Two friends who have drifted apart go on an unintended journey when they take a drug that technically turns them into zombies for 72 hours. But near immortal cultists intent on journeying to the other side will stop at nothing to get the 'Bloom' back, even if it means taking it from their undead bodies. As the two men run for their unlives they test the bonds of friendship and learn the whole universe is depending on them. So we're probably screwed.
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I have mixed feelings about Dead Til Dawn by Gerald Dean Rice. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I thought it was ok enough to read the entire thing. There were several times where I almost had to add it to my DNF list. I’m sure there are some out there who will probably enjoy it more than I did. I wanted it to be better than it actually was.
It started out really strong I thought. I liked the ideas Rice was developing I thought it was unique but believable. The characters were fairly easy to relate to and had interesting personalities. They were funny and entertaining. They did keep me laughing for the most part.
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but somewhere near the middle, I got bored. Almost as if there were unnecessary details going into the story. That’s just my opinion though, I’m sure the author has a reason for including the things I didn’t think were needed. There were too many scenes where I found myself thinking, “Would you just get to the point already.”
The ending picks up a bit, but by then I was just ready for it to be over, so I think some of the excitement may have been missed on my part due to lack of interest at that point.
Overall, it’s not a bad book, just a bit too wordy for my taste and couldn’t hold my attention. That being said, if you are looking for a different kind of zombie book, you should definitely check it out for yourself. You may have a much different opinion.