Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines

ex-heroesReally enjoyed Ex-Heroes. A zombies vs. superheroes story should be a winner for a lightweight read. Clines, however, is a skilled writer who knows how to write interesting characters that we give a damn about. The plot is well-devised to balance action with character development and mood. Flashbacks are used as mini origin stories to good effect.

Lots of fun to read. Essentially the fun of a comic book with the depth of a decent genre novel. Looking forward to reading the sequel, Ex-Patriots.
"I loved this pop culture-infused tale of shamed superheroes struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in the ruins of Hollywood. It's The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side."
—Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

"Zombies? Check. Superheroes? Check. Awesome? Check. Ex-Heroes has it all. You’re in for a treat!"
—Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Feed