progressed. Apr 11, Victoria Knight rated it it was amazing. Wasn't sure if I'd like this take on zombies but Mainak really knocked it out of the park!
Feb 22, Alicia Utter rated it really liked it Shelves: This series is wonderful--such an original idea! I love the setting in India, where you get a real feel for the pre-zombie density to the Badlands that Alice lives in. The best part is that the villains are real people. Not only is the concept unique--apocalypse in India, where people are trying to form their own governments and figure out how to work together, and are dealing with an international army Rating: Not only is the concept unique--apocalypse in India, where people are trying to form their own governments and figure out how to work together, and are dealing with an international army team that has ulterior motives.
As the story progresses, you can imagine the body count gets pretty high. And there are some great fight scenes. While still keeping with a loose Alice theme, Alice learns to work with the zombies to some extent. I enjoy thinking that maybe some zombies still have some thought left. I won't say any more to not wreck anything. There are some glaring errors, especially in the second book, with misspelling and even a repeat of paragraphs, mid-draft. And there is a lot of repetition. That is the main reason I knocked off a point.
Apr 02, Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: This book started out so well. The idea was interesting, Alice was a plucky and enjoyable character Sadly as I got further in the book my interest died off.
Its been two weeks since I've started and after a few more attempts I've decided to throw in the towel. Maybe its not entirely fair to rate the book since I failed to complete it but I also have it shelved as "Did not finish. For me it got far This book started out so well. For me it got far too heavy into the political and war strategy, especially for a YA book.
Jul 21, Donna Chamaj rated it really liked it. Its definately a young adult book, but I still liked it. I feel like this could be translated to a movie or tv show really well. Oct 09, Donna Kuhn rated it liked it. Entertaining but needed more attention to editing. Oct 05, Jennifer rated it did not like it Shelves: I just couldn't get into this book.
It was "edgy" and uninteresting. It is attempting to be Pride and Prejudice with zombies, but it doesn't do it as smoothly. Oct 12, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this trilogy despite an apparent - and painfull - lack of basic editing. Sep 10, John Podlaski rated it really liked it. Zombies that understand, follow orders, some live underground and others made-made hybrids on army bases The Chinese are attempting to take over the world peacefully, promising safety from the zombies and food to those who join their ranks. Once signed up, these people are enslaved and forced to work unreasonable hours in the fields to grow and harvest crops that are sent to feed the Chinese population.
Alice and her group of zombi Good zombies. Alice and her group of zombies team up with former special forces soldiers and other surviving humans in a fight to push out the Chinese in parts of India. Then upon successfully gaining their freedom, the humans and zombies begin living side by side in in one of the larger cities. The soldiers and Alice provide security for the city and its occupants; skirmishes continue with outsiders and Chinese soldiers who continue to conquer this group. Hell, I even became fond of certain zombies and felt a loss when they are killed for good.
It doesn't take long before the citizens become complacent during this "peacetime"; they soon elect a governing body and vote to exile Queen Alice and her zombies from the city. The new Prime Minister, a former politician before the apocalypse, accepts the Chinese proposal on behalf of his constituents - buying in to their guise of protection and food.
- Gespräche mit dem lieben Gott (German Edition).
- Series: Alice in Deadland;
- String Of Spiritual Jewels, 4th Edition & A Mirror for Monks, 2nd Edition (Two Books With Active Table of Contents).
Little do these people know that the Chinese had put a plan in motion months earlier and everything was now proceeding according to plan. Alice begins to uncover evidence that exposes this devious plan. The populace will soon be enslaved unless Alice and her zombie horde can return and convince them not to give in. The Chinese are moments away from a peaceful takeover. Will Alice and her followers arrive in time?
Will there be another war? The third book of the trilogy helps to fill in many of the blanks remaining from the first two books - many of the characters are fleshed out here - providing "AH HA" moments for readers having read the first two installments. Still, I would caution readers to not read that last installment until finishing the first two As I mentioned in my review of the first book, Alice in Deadland, the author should have taken time to get his work edited prior to publication as many typos, missing or misused words are used.
I am disappointed to see these errors continue in the authors succeeding works Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story and recommend it to those of you who enjoy a different kind of zombie story, filled with twists and turns. Jun 03, Riayl marked it as to-read. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Making notes in my review as I go, because I am too lazy to make them somewhere else and transfer them. Have finished the first book and started the second. I find the reviews interesting. People either love or hate the series, with very few middle reviews. The first book beats us over the head with how awesome Alice is.
