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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was an interesting book I did what to put it down a couple times though There were spots where I skipped a couple of paragraphs because of the gross factor for me I would have liked a littlebackground of the Seth character The book to me seemed to fan out in the middle with all the going on in the town that might have been skipped. J Knight, Risen 2001, Warner iPublish Fifty pages into Risen, I was ready to throw it to the dustbunnies But I kept going, and I m glad I did I think.There s nothing overly original here the inhabitants of a small town in the middle of nowhere find, one morning, that the recently deceased are, in the words of a now famous newscaster, returning to life No eating of the living this time, however The recently deceased have one goal, to convert their still living friends and neighbors to t J Knight, Risen 2001, Warner iPublish Fifty pages into Risen, I was ready to throw it to the dustbunnies But I kept going, and I m glad I did I think.There s nothing overly original here the inhabitants of a small town in the middle of nowhere find, one morning, that the recently deceased are, in the words of a now famous newscaster, returning to life No eating of the living this time, however The recently deceased have one goal, to convert their still living friends and neighbors to their own state of Risen hood thus the book s title , thus making the town one big happy recently deceased family.It s a beautiful metaphor, and one that is simple enough to be used for any mindless process of conversion Knight gives a number of strong implications she s looking at organized religion, but it doesn t take much stretching to put it into other contexts There is a good deal to be said for the zombie as metaphor line, and all of it can be said about this book There s also enough scenes of sheer gross out to keep the horror reader happy, especially once the ball gets rolling which happens about seventy pages in Knight also has a deft enough hand at plot twists, especially the wonderful ones where the reader knowsthan the characters in the novel.Where Risen falters is in Knight s writing style The book has been rather aggressively marketed via email as if you like Stephen King Every avid reader knows that if you like is second only to in the tradition of for setting off warning bells In this case, blatant comparisons to Stephen King only serve to highlight the differences some subtle, some not so that put King firmly in the pantheon of genre fiction writers Most of them can be encapsulated in the statement that King regularly transcends genre with his writing ability, while Knight does not This is not a bad thing in and of itself genre writing is certainly capable of being good work, and it is for the most part in this case Just don t let the marketing campaign get to you.In any case, I have digressed There are a number of places where Knight s style jars, small errors in judgment which add up over time The one that sticks with me I finished the book about a week ago is Kngiht s inability to gauge where to stop in drawing a simile for maximum effectiveness If you say something s like a diamond, let the reader draw the proper conclusions no need to write out the ways in which the simile works It s not a big thing if it happens once or twice in the span of a novel, especially one that runs four hundred pages, but the repetition drives the point home A good editor would be able to fix such problems with minimal effort.It s a good read if you re a hardcore fan of the horror genre Others should probably approach with caution 1 2 I was pleasantly surprised with this book It started out slow, but I am glad I stuck with it A good horror story, with minimal gore I especially liked this book for its ending sometimes horror novels have a weak ending, this one did not Very strong ending, and made me give this book 4 stars when for most of the book I would have gone with three Tom is an engaging character, although we don t get a whole deep look into his psyche, Brant we get a littledepth The female character I was pleasantly surprised with this book It started out slow, but I am glad I stuck with it A good horror story, with minimal gore I especially liked this book for its ending sometimes horror novels have a weak ending, this one did not Very strong ending, and made me give this book 4 stars when for most of the book I would have gone with three Tom is an engaging character, although we don t get a whole deep look into his psyche, Brant we get a littledepth The female characters were pretty flat though I was not entirely sure what to expect from this book when I picked it up at my favourite used book store It seems from the description to be a zombie novel, but it s not, at least not entirely The first half of the book would have been a 2 and the last half a 4 star The author has a unique premise and some interesting characters Pretty good horror novel. Very entertaining easy read about dead people coming back to life and taking over a town the undead are very hard to pick out by the not dead yet Quite Stephen King ish but without the