Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan:: Review


Movie Rating: PG for some scary images
Book Rating: @@@
Swearing: None
Inappropriate Scenes: None
# of Pages: 303 (hardcover)
Genre: YA Thriller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Back Blurb:

"What should have been an ordinary morning is about to spiral into a day of unrelenting terror."

Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.
As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life—when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog—and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.
Now Tom’s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?
Tom is a good reporter—he knows how to look for answers—but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything—including Tom’s life—hangs in the balance.
My Review:
I'm sure most of us realize that Andrew Klavan is known for 2 things: his originality and his ability to write a good intriguing thriller. With that said we must realize that while Nightmare City throws us into a ton of questions that we need answered it was not necessarily well written. 
This was by far the best plot line I have read in a long time. It was very original and I liked that very much. It was a very good thought on what goes on inside of a person's head when they're sick, and I applaud that. 
The writing was very dry and repetitive. It was like Mr. Klavan wanted to get a book out as fast as he could and he had a good plot so he just slapped together a few thousand words, and BAM, sent it to his publisher. Really the first couple of chapters are about Tom doing the same things over and over and over.
Other Notes: 
A very good book to read over the weekend or on a rainy day because time seems to fly when you read it.

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