This is part horror, part urban thriller, part cyberpunk, part science fiction. It's got mysteries woven into it and hints of even bigger things going on outside of the characters' world, outside of Long Island. We know, for example that Jessi's brother Eric has a history, yet we don't find out about it can we say spin off? And what about Grandpa, who we met in the Gameland prequel, Golgotha. Heck, I think there may even be something up with Master Rupert.
But the series is focused on the half dozen kids who break into the deadly zombie wasteland. I have to say, I love Reggie and Jessie. Heck, I'd be thrilled if they hooked up. Kelly drives me up the wall, and Jake is just a freak. And Ashley is But together, they make an eclectic bunch with just the right balance of tension and cohesion to keep them repelling each other while holding them together. Tanpeperppr's writing is sparing. There's tension in every scene and very little waste.
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Jessie is maybe a little bit too introspective, but given that this is written in first person, I guess, that's understandable. Would really love to get inside some of the other character's heads. For anyone who enjoys a nice balance of intrigue and horror, science fiction and dark humor and a touch of intelligent philosophy, this series really packs it all in. I can see why zombie fans love it, but also why it's converting non-zombie fans as well.
Aug 20, Jessica rated it it was amazing. My heart is pounding, my eyes are wide, and the first utterance I made after finishing this episode was, "Unbelievable! Prior to this amazing story, I was the girl who would shy away from the realm of horror books and films. If coerced into consuming these works, I merely caught glimpses of terror between my shielding fingers. This story has changed me.
A tale of a post-apocalyptic future where the IU infected undead have been first quarantined into submission and the My heart is pounding, my eyes are wide, and the first utterance I made after finishing this episode was, "Unbelievable! A tale of a post-apocalyptic future where the IU infected undead have been first quarantined into submission and then enlisted into a variety of servitude, Gameland follows a group of youthful albeit gifted rebels with a penchant for all things technological.
Jessica and her friends embark on a final and ill-fated summer adventure into the forbidden zone of Long Island chockfull of shocking surprises including a few encounters with zombies.
I'm certainly interested in reading the second omnibus maybe later this year. The first book in some time that held my interest long enough to finish in a few days. I decided to give it a read, pretty confident I wouldn't be into it because, again, not generally a fan of zombie stuff. This is an author to follow! But the series is focused on the half dozen kids who break into the deadly zombie wasteland.
Tanpepper's writing is sharply succinct- thrusting the reader into the fast paced thrilling scenes with amazing control over detail and dialogue. Creating a new genre of episodic made for TV stories that leave the reader gasping for more; Tanpepper had me sitting up and taking notice from the first few lines. This is an author to follow! I cannot wait to read the upcoming stories! A rare 5 stars folks, and that is a lot coming from me!
That's all 8 episodes for the price of 1! Six hackers, One game, 10, Undead Breaking in was easy, getting out is a killer View 2 comments. May 29, M. Nicholas rated it really liked it. Saul Tanpepper delivers with Gameland. I am almost finished with episode 2 and I cannot wait to get to episode 3.
These teenagers are in for way more than they could have imagined.
I enjoy the works of Mr. Saul Tanpepper has created a group of characters that I immediately like, each in his or her own way. I am transported b Saul Tanpepper delivers with Gameland. I am transported back to the days of my youth when some of the decisions my friends and I made were questionable but we sure had lots of fun.
These characters could be any one of the friends I hung out with. For all of you contemplating this book, I say, buy it now. The book will be updated each month until all 8 episodes are delivered, similar to a tv show that has new episodes. I am hooked and cannot wait for the next installment. In this world that Saul has created, the " These kids sure seem to be in for an adventure of their life. Jun 03, Nicolette rated it really liked it Shelves: please-don-t-ever-let-this-happen , nook.
It loaded on Nook For Web, I read it, and it was faboo. Except episode 8. It just felt I feel like this is a common thing with the most recent series I've finished this one, MaddAddam, and Hunger Games. The author just gets to the point of "okay, it's done, time to smoosh everything together because I know people are salivating for it".
Maybe I'm just too critical. I really, really liked it though, and really hope there's going to be a season two. The more I think about it, the more I know why I'm so unsatisfied with the last three endings I've read. First person narrator. Jessie has SUCH a legitimate reason to be completely unreliable at the end of episode 8.
She's just been through so much trauma and the story's being told from her point of view, and because of that it has to feel rushed and forced because she isn't noticing it. Oct 09, Paula Stokes rated it it was amazing. It feels like a trillion self-published books enter the marketplace every year. Sure, many of those are by people who just wanted to publish for fun or people who don't quite have the prose to land an agent and go the traditional route.
But some indie authors are extremely talented individuals who simply chose to do their own thing.
Tanpepper is one of the second group. I read all eight episodes of this on a cruise, the first six in the span of a couple days. Tanpepper's prose is phenomenal--it's It feels like a trillion self-published books enter the marketplace every year. Tanpepper's prose is phenomenal--it's evocative without being overwrought; it's lean and hungry prose that propels the story forward.
He's a better writer than I am, and I say that as one of those 'traditionally pubbed authors. Tanpepper knows his science so things get complex in places, but it's never boring or infodump-y and it all makes sense in the end. Mar 21, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: zombie-fiction , kindle-fiction , apocalyptic. Absolutley excellent.. Feb 21, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Saul Tanpepper has now been added to my extremely short list of favorite authors.
This book season 1 was impossible to put down. I stayed up til 2 AM that last two days, just devouring it. Now I am on the last few pages and I don't want to finish it Very good read. NOT mind bubble gum.
Oct 31, Rosanne rated it it was amazing. Fantastic series!! Loved this book!! Jul 31, Jaala rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction , sci-fi , zombies. I'm not generally a fan of zombie stuff. So I'm not sure how I came to have the omnibus version of the first eight books of this series hanging around my Kindle.
No clue. Maybe I caught it as a freebie or on a discount? It's a mystery. I decided to give it a read, pretty confident I wouldn't be into it because, again, not generally a fan of zombie stuff. I was very wrong.
I can't put my finger on why, but I got sucked into this damned story and crashed through all eight of those books in a shor I'm not generally a fan of zombie stuff. I can't put my finger on why, but I got sucked into this damned story and crashed through all eight of those books in a short period of time. To the extent I could, I ignored work, sleep, and my wife so as to get through to the next twist or turn or gruesome moment.
I also did that obnoxious thing where I regaled my wife with the details of a story she's never read and never planned to but the status of the dog was important and she needed to know. This all is a lengthy way to demonstrate that this is a good bunch of books. I liked them a lot. I'm not sure why, to be honest.