Saturday, May 26, 2012

A New World: Chaos by John O'Brien (Book 2011)

I tried to like this book but I had way too many hangups concerning the whole story and various details scattered about. First of all, where was everyone? I know the zombies in this book were more like the baddies in I Am Legend, but the world seemed way too deserted and abandoned much like The Stand. I personally think that there would be a bunch more people, zombies, or as the book's title goes, 'chaos'. In this story people seemed to just disappear which doesn't make sense.

Secondly, I find the whole concept of an ex-air force pilot coming up with a plan to just wander to a base, commandeer an airplane, and start flying to the Middle-East is too unrealistic. There are just too many variables that would've very much put him up the creek, yet he proceeded on. Of course this is a story and things can tend to go more smoothly in fiction but yeah, flying to over an ocean and countless countries for a girlfriend seems way too shortsighted.

This book is the first in a series and I won't be reading the rest. I'm sure they are OK, as this one was written pretty well, but the actions of the main character are way too fanciful for my tastes. I don't know if there is anything like a realistic zombie book, but this one sure isn't one of them.
Rating - Mid