man, i tried to get into this book, but i ahve read 4 other books while reading this one! i give up. next! the book is good but not for me.
The concept of this book is solid. Its an interesting concept where emotion is null and void besides fear. Fear is the sole driving factor that chokes out all people in a post apocalyptic society and maintains Order. And that is all I have to say for the pros of the book.
Now the cons! The characters are super boring and kind of annoying. It wasn't till the end did I feel any connection to anybody, at which point I've already decided not to pursue the series any further (yeah, they have two more books after this... I also cant believe it). The flow of the book is choppy and takes place in almost the same five settings throughout, really nailing in the boredom. During my read I had one of two constant thoughts: 1) Is this god forsaken chapter almost done? Because I found more entertainment watching CSPAN 2) This character is a frecken idiot and there is almost no reason proposed by the thin character development why they act this way.
Overall, I had a curiosity about the book and still do about the series. But the thought of reading another 300 pages of just filler content before feeling anything, just kind of killed my drive to care anymore.