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Among the Living

Among the Living The dead walk Now the real battle for Seattle has begun Lester has a new clientele the kind that requires him to deal lead instead of drugs Mike suspects a conspiracy lies behind the chaos Kate has a

  • Title: Among the Living
  • Author: Timothy W. Long
  • ISBN: 9781448634972
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • The dead walk Now the real battle for Seattle has begun Lester has a new clientele, the kind that requires him to deal lead instead of drugs Mike suspects a conspiracy lies behind the chaos Kate has a dark secret she s a budding young serial killer These survivors, along with others, are drawn together in their quest to find the truth behind the spreading apocalypse.

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    1. Dear Library of the Living Dead:I say this as a fan of the Post-Apocalyptic genre, and zombies in particular.Please stop. Please stop putting out sub-par material, thereby making the genre a laughing stock among everyone else. Failing that, since I'm sure you want to jump on the "Walking Dead" bandwagon: Please publish writers who have some semblance of a plot and know what research is. Please don't publish writers whose maturity level peaked in tenth grade. Please hire a proofreader, or an edit [...]

    2. Thank god I didn't pay for this.This is an absolutely awful, juvenile, amateur attempt at a zombie novel - quite possibly the worst I've ever read. I should have put it down when I read this line:aches the fence but keeps trying to walk forward like a retarded kid.Then I read this line:He slams it back home and jerks the barrel back so there is one in the chamberd decided I'd keep reading for the laughs. I made quite a few more notations on my Kindle, but I won't bother to transcribe them all he [...]

    3. Among The Living takes place in Seattle and starts out sharing with the reading audience the lives of four different people in the city. The author uses both third and first person perspectives as we go through the routines of their days. Hints of the start of an undead uprising are sprinkled throughout the story but much of the early part of the book keeps that as background noise for most of the charactersere is a gas leak in a neighborhood, it is cordoned off, there are strange stories on the [...]

    4. This story was gory, disgusting and terrifying, everything a zombie novel should be. I loved it! The descriptions painted a very vivid picture. I'll have nightmares for weeks, but I can't wait until the next installment comes out! A number of reviewers seem to have issues with the grammar and spelling. I can't say I really noticed the errors as I was reading, but I might be more forgiving than some readers. If you are someone who is offended by those type of errors, this might not be the book (o [...]

    5. First off, I'm a big fan of Timothy W. Long's work. He submitted a short story to the witches anthology I am editing and I was instantaneously hooked on his writing. I then became a fan of his completely hilarious and gruesome online blog called “The Zombie-Wilson Diaries.” It has been snatched up for publication by the Library of the Living Dead Press and I am thrilled to be the editor.But despite my great love for Timothy Long’s work, I had yet to read “Among the Living.” When I foun [...]

    6. This review is also on My Book Addiction as part of #zOctober2013! Holy. Crap. Among the Living is all kinds of mess-you-up-in-the-head goodness! This story is strange and wonderful, and I couldn’t stop reading it.This is a story about the first days of the apocalypse. The residents of Seattle are informed of a “gas leak,” an obvious cover up to keep people from panicking. The scenario is presented from several different POV’s, all very interesting and peculiar characters that took me by [...]

    7. This book had the potential for more stars, but fell short with some lack of substance and too many characters. The apocalypse unfolds nicely, as word of a "gas leak" and a government coverup. Totally believable even if you get a little frustrated with the refusal of many to believe it. The main heroes are explored very well- with the exception of Ginder- who is absolutely useless to the whole plot. Mike, who has suffered his own loss of his young son some year prior, adds a component of loss be [...]

    8. Imagine a world crammed tight to its undead gills with lifeless souls who would happily feast upon your brains actually scrub that - we're already there right?So anyways, Among The Living by Timothy Long is that rarest of gems in the sea of Zombie fiction in that it's excellent.I wont give any spoilers here other than to say Timothy has breathed depth and life into the stars of his novel. I actually cared about the people whose lives were being turned upside down in a world gone insane.So if zom [...]

