Item description for The Afterblight Chronicles: The Culled (The Afterblight Chronicles) by Simon Spurrier...
A post-apocalypse tale set in a world ruled by crazed gangs and strange cults. One man tried to find his wife in a world gone to hell and comes up against one of the most dangerous cults the world has ever known!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.5" Width: 4.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 2006
Publisher Abaddon Books
ISBN 1905437013 ISBN13 9781905437016
Availability 0 units.
More About Simon Spurrier
Simon Spurrier, a British author of comic books and novels, first began writing professionally in 2001. He contributed extensively to the library of respected UK publisher 2000 AD, including their flagship comic book series Judge Dredd, Harry Kipling, Lobster Random, and The Simping Detective. He also wrote several novels set in the 2000 AD and Warhammer 40,000 story continuities. With the debut of his creator-owned series Gutsville in 2007, Spurrier began to work in the American comic book market, predominantly on such Marvel Comics properties as Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider, and X-Men. In 2011, Spurrier launched two web comics through Avatar Press, the modern fantasy Disenchanted and Crossed: Wish You Were Here, his take on the on the popular horror franchise (CrossedComic.com).
Reviews - What do customers think about The Afterblight Chronicles: The Culled (The Afterblight Chronicles)?
Cull This! May 15, 2008
Gook book, though a bit hard to get into at first (probably due to the depth of some of the hidden plot, so blame my lack of brain cells not the author!). Nice to see some alternative end-of-the-world, non-zombie fiction. I like the zombie stuff too of course! :-)
The Afterblight collection has some great potential. One thing I wonder as an American. Maybe someone can tell me.. I do enjoy the Britsh authors (go David Moody!) but really, do the brits really use the 'F' word every thing word in sentences as they speak? British fiction makes me think so! I know some folks have a bit more colorful speech than others, but this tends to be a turn off for me.
The end of this book leaves way for a possible sequel, but I doubt the author has one planned and maybe never intended that. He can feel free to correct me here if he likes!
Really enjoyed it! Feb 20, 2008
I have read few books that have the action this book had. And I have read many books! It was from start to finish nonstop mayhem. The main character was very enjoyable to read. I am looking forward to reading any books about this character in the future. The story was what I love about a good story. Entertaining! You can lose yourself in this book. If you like tales of the apocalypse and the terrible deeds of man, please give this a try.
Good start for a new series of books Feb 19, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed spending my Saturday reading this novel. I'd first seen it advertised on the back of a 2000 AD comic, and thought it would be interesting. I'd also just recently read a Silver Surfer four parter (In Thy Name) by the same author which wasn't too bad.
Yes, there's lots of swearing, ridiculous actions sequences where the hero basically single handedly kills hundreds of his enemies. Think Jack Bauer of the apocalypse. But it was a hell of a lot of fun, kept a good pace, had plenty of likeable characters, and wasn't over preachy like some of these types of stories can be.
My only gripe is that Mr Spurrier writes the dialogue of the American characters with very English affectations, which sometimes stands out like a sore thumb. Other than that, I'd say it's definite triumph.
I will continue reading the series based on the high level of quality this book has.
Nice escape from the world for a few hours Dec 22, 2007
I enjoyed the heck out of this book. Love the idea of looking at the new world after global "destruction" without zombies or vampires! It was a great way to pass hours at a time in a hospital waiting room over the weekend and the reason for the adventure was one I was not expecting at the end. Worth adding to your 4 for 3 this site deal!
Not sure about this book (I wonder about the sequels) May 10, 2007
Simon Spurrier, who I never heard of before stumbling across this book, is apparently an British horror writer. Having always been interested in "End of the World" stories, I immediately got Spurrier's book and began reading. Overall, the novel was average. I do not think you will necessarily regret reading it if you are a horror or end-of-the-world fan, but there are several aspects of the book I found particularly annoying.
Please forgive me for focusing on my pet peeves, but...
1) The F-bomb is used repeatedly - I mean REPEATEDLY. It's used as a noun. It's used as a verb. It's used as a modifier. It's used too often.
2) Once again, as seen in way too many end-of-the-world/sci-fi books, the military is evil.
3) Once again, as seen in way too many end-of-the-world/sci-fi books, the Christianity is evil.
4) The hero is far too perfect in terms of his ability to survive, defeat superior odds, fight his way out of impossible situations, etc. He might as well have a big red S on his chest and be able to leap tall buildings.
5) The way that the hero locates a message from his long lost love is just so over the top, although it is a lead in for a sequel. Alas, a sequel.
I have no idea if I am going to bother reading the sequel.