Barker, Herbert; even early King – Mark Cordory
Having read the book and knowing this was the authors’ first novel, I have to say that this reads like the work of a novelist who’s had a number of books under his belt rather than it being his first.
A lot of first time authors feel awkward and unconvincing, just learning their craft – but at times this book felt on par with authors such as Barker, Herbert and possibly even early King – this is an author worth watching I suspect.
Superficially this is a zombie book, but it’s approached from an imaginative angle which places it more into the medical horror/detective genre. You’ll probably never have read a book that approaches the ‘walking dead’ concept in such a unique (and at times quite heartbreaking) manner as this.
The science and characterisation are compelling, the storytelling confident – I didn’t feel the jolt of poor writing once. It would make a great film.
I look forward to the next one – so support this new author in this digital world and download a copy, I’ll be interested to see what he comes up with next…
Reads like a fast paced thriller
I’m not a horror fan at all, but I didn’t want to put Generation down. William Knight has produced a great story, with well developed, interesting and believable characters and an absorbing plot.
The truly horrific bits are definitely chilling, and I suspect they will stay on my mind for years, but they don’t dominate the story.
Most of the story reads more like a fast paced thriller. If you enjoy Tom Clancy, David Baldacci or Richard North Patterson you may well enjoy William Knight!