Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ex-Communication: By Peter Clines



In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven’t just kept Los Angeles’ last humans alive—they’ve created a real community, a bustling town that’s spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees.

But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind.  The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks.  And outside the Mount, something ancient and monstrous is hell-bent on revenge.

As Peter Clines weaves these elements together in yet another masterful, shocking climax, St. George, Stealth, Captain Freedom, and the rest of the heroes find that even in a city overrun by millions of ex-humans...

…there’s more than one way to come back from the dead.


So I don't usually like zombie books. I'll read them every now and then but usually I just find them off putting. 

That said, I loved Ex-Communications and the other Ex books in the series.

The author, Peter Clines, has taken a wonderful blend of superheroes put into an impossible situation (the end of the world), added in social elements for this situation (such as new religions that pop up and the problem of getting the people you're protecting to do what's best for them without being a dictator), and a touch of humor and funny pop references. 

But besides finding a truly fantastic recipe for a plot, he's also stuffed each of the Ex books (and especially Ex-Communications) with nonstop action and fantastic characters. In fact, these are not just one off books in which good guy battles zombie/monster, saves world, everyone's happy. These are complex characters who are at their core humans who are just trying to survive and adapt, whether that be from the problems outside (zombies and demons) or from their own internal turmoil from the decisions they have made and the people they have lost because of those decisions. Because of this each book in the series is somewhat different, with the characters building off of the ramifications of the previous books and shaping their characters. Personally I love this, I think it adds another dimension to the characters and to the book overall, allowing readers to become more invested with the characters with every page they read.

All in all I loved Ex-Communications. It's fast paced, full of action and battles, and has just enough humor to make you crack a smile. If you're looking for a book that will suck you in from page one and not let go until its over then look no further.


Publisher: Broadway Books

Published: July 9, 2013

Price: $14.00

Link to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Ex-Communication-Novel-Peter-Clines/dp/0385346824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373436678&sr=1-1&keywords=ex+communication

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