Tooth And Nail: From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
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For a zombie-type book, it had enough of a different bent that it wasn't like just reading another self-published fanboy/fanfic piece focused on guns, gore, guts and rape scenes. The phrase “tooth and nail” is said to have originated from Sir Thomas More’s In A Dialogue of Comfort and Tribulation, published in 1535, where it is stated as; “They would fayne kepe them as long as euer they mighte, euen with tooth and nayle.”
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Once I put down my smut addiction and delved in earnest into this book, I loved the pacing, the story, the gore, even the present tense writing style that gave me some troubles in DiLouie's other novel, The Infection. Written from the persepective of the soldiers in the military, the book is filled with military jargon and expressions that add to the immediacy of the story in the same way the shifting narrative and the present tense writing style adds to a disorienting and rapid-pulse feeling for the reader. Surrounded by a swarm of Nightmare Creatures, Sunny fought while feeling extremely aggrieved. Things were not going great for him... he was extremely tired, bruised and battered, and worst of all, his essence was running dry. It seemed....... it seemed that the persistent corrosion, which the Cruel Sight had learned to reflect thanks to the Wormvine's miasma, turned out to be more powerful than Sunny had thought. Much more likely than that, though, was that it just happened to finish off the mighty abomination after it had been brought to the very edge of death by Sky Tide, but before she could deal the killing blow.Otra cosa que me sorprendió de esta novela es que realmente se da una explicación detallada, real y creíble del origen de la epidemia y eso se agradece completamente, no es como todas esas otras historia en las que nadie tiene idea de como surgió el virus. Además de que las escenas están muy bien descritas y el lector puede imaginarse cada una de las situaciones que presenta el autor.
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The terrifying confrontation between the Tyrant of the Stone Hive and Sky Tide of the White Feather clan went on, but now, the eerily beautiful jade beetle was clearly losing. I guess what I'm, trying to say is: Tooth and Nail reads like a first try at an apocalyptic novel, complete with numerous issues, and it seems DiLouie then went away and re-wrote the book in a superior fashion, coming up with The Infection in the process. The most prominent support of this is how one dimensional most of the characters in Tooth and Nail are. Reading this at times felt like watching Battle: Los Angeles. Dispensable and interchangeable grunts battling a superior foe in an attempt to complete their mission and save the human race. I failed to care about any character in that movie (when I could tell them apart), and I had much the same trouble here for everyone other than Bowman, Mooney and McLeod, until very late in the novel. As such, I was never as fully engaged nor entertained by what was taking place. I think this book is PERFECT for that. Wow, this book will be such a challenge for my students to read. I'm very excited to use it with them. From a teacher perspective 5 stars. This book is awesome.Congratulations. You have just done something very smart--something commendable and meritorious, as the people who write the SAT would probably put it. The book you're holding in your hands offers you a fun, effective way to prepare for the SAT. After learning their captain's true identity, Luster was extremely inspired. He had given up on his goal not long after the clash with the stone hive started, but now, it did not seem as impossible anymore.
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Gut-wrenching. Lots of military action, lingo, names, ranks, acronyms etc. I couldn't really follow who was who, but you get there. Really good, really scary and horrible. Lots of shooting and stabbing and dying. Always with the dying. But there is humor and there are good people doing their job even when it seems like they are the only ones doing it. I'm biased towards infected humans over the undead, both fast and slow ones, though novels with such antagonists are few and far between. This is one of them.As always, there are a few critiques to go with the praise. I wasn’t fond of the tense in which DiLouie told the story. At times it jumbled the scene. And, of course, you will find a typo or two. However, Tooth and Nail is a clean read for a small press.