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Subject: Anyone read author David Wellington?
Date Posted: 9/6/2009 2:57 PM ET
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Has anyone read anything by David Wellington?  He has a zombie trilogy (Monster Island, Monster Nation, Monster Planet) and vampire stories 13 Bullets, 99 Coffins, Vampire Zero etc. (I'm not sure if those are a series or not).  Any opinions?  The reviews on average are midling but they sound interesting.

Date Posted: 9/6/2009 6:27 PM ET
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I have read the first book in the monster trilogy.  I really enjoyed it.  No one is as good as Brian Keene, but I thought he was pretty similar.  Last I knew you can get the books on line for free but it is a lot harder to read that way.  that is the only reason I haven't gotten to the other two yet.  

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 10:11 AM ET
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I've read his first two "Monster" series and have teh third on my TBR shelf.AFter reading MANY MNAY zombie books I would put his up near teh top of the list.



Date Posted: 9/14/2009 2:06 PM ET
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Hi Vanessa! ~ I have read 13 Bullets and I really enjoyed it.  I enjoyed it just as much as one of my other favorite authors, Brian Keene.  I have 99 Coffins & Vampire Zero in my massive TBR pile.  I have the first book in the Monster trilogy at home too but have not read that book yet.  I would definitely recommend David Wellington if you can get your hands on one of his books.  The wishlist moves very slowly...I've had the other two books from the Monster trilogy on there since last December and I am still no where near the front.  He also has a new book coming out in October called Frostbite.  It is a werewolf story which is new for him so I am looking forward to that too!  ~ Rebecca

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Date Posted: 10/18/2009 6:43 PM ET
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Hey Rebecca,

I have read 13 bullets and am now reading the second book in the series, 99 coffins.  I really enjoyed 13 bullets and if 99 coffins continues like it started it will be just as enjoyable.  I would definitely recommend this author.  I haven't read his monster series yet but I do own 2 and still need to get the 1st one.  I will most likely get his frostbite book even though I'm not as big a werewolf fan as I am a vampire fan. 

So in conclusion I would say seek this guy's books out.  I don't think you will be disappointed.



P.S.  If you are a fan of vampire books and have not yet read The Strain, I would recommend this one also.  Great story.  Can't wait for the second book.  Literally, I can't wait,  I want it now, so let's go Guillermo and Chuck and get it printed up ; ).

Date Posted: 10/27/2009 12:46 PM ET
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Hi Phil! ~ I have several of Wellington's books on my wishlist and WOW do they move slow.  I am number 27 on the wishlist for The Strain!  I'm glad you enjoyed it and can't wait to read it.  Do you have any info on their second book?  PBS shows it is as The Devouring but when you click on the Buy from Amazon button it comes up as The Fall with no details on a release date. ~ Rebecca 

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 11:37 PM ET
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I'd like to offer a contrasting opinion. I tried two of his books and found them quite amateurish and I didn't finish them. I won't try him again.

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 8:12 AM ET
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I agree with Bob.  I tried Monster Island and 13 Bullets and found both sorely lacking in quality.