Review: The Ghoul Archipelago by Stephen Kozeniewski
After ravenous corpses topple society and consume most of the world’s population, freighter captain Henk Martigan is shocked to receive a distress call. Eighty survivors beg him to whisk them away to the relative safety of the South Pacific. Martigan wants to help, but to rescue anyone he must first pass through the nightmare backwater of the Curien island chain.
A power struggle is brewing in the Curiens. On one side, the billionaire inventor of the mind-control collar seeks to squeeze all the profit he can out of the apocalypse. Opposing him is the charismatic leader of a ghoul-worshipping cargo cult. When a lunatic warlord berths an aircraft carrier off the coast and stakes his own claim on the islands, the stage is set for a bloody showdown.
To save the remnants of humanity (and himself), Captain Martigan must defeat all three of his ruthless new foes and brave the gruesome horrors of...THE GHOUL ARCHIPELAGO.
I received this book to give an honest review.
I have to say I love the cover it just looks amazing and scary all at once. The story for me not so much. I felt very confused while reading it as I had no clue really as to what was going on exactly. At 35% in I put the book down and ended up reading two more books and finally came back to this one as I had to finish reading it. I wanted to know if the story line would get better. It sort of did but I honestly just felt that the story jumped around too much, there talk of sex a majority of the time because of some billionaire creating a collar that puts you in another reality.
There were zombies within the story but it was never clear as to how people turned into them exactly. When I read a book that contains zombies I like to know how they turn. I felt this was lacking.
There is really nothing I can add to this review not good or bad it just lacked all around for me. Would I read more of this author sure I would like to give his other book a try.
I read some of the reviews and a majority of people seemed to enjoy the read. I unfortunately did not. but I would suggest giving it a read and see if you like it.
Giving this book two stars as I did finish the book but it was very very hard to do.
Stephen Kozeniewski lives with his wife and two cats in Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the modern zombie. He was born to the soothing strains of “Boogie With Stu” even though The Who are far superior to Zep, for reasons that he doesn’t even really want to get into right now.
During his time as a Field Artillery officer he served for three years in Oklahoma and one in Iraq, where, due to what he assumes was a clerical error, he was awarded the Bronze Star. The depiction of addiction in his fiction is strongly informed by the three years he spent working at a substance abuse clinic, an experience which also ensures that he employs strict moderation when enjoying the occasional highball of Old Crow.
He is also a classically trained linguist, which sounds much more impressive than saying his bachelor’s is in German.