Gnu pORn and spellgin misteaks


Day By Day Armageddon – J.L. Bourne

I hate to be mean. I respect people who write novels. I wish I could do it myself. So I hate giving bad star ratings. But really, this book is bad. Popular, but bad.

It’s riddled with spelling and editing mistakes on every page. And no, claiming it’s a journal is no excuse (it’s a poor use of the journal form too). Sight consistently written “site”. Hangar consistently written “hanger”.

Pointless adjectives everywhere: “…pointing the weapon ahead of me into the dying darkness of the hanger” — what on earth does “dying darkness” mean, especially when pointing INTO a windowless building that is presumably darker further in?

Poor sentence structure and punctuation. Inability to use the word “however” correctly. Et cetera. I don’t believe these are deliberate mistakes for the sake of verisimilitude.

Deadly boring level of detail. No suspense or thrills at any point. The only emotion it generated was a fervent wish that the protagonist (hell, the writer) would get eaten by zombies asap.

Gun porn. Oh god he goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on… about the weapons. Shoot me now, please.

I cannot fathom why this is a popular zombie book (apart from the aforementioned gun porn). I’ve read a lot of zombie books (a hundred and counting — yeah, I know, but I’m getting off them soon, I swear) and this is bottom of my list. We’re talking bottom of a zombie novel list, so if you’re a fan of this genre you’ll know that the bottom of that list is p-r-e-t-t-y low down.

Maybe things improve as the series progresses but I won’t be checking.

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