    9. I was not going to read this book. I am glad I did. the characters were vivid. There were a lot of different characters to keep reading interesting - you just have to keep up with who everyone is and where they are.I liked the take on the zombies - actually thinking about them, their families, how others reacted to them. Truthfully - I slept with the light on for a while, and avoided my neighbors. ( I have a overactive imagination, okay).

    10. The plot and story that surrounds it is excellent, I just have a tremendously hard time with the present tense style.I kept getting caught up in it and to me it detracted from the story itself.Long is a great zombie author, and he deserves all his good reviews. The tense style is just not for me.

    11. Fabulous zombie novel with some of the most interesting characters ive read about in a long while. Wrote from the perspective of several different characters from day one of the zombie apocalypse. Can not wait for the next!!

    12. What do a depressed newspaper reporter, a death metal vocalist, a hedonistic drug dealer and a female serial killer/samurai have in common? They're about to have a front row seat for the end of the world. These Seattle residents are all going about their lives as usual when a strange new virus outbreak hits, causing painful death, instant reanimation and an insatiable hunger for human flesh and blood to all who come in contact with it. In Timothy Long's Among the Living, we get a somewhat differ [...]

    13. It's obvious Long can write but chose not to for much of this. There are major problems with tense (which sometimes changes twice in a single sentence), pronoun usage that makes it confusing who he's referring to, and overuse of tired phrases. That's all stuff that could be fixed with an editing pass, but it wouldn't matter because of the book's bigger problems.Each chapter follows a particular character, and all of the chapters for one of the characters are written in first person, while chapte [...]

    14. Among the Living is a US-based horror story, set in Seattle. This is a review of the unabridged audio version of the book.I *really* liked this work. Set in first and third person perspectives and showing us the lives of four different protagonists, it gives us a glimpse in to their lives and personalities (mostly) before the outbreak sets in. The characters are very different people, and the building-work for each of them is dealt with effectively by Long. I found myself disliking two of them i [...]

    15. A solid zombie novel, but nothing that makes it really stand out in such a large genre other than the location. If you are from or familiar with Seattle and the surrounding area it definitely enhances the quality of this read.I listened to it as an audio book, which seems to be a good thing. Reading some other reviews there was a lot of writing quirks that I didn't notice too much as an audio book. I'm not sure if this is Long's first novel, but it has that feeling of an early book that isn't al [...]

    16. I can understand now why so many people had issues with the reactions and thoughts of the characters. However, I find it so refreshing to have anti-heroes. I think too many books, about post apocalyptic life, are filled with survivors that are morally superior. In reality, we would have a wider variety of survivors, if not a larger number of street-smart, morally ambiguous people. I loved the rawness of Kate and Lesterspite the fact that they are written as the dregs of society.If anything, the [...]

    17. Among the Living is a story that follows four people in Seattle at the beginning of a virus outbreak that turns people into "deaders". The four main characters are very different from each other (see book description above for most of their details) and their viewpoints of the outbreak and how they handle the emotional aspects of it are very interesting. The story is told in third person with three of the characters, but changes to first person with Mike for some reason. I'm not sure why this is [...]

    18. This was my first read of Timothy Long's books and it won't be the last. The book only spans a couple of days, but within that time we get to see how a city could be overrun, and meet the individuals trying to live their lives before and during a city wide crisis which begins as a cordon of a part of the city due to a "gas leak", turning some people violent. We are introduced to several main characters, the two that most resonated with me were Mike and Kate. Mike, a journalist still suffering fr [...]

    19. The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighborhood, Lester isn't going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele… the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs.Mike, a newspaper reporter, suspects a conspiracy lies behind the chaos. He’s driven to find the truth, even if it means dragging his beautiful co-worker into danger.Kate has a dark secret: she’s a budding young serial killer. [...]

    20. I was recommended this book a while back and finally got around to reading itI LOVED how each chapter is told by a different character I love how none of them are linked at all in any way.I actually loved some of the characters Disliked a couple, but hey, you can't like everyoneI also really liked the "interlude" chapters They were nice little sections of the doomed.As for the book itself, I found that at the end I wanted more Which means I liked it Right? The problem I had was that some chapte [...]

