Felled by Ark

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
For all the Wanderer knows, everyone else in the world is dead. Dead, however, seems to have a flexible definition these days. As he combs the corpse-littered streets of Tokyo for his wife, the Wanderer will find himself stalked by possible survivors, remnants of the metropolis, and something much worse.
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Words: 78,850
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301000852
About Aaron Lee

I spend most of my work days sitting in front of my computer as a professional Japanese to English translator. My commute is as long as it takes me to stumble from my bed to my desk, which is pretty nice considering how crowded the rush hour trains can be in Tokyo. This would seemingly give me more time than the average person to work on new novels, but I always seem to find some excuse not to. I spend nearly as much time working as I do wishing I was a professional skateboarder. What could be more fun than skating every day? And when I break a hand or wrist skating, I'd be injured on the job rather than trying to explain to people why it takes so long to type with my left hand only. I fastidiously search out the best burger and curry joints in the metro Tokyo area, and spend three or four nights a week exploring the streets of the city on my bike long after most sensible people have gone to sleep. Video games are my worst enemy and best friend. I hope you enjoy Felled by Ark and any subsequent books I put up here. Keep reading, no matter what.

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Review by: Mary Blackwell on July 12, 2014 :
How do you deal with despair? Waking in the middle of your adopted city and all you see are dead bodies. Your wife gone, your family in your home country, no communication possible ... then there is something frightening about dark places.

For me, our hero the wanderer is a bit of an anti-hero. He is cowardly, nervous and grief-stricken. The only thing that keeps him going is hunting for his missing wife and anger. There were times for me as a reader when I felt it was hopeless, nothing changing, everything the same, but for me this was a reflection of the wanderer's story.

The unknown creatures, portals, etc are so different from other tales I have read and the setting of Tokyo added a further interest to me. I would love to know what happened between the penultimate and final chapters ... perhaps a sequel?
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Review by: sixiron on July 06, 2014 :
I can say its well written, edited and dialog is crisp and clean. Unfortunately more than half the books is retrospective whining and sniveling on an epic scale. So little logical thought is used I was starting to wonder if he was simply schizophrenic or retarded. Halfway through I was hoping he would die soon to end the whining, but he hung in there whining to the end. And for the icing on the cake, the end answers nothing.

The author has much talent and wish him luck in the future.
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Review by: Hate2beLate on Aug. 02, 2013 :
This was a free book from Nook and it is offered free on Smashwords. It's only 153 pages on my Nook, but it felt longer. Told from a first person 'survivor' point of view I found it to be unusual but interesting. A different twist and I had no idea what to expect either from the cover or the title. That's always fun! I hope there is a part 2, because I wanted more when I came to the end. Aaron Lee seems to be a new author to watch. Well done and definitely worth the read!
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