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City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2)
City Of The Dead - The Rising, Bk 2
Author: Brian Keene
Keene ingeniously asks, if human corpses can be reanimated, why not dead dogs, rats, sparrows, goldfish, etc.? His other innovation is the news that the zombie swarm is inhabited by demons who are angry at God for trying to exile them in the Void. They want to get revenge by killing everything on Earth, and they are numerous, clever and indestru...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780843954159
ISBN-10: 0843954159
Publication Date: 5/2005
Pages: 357
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The City of the Dead takes off immediately after The Rising leaves you wanting more. New breed of zombies that think, talk, shoot guns and drive. Very good book, hope there's another sequel.
anrkistpengwin avatar reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 2
The sequel to "The Rising" picks up right where the first book left off. It continues the streamlined and action-packed writing style of Keene and also further fleshes out all of the major players in the plot. It does have some similarities to George Romero's disappointing "Land of the Dead", but this book is by far better than that excuse for cinema. Also, watch for the ending - it's happy, but not. It's hard to explain.
Mahala avatar reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on + 192 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book was a a trip! It must be part of a series as it seems to pick up in the middle of action and it stays high-action all the way until the end. I won't give away the ending, but let's just say, this isn't your usual book! Anyway, if you like zombie stuff, this is worth the read. I read it in about 3 hours or less, so it isn't heavy-duty, but it is entertaining.
reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Like its precursor, The Rising, this book fills a certain void for those seeking zombies in fiction. It also doesn't have nearly as many typos and errors as The Rising (though they are not completely gone). Instead of typos, this one is riddled with continuity errors of which Hollywood might be jealous. Also like The Rising, though Keene claims the zombies are "slower" than a living human, they manage to leap and run and rip people apart with their bare hands--unless it will be necessary for a character to escape at the last moment, in which case the zombies approach slowly :S One nitpick about Keene's writing is that it is often difficult to really get a sense of the amount of -time- that passes; for example, though "the end of the street filled with zombies" the characters stop to talk and introduce themselves. One can't help thinking, "If they'd just said a quick 'Hi' and gone back to their car, they would have been golden!" Still, it continues the story of some of the survivors from the first book, so this book is recommended for those who finished the first book and managed to still be curious.
Leigh avatar reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on + 377 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book had non-stop action, but for a zombie purist like myself, I couldn't get into Keene's idea of zombies. I don't think they should be coordinated, cunning, and using weapons. Keene made them unstoppable and vindictive enough to saw through vocal chords to kill someone. Poor humans. I usually side with the zombies, but I had to side with the humans this time - how were they to fight this group that had no weaknesses? Zombies driving cars? Please. A big disappointment for me, but an action-filled book, nonetheless.
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rawdelight avatar reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on + 6 more book reviews
...so I rush out to buy the second book, since the first one abruptly ended in mid climax, and it was great aside from the fact that I was very dissapointed with the ending...which almost taints the whole experience and forced me to give the book an overall lower rating.
reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on + 25 more book reviews
I don't normally go for zombie books, but this is REALLY good! This is even better than book 1 "The Rising". I enjoyed this from start to finish and loved all of the action and surprises at every turn!
reviewed City Of The Dead (The Rising, Bk 2) on + 149 more book reviews
Zombie fans will love the sequel to Brian Keene's "The Rising". Keene is definitely one of the new stars of horror fiction. This book begins after the rescue of the main character's son. The few survivors are then on the run again trying to stay ahead of the zombie mob. We also learn what has caused the zombie plague.


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