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Positive: A Novel by David Wellington

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In the bestselling vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Justin Cronin, the acclaimed author of Chimera and The Hydra Protocol delivers his spectacular breakout novel, an entertaining page-turning zombie epic that is sure to become a classic.



  • The concept of the book is solid. The characters are quite enjoyable. However, there were moments throughout the story that really made me frustrated. There were quite a few inconsistencies in the plot which left me scratching my head. The characters would often use language and terms that didn't quite fit with the overall story. It's not necessarily a terrible book, but it definitely didn't live up to the hype from other reviewers. I'd say it's just average. As for the narrator, they did a decent job. They portrayed Finn as a whiny and weak character, almost like a little brat at times. The action sequences were lacking a bit in excitement. Additionally, I wasn't a fan of the whole 20-year incubation period. If it takes that long, how could there have been a zombie crisis? It just doesn't add up.
  • The book was alright, but it was pretty predictable. It felt overly long and dragged out. At first, the narrator annoyed me, but they improved as the book went on. I wouldn't really suggest this book to others.
  • I bought this book as part of a twofer deal, knowing it was a post-apocalyptic story. Although it's not my usual genre, I had high hopes after listening to the sample recording and enjoying Nick Podehl's narration. Unfortunately, it was a struggle to finish, despite the narrator's talent. I would classify it as Young Adult since most of the story revolves around young characters. The main character was not very believable in terms of his ability to overcome the challenges he faced. He was a 19-year-old with average size, strength, and intelligence, yet he managed to overcome nearly impossible odds in every adverse encounter. And it wasn't because of cleverness, preparation, or strategy, but solely due to his sheer willpower and luck. While this could be acceptable in a few instances, it happened so frequently that it would have been more believable if the author had given him a guardian angel or some supernatural ability. Additionally, the author portrayed every harrowing situation with excessive angst, to the point where I even considered infecting myself with the zombie virus to have a chance at getting rid of the protagonist myself. It was that frustrating.