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Alexi Zentner

Autor(a) de The Hatching

12 Works 1,307 Membros 164 Críticas

About the Author

Includes the name: Ezekiel Boone


Obras por Alexi Zentner

The Hatching (2016) 404 exemplares
Touch (2011) 277 exemplares
The Lobster Kings (2014) 173 exemplares
Skitter (2017) 165 exemplares
The Mansion (2018) 106 exemplares
Zero Day (2018) 103 exemplares
Copperhead (2019) 71 exemplares
Die Hummerkönige (2017) 2 exemplares
Infestation (2018) 2 exemplares
Destruction (2022) 2 exemplares
Il colore dell'odio (2020) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Zentner, Alexi
Outros nomes
Boone, Ezekiel
Local de nascimento
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Locais de residência
Ithaca, New York, USA
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Cornell University
Prémios e menções honrosas
O. Henry Prize (2008)

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Alexi Zentner is the winner of the 2008 O. Henry Prize and the 2008 Narrative Prize for short stories. His fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, and many other publications. Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, he know lives with his wife and two daughters in Ithaca, New York.



I really enjoyed this storyline. Cool in a slightly “Black Mirror” way. And then i looked at the Sales Flyers in the paper, and saw how everyone had huge sales on Echoes and other smart technology, and then I started to get slightly freaked out by my smart watch... eek.
jilldugaw | 16 outras críticas | Jan 27, 2024 |
Let's be clear here people. You are only going to want to read this book if you are looking for a gross, scary, end of the world story starring man eating spiders.

Check reality at the door and read for a fast moving terror ride. I enjoyed the hell out of this book. It delivered on the promise it made from the first few pages. It totally creeped me out and left me enthusiastically waiting for the next in the series.
cdaley | 41 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
First, I have to say, this is the best looking ARC I've seen. It came in its own slipcover, which paired against the book made the book look like it was in its own cocoon. I don't know if the book will hit the market with the same design, but it sure left a good impression on me! Props to the marketing dept.

That aside, the book itself was very entertaining. It is only the beginning of a series (or simply with a sequel?), so the book does not get full-on apocalyptic. However, it would have been nice to see a little more first-person action against the spiders, since it did indeed happen, but mostly off the page.

I enjoyed the characters and the interesting POV setup, every chapter hopped into a new location with a single character's narrative. This did well to give me a better idea of the scale in which our disaster gripped the world. I don't often see this style being used, but I enjoy it. I liked going from one character in one location to the next and knowing real-time what stage the outbreak was in and how possibly a character was going to be affected.

When the sequel drops, I'll definitely pick it up!
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Velvet-Moonlight | 41 outras críticas | Aug 1, 2022 |
So, would Skitter be as good as The Hatching? That was what I hoped for when I started to read the book and after finishing it the same day as I started it can I only say that oh yes! It's just as creepy as the previous book and just as hard to put down.

The story takes place after the first book ended (with an annoying cliffhanger gah!) and the world thinks the worst is over, the spiders are dead. The world is in ruin, but at least the danger is over, or is it? Now it seems that what happened in the first book was just the start, and now the fight for the survival of the whole human race starts all over again. And in North America the president faces a dilemma, to enact The Spanish Protocol or not...

I love the structure of the book with several POV's and short chapters. It makes the book nearly impossible to put down. Around 85% did I realize that the book would not be able to finish without some things unresolved and that I was looking forward to another cliffhanger. I suspected at the beginning of the book that this was the case and I was right.

Skitter is a great horror book, perhaps not as gruesome as the first book. However, it has some nasty parts and I recommend this book and the previous. However, you should read The Hatching before you read Skitter.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!
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MaraBlaise | 20 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2022 |



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