    21. Among the living was a good read, and listen. I have the audiobook as well and switched between the ebook and the audiobook a few times. It’s the story of several characters at the start of a zombie apocalypse. I found the story of Kate very interesting, a serial killer who always figured she’d be caught one day but hey guess what? – zombies are here!! LOL! Some of the characters I didn’t really care for (Lester, Grinder and his band, and Angela ) and from the start I was really hoping t [...]

    22. A log book style of different characters in the beginning and during the initial outbreak of the "deader" virus. It bounces back and forth between several characters including the mindset of one of the zombies as well. Lester and Andrea are a hoot, while Mike and Erin are a normal couple embarking on a new relationship. Then there's Grinder, the lead singer in a grunge band who is fantasizing on a new career amidst the carnage going on around him. Kate is a sick piece of work. Long's list of cha [...]

    23. I love the character development in thisbook ! You have multiple characters so it is different POVs from different parts of the city all same time frame. The one character you least expect becomes the main focus towards the end off the book & I love it! This book stars in Seattle where a "gas leak" occurs but it is really a cover up I love how Tim not only goes behind the eyes of the characters but also shows POVs from the deaders too. Tim Long expertly mixes in the characters to perfectly l [...]

    24. I enjoyed this zombie book. As it opens with how the virus gets started and then concentrates on its first few days of progress I was a bit surprised. Happily. A lot of the ZBooks I read are already in the panic of the spread or take place once it has been in effect for weeks. Starting at the beginning and staying there made this book refreshing to me. I found this book to be well written and very entertaining. It is a fast read. Lots of action in it with some romance, sex, (some graphic), defin [...]

    25. This novel was ok. It was typical of the lower end of the zombie sub-genre. The scenes of the zombie attacks had the right amount of gore, but I do not care for soft-core porn, and there was to much of this. I think the story line of how a serial killer would do in a zombie apocalypse is a new and refreshing idea. But Mr. Long, you cheapened it by making Kate a sexual sadomasochist with "Daddy issues". Why couldn't she just be a killer, why did she have to have the broken little girl back story. [...]

    26. This book was full of blood, guts, gore, and zombies. Which was was TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! This is a great novel about a zombie virus outbreak in Seattle WA. It has strong characters which you begin to pull for, from the beginning. Even a drug dealer named Lester, and his girlfriend Angela, become likable & make you hope that they will get away from the deaders and find safety. Each page made you sit on edge with anticipation of a deader coming out of nowhere and biting one of the main characte [...]

    27. Among The Living, for me, was slow to start. There's a lot of characters, and each one is developed well. You really get a good feel for who these people are and what drives them. All the while the world is going to hell around them. What initially seemed slow starts to build up speed and before I knew it I was clicking away to the end of the book and wanting more. There is a lot to like here, and if you love zombie books the way I do, then you'll find a lot to love here. I just hope Kate is in [...]

    28. Ups and downsI considered giving up on this one. It felt a little slow (true zombie action doesn't start until about 85% in.) The characters were completely whacked. But they were interesting and I was curious to see how it would play out. The author did a really good job of making the characters seem real. They each had a distinct voice. I'm undecided if I will read the next one. I like how this focuses on one city rather than the whole world being wiped out in a week. But I worry that the next [...]

    29. ‘Among the Living’ takes a bit to get going, but when it does it offers a fun ride as the Zombie apocalypse begins. I’ve always had a little bit of a problem with the zombie apocalypse just happening too fast, which is why this book was so likable. People go about their daily lives knowing something is happening but not sure what until finally the zombie population has really started to grow and is finally noticed for the problem it is. Not for the faint of heart this book takes you into t [...]

    30. The story itself had potential, but it seemed like the character development and individual stories were rushed. I, unfortunately, bought the Kindle version which was devoid of editing and had pages or ends of sentences missing. I will read the second book in the series only because it earned better reviews and I would like to see how the rest of the characters/story develops. I hope I am not just being a glutton for punishmentwe'll see

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