Rise

Rise Within hours of succumbing to a plague millions of dead rise to attack the living Brian Williams flees the city with his sister Sarah Banded with other survivors the group remains desperately outnum

  • Title: Rise
  • Author: Gareth Wood
  • ISBN: 9780557702220
  • Page: 136
  • Format: None
  • Within hours of succumbing to a plague, millions of dead rise to attack the living Brian Williams flees the city with his sister Sarah Banded with other survivors, the group remains desperately outnumbered and under armed With no food and little fuel, they must fight their way to safety RISE is the story of the extreme measures a family will take to survive a trek acroWithin hours of succumbing to a plague, millions of dead rise to attack the living Brian Williams flees the city with his sister Sarah Banded with other survivors, the group remains desperately outnumbered and under armed With no food and little fuel, they must fight their way to safety RISE is the story of the extreme measures a family will take to survive a trek across a country gone mad.

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    1. Rise was written as a blog online originally and as the author mentions in the prolog, he wrote it as the days passed in 2004-2005 when the story takes place. He paid attention to the weather patterns, studied the environments he was leading his characters through, etc. So essentially, this book was fairly early to the zombie writing party-before the onslaught of books started showing up in places like and on bookshelves at bookstores. Of course, with its introduction via Permuted Press to a wi [...]

    2. 3 stars for the format. As a journal entry looking back at the zombie events, it doesn't have the immediacy that a good zombie novel requires. It all felt so passive and too much like reporting. I would love to see this author do a more slam bang story with dialogue.

    3. Received this for Xmas 2012 - just an FYI, staying up to 1:00 was not in my to do list. I finally got around to picking up Rise and had to force myself to put it down cause morning comes early. Best book I've had the pleasure to read in years!!!!

    4. Previously published in installments online, Rise tells the story of Brian, a regular (Canadian) Joe who, in the company of a few fellow survivors, heads out across the country in search of safety from the zombie apocalypse. Author Gareth Wood presents Brian's tale in the form of journal entries, which chronicle events from the early stages of the outbreak through the group's harrowing cross-country trek.Zombie 411: Wood's zombies are more or less the Romero-style undead. They seem to move a bit [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up because I was curious, and going through a little "Walking Dead" withdrawal, and I was hooked from the first few pages. It was awesome. The characters are well developed and the story is as intense as any story within this genre. I really enjoyed the concept of the journal as a means of telling the story because while it is "fantasy" the journal made it more realistic. The only downside might be that this book is hard to find in paper form as it started [...]

    6. This was among the first zombie books I read. I like it. Even if you can easily see that this is not the highest orm of literature, the story is quite solid and entertaining, there are good charactersto care about and a lot of adventures. In particular I love how the book takes us to several scenes like a rescue mission to save some srvivors who locked themselves inside buildings. Also the way the autor manages to include details of everyday life and give hope to the characters is quite charming [...]

    7. Read this years ago for the first time, back when it was on his website for free. Recently bought the Kindle edition of this book, so I felt a review was in order:This is a good book. It isn't great, it won't be a classic, but it is good. I feel like the journal style in which it's presented really helps. I like that the characters aren't automatically paramilitary bad-asses, just supremely lucky in certain situations and incredibly unlucky in others. It's a very basic journal about a zombie apo [...]

    8. At first I was interested in this for the fact that it was a journal, but the audiobook possibly ruins the novelty of this because there's only one time that the voice is changed in the story to provide a bit of variety. Hearing the same character recap days within the journal just gets old and boring fairly quickly.

    9. This is my third or fourth read of "Rise" and it just gets better and richer each time. I hate to admit it, but this author has converted me: I refused to read zombocalypse fiction prior to this. Great starting novel from a new author. Now, on to his second book, "Age of the Dead," while waiting for the third book of the series to hit the presses.

    10. I really enjoyed this book. Found it hard to put down, kept my attention the whole timeund he wrote a sequel to it (Age of the Dead) and read it as well. Can hardly wait for his next book. Well worth the read!!!

    11. YAYYYYY!!! Another editing project is now a published book! Rise, by Gareth Wood (Permuted Press) is now available on and Barnes & Noble! Even more zombie goodness.(Sequel, Age of the Dead, will be published later in 2012!)

    12. Gareth Wood's Rise is a unique experience. It is an epic story, told from the point of view of one man making his way through a zombie-infested Canada. In his search for survivors, he truly comes into his own. This is a great story, and I highly recommend it to anybody who is a fan of the genre.

    13. Everyone wants to write a book where the character journals now. It wasn't bad, but I've read better. I purchased the first and second book together, so I'm moving on.

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