Pretty much every paragraph reiterates this. Alice was the best sniper. Alice was the fastest Making notes in my review as I go, because I am too lazy to make them somewhere else and transfer them. Alice was the fastest runner. Over and over again we are reminded that Alice is only fifteen and a super warrior. A lot of people took issue with this. While I agree that it is unlikely that she is going to be better than all these trained soldiers unless we venture into her being secretly genetically enhanced in later books , it also doesn't bother the crap out of me like it does other folks.
Where the older people remember a time that was different, maybe they hesitate over things, have more fear of the Biters, etc. Also, it's been fifteen years, while some of the military people with them may have been fairly young, most of them were probably older. So the best trained among them are probably going to be over And while 40 is not old it better not be because I turn 40 next year , things do start to slow down a bit so it does lend a little more believability to her strength - youth being on her side.
There are some other issues, but overall I was intrigued with the first story and enjoyed it. Was I occasionally frustrated with Alice's character? But the things that most frustrated me where the times when she acted her age. So they actually fit. Mar 31, Brent R. Taken as a whole omnibus, this is a really well developed story with a fun twist. The use of Alice in Wonderland themes as a framework for a zombie tale worked well. I'm not a big fan of the trend lately in "mash up" stories mixing classic stories with zombies or vampires, etc.
This is NOT one of those type stories Taken individually, by far the strongest piece if this omnibus is the first book. It is well written, well edited, and keeps you guessing throughout. I real Taken as a whole omnibus, this is a really well developed story with a fun twist. I really can't go into much of the story without spoilers, so I won't even try. By itself, it is every bit of 5 stars! Then we get to the second book. It picks up following the events of the first book, but is definitely more forced of a story. I'm not a picky reader. I am fine with occasional typos and a few errors, but this is really bad.
I read the Amazon Kindle version, so maybe other versions are clean, but the one I read had many, many places where the author revised paragraphs but did not delete the old stuff. It was almost as if the document was edited using "track changes" but when uploaded to Amazon, everything got sent rather than just the cleaned up edit. Storyline is 4 star but published product only 2 star. Dhar goes back and cleans it up for future readers.
The final piece of the omnibus, serves as a fine prequel. This is definitely the best timing to reveal the beginning. It serves to answer several nagging questions from the main tale. It is told in several parts with each part covering the same period of time but from a different characters perspective. With a little cleanup of the middle tale, I would gladly bump my rating to a full 5 stars. Nov 21, A. Hunt rated it it was ok. The story is about a girl, Alice, who was born after The Rising when the undead took over the world. When Alice follows a "Biter" wearing rabbit ears, down a hole she finds herself in a violent world, run by flesh-eaters.
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A world where "Biters" think and act in a manner familiar to those still human. There she finds The Queen, a woman who communicates and, for lack of a better word, rules over the Biters. The Queen tells her a story that's considered prophesy and that Alice is a sort of savio The story is about a girl, Alice, who was born after The Rising when the undead took over the world.
The Queen tells her a story that's considered prophesy and that Alice is a sort of savior. There's a huge conspiracy and this girl is the one to uncover it all- saving both humans and biters alike! Now, I love YA, but I have to tell you, when the fate of the world falls upon the shoulders of a fifteen year old, I find issues. But I've gone off on such tangents before, so I'll not repeat myself. I can say that outside of said issue, I enjoyed this series, but grew frustrated.
It carried a herky-jerky feel from time to time, like the repetitiveness of Alice's thoughts. She was constantly going over the same things- other characters too. It's like the author needed to excessively remind us what was going on. Or the story would speed to the point I was just told things instead of explained. The details disappeared and something would just happen- you know how that is. It just threw me off and I was left a tad confused. There was also an unreal amount of grammatical errors. So much that I almost quit the books.
Errors like these are hard to overlook, and can deter a reader from returning to the author. And the errors were in both the ebook and physical book Jul 26, Theresea Wasson rated it really liked it. Taking place in India, Alice is a 15 year old who was born after the Rising when zombies are suddenly making an appearance after a mysterious virus breaks out. Her education consists of how to shoot and kill zombies. One day while out on patrol, she decides to follow a biter the term for zombies in this book down a hole in the ground.
She tells Alice of the prophecy she has made based on the children's book Alice in Wonderland, that tells how young Alice will help to bring about a way for the biters and humans to coexist and to end the war with each other.
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