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Finished Terminal, my thoughts:


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The set-up was done nicely and the way he described the things happening to Tommy's body were very realistic. It was like you were there.

It seemed like the bank job was too easy. But that could have been because Sherm was an expert. The characters were a little stereotypical and reminded me a little of Stephen King's characters.

Parts of the in the vault conversations reminded me of Stephen King's The Mist. Especially, Martha's expidation comment. Benjy's character seemed to be weakly formed and I wanted a little more in that regard.

The end was a little predictable. I could see it coming. There was just no way everyone would survive.
Reading: The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan & Urban Gothic by Brian Keene


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About 90 pages into The Conqueror Worms and I love it!
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For some reason, I put out The Conqueor Worms for a while but ended up really enjoying the hell out of it. The great thing, when you're done there's the free online sequel he is writing right now.
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Finished The Conqueror Worms, here are my thoughts:

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I loved the way that Keene took a passage from the Bible and used it, much like in The Rising. Teddy was a very interesting character. I like how he kept mentioning that he needed a "dip," and ultimately this nicotine addiction was his demise, love it! When the worms are attacking, I could feel like I was there. Keene does a good job of engaging you with his characters.

The second part was a little quick for me. Kevin's story was interesting. I loved the way that people with different backgrounds came together. And Leviathan, what can I see. Pretty awesome. I thought the Cthulhu reference from Lee was funny. I saw a little of Lovecraft in this book.

The end was a little predictable only because Teddy says in the beginning how it ends, really. Behemoth was another great creation. It was a great, fun read.
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My only complaint about TCW was that Kevin's story, which was written first as a novella and was collected in Keene's Fear of Gravity...it's an excellent story but I wish it had been blended into the story better. The way it was jsut dropped in felt like what it was, a pre-existing novella that was just dropped in. Still, I love that book, and brother you should check out the sequel Keene is righting now and posting for free on his website.
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