really dark humor Creative story, great Kindle value 1.99 At first it took me awhile to realize the time of the story had to have been in 80 s The book never said, but cell phones did not appear to be an option so that s what I m guessing Also enjoyed some of the out takes at the endstories of some o Very entertaining easy read about dead people coming back to life and taking over a town the undead are very hard to pick out by the not dead yet Quite Stephen King ish but without the really dark humor Creative story, great Kindle value 1.99 At first it took me awhile to realize the time of the story had to have been in 80 s The book never said, but cell phones did not appear to be an option so that s what I m guessing Also enjoyed some of the out takes at the endstories of some of the towns people that didn t make the final cut The author sent me an advanced reading copy of this book thanks It did not apprear to be something I would ever pick out to read But I am so grateful that I did not pass it by The small town of Anderson is full of wonderful characters and ordinary people But all of a sudden, people who died during the day, started coming back to life at midnight I m still not a fan of coming back from the dead fiction, but I have to say that J.Knight writes one hell of a story Some of his side vignettes The author sent me an advanced reading copy of this book thanks It did not apprear to be something I would ever pick out to read But I am so grateful that I did not pass it by The small town of Anderson is full of wonderful characters and ordinary people But all of a sudden, people who died during the day, started coming back to life at midnight I m still not a fan of coming back from the dead fiction, but I have to say that J.Knight writes one hell of a story Some of his side vignettes are so vivid and memorable that I have to stop and think if I m remembering something that actually happened or if I read it in the book When this comes out in January, treat yourself This is a good story Mr Knight creates memorable characters I also loved the short stories at the end of the novel They didn t make the final cut into the novel, but I m glad they didn t stay on the cutting room floor This novel never really explains no spoiler here the Risen I came away with is this how it ends feeling TheI thought about ittheI realizedit s the irony of how they would meet their death.. This book was a zombie story, but seemed unlike most other zombie stories I d heard about I haven t ever actually read a zombie story The newly created zombies in this book seem just like they were before they were killed died Other non zombies are amazed that they came back from the dead, but are unaware of how dangerous they really are sort of a Trojan horse type of danger The characters are interesting and the plot moves along briskly. While I am finding it hard to define as a classic zombie horror The elements portrayed within this novel will satisfy the need for a new kind of thrill The town of Anderson is forever changed by the RISEN There is great story telling that kept me interested to the very end Brandt the small town reporter, Peg the small town waitress, her Annie in a coma and her teenage son Tom His friends Deputy Haws and Rev Small There are many colorful characters that share the spotlight with the main c While I am finding it hard to define as a classic zombie horror The elements portrayed within this novel will satisfy the need for a new kind of thrill The town of Anderson is forever changed by the RISEN There is great story telling that kept me interested to the very end Brandt the small town reporter, Peg the small town waitress, her Annie in a coma and her teenage son Tom His friends Deputy Haws and Rev Small There are many colorful characters that share the spotlight with the main characters that enhance a rather unique way of using the zombie genre to bring to life a tale `READ BOOK ⇪ Risen ☠ Welcome to Anderson It s pretty quiet here and that s the way we like it One thing, though Madge Duffy murdered her husband John last week, or thought she did She spent the night in jail but then John walked out of the morgue none the worse for wear And there s a bullet hole in Deputy Haws shirt that he can t explain Something s going on in this town of ours Something that makes your skin crawl and your teeth grind in the night I don t know what it is, but I ll tell you this It scares me One helluva read Don t start this book unless you ve got an evening free George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion To Kill a Nudist-Book III of the Nudist Series though Madge Duffy murdered her husband John last week Adkar or thought she did She spent the night in jail but then John walked out of the morgue none the worse for wear And there s a bullet hole in Deputy Haws shirt that he can t explain Something s going on in this town of ours Something that makes your skin crawl and your teeth grind in the night I don t know what it is Joe Smith (Jobless in January, but I ll tell you this It scares me One helluva read Don t start this book unless you ve got an evening free George Beahm Cruel Enchantment (Dark Magick, author of The Stephen King Companion