Deadline

Deadline

Book - 2011
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When a CDC researcher, after faking her own death, arrives on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun Mason, the head of a news organization, is plunged into the biggest story of his life.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316081061
031608106X
Branch Call Number: SF GRA
Characteristics: 608 p. ;,19 cm
Alternative Title: Dead line

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lizzietish81 Sep 01, 2015

I have to say, the first book is really good, but the two follow ups are less so. Still her world building is excellent.

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sfogs
Jul 26, 2015

This book is FULL of detail and is very well written and it hooks you right in.
Poor Shaun things don't get easier for the group after Gov. Tate is stopped. In fact things just get far more dangerous and the rot is running far deeper than anyone could have imagined.

And the ending OH MY GOD!!

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danomcd
Apr 02, 2015

Very interesting read. It goes off in a bit of a different direction compared to book 1 with a lot less emphasis on the whole blogging/reporting premise (I am pretty sure that for over 1/2 of the story they weren't even recording - completely unlike the first book). I really enjoyed the relationship that Shaun continues to have with his sister - very weird but very cool idea.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Feb 23, 2015

The second in Grant's zombie apocalypse journalism trilogy delivers less of the fast-paced action of the first. As often happens in trilogies, the middle entry spends more time developing the plot threads surrounding a menacing conspiracy and the damage inflicted by covering it up.

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emmilee
Sep 11, 2014

[SPOILERS IMMINENT] Deadline is everything one could hope for in a sequel, especially following Georgia's death. Shaun's clearly codependent relationship with Georgia didn't go away, it lingered with him in the worst of ways. The Coda is the reason I came back to this book and re-read it before venturing on to the final book in the series. The hint at an incestual relationship I interpreted as an extreme temporary symptom of his schizophrenia, not an actual relationship between the two, as many readers have believed. Overall, although it doesn't live up to the first book, I believe that Shaun's descent into insanity will repair itself in the next book, if the siblings are reunited. A great book.

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BlueMoonGirl
Aug 02, 2013

Not as good as book one, but good enough for me to want to read the final book in this series.

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beckylunatic
Dec 16, 2012

Shaun's violent tendencies rang true for me. Sure, everyone in this world has lost *someone*, but it was very much telegraphed in the first book how much damage it would do for Georgia to lose Shaun or vice versa, because that's not just losing someone, it's losing *everything*. I was shocked by Georgia's death in Feed, because it's a fairly standard convention in fiction that the point-of-view character survives. Grant abused that trope to great effect, and I was impressed with the storytelling once I got over my initial dismay. I like it when a writer can surprise me. The story "Cold Equations" which is referenced in this novel can be read here: http://www.spacewesterns.com/articles/105/ Worth checking out even though Shaun's explanation spoils the ending.

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carrington681
Sep 23, 2012

Unfortunately not as good as the first book, but not entirely bad. There was a little sappy love/sex blip on the radar, that really didn't need to be there. I have to agree with an earlier comment of how the most interesting character is dead. But I hope that the next installment closes the series in a satisfying, at least enough, way to match the original book FEED.

cmjoy Aug 03, 2012

What's the first boook

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mandanza
Jul 19, 2012

Like Feed, Deadline continues to be engaging and fun. It was a quick, enjoyable read that kept me turning the pages. It does suffer from Second-Book-In-The-Trilogy syndrome a little: You know it's taking you somewhere good, but you're not there yet. It's that part of the road trip where you're between all the really cool stuff. It's scenic and nice and it's still part of the journey, just not your favorite part. At least it this is the begin version of Second-Book-Syndrome (the worst case is, of course, the Totally Unnecessary Filler Book. Luckily, this is not one of those!)

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emmilee
Sep 19, 2014

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beckylunatic
Dec 16, 2012

[W]e needed to play to our strengths, and our strengths came from lifelong training in shoving microphones at danger and demanding that it explain itself.

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