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ISBN:193486160X
Author: Ryan C. Thomas
ISBN13: 978-1934861608
Title: Hissers
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Permuted Press (September 22, 2011)
Pages: 254

Hissers by Ryan C. Thomas



Hissers Ryan C. Thomas Published by Permuted Press at Smashwords. Lieutenant General Winston W. Davis, . Marine Corps Special Projects Division, turned away from the video monitor with his mouth agape and his eyes wide. If he were alone he would have attempted a tap dance, but as he was not, he settled on a universal four letter expletive that conveyed his sudden excitement. What he’d just seen was going to revolutionize the world

Hissers by Ryan C Thomas is one of those rollercoaster rides that at first glance over the description reads like your typical Apocalyptic disease/zombie hybrid stories that becomes difficult to differentiate one story from another. This is where ‘HISSERS will prove you wrong. Thomas has a real talent to build a story gradually so you have a full understanding of the four leads and when the action does take place, you are fully invested in these characters. I'm glad this wasn't my first book by Ryan Thomas or it would probably be my last. Ultimately it wasn't appalling enough to warrant one star.

In the small town of Castor, it’s the last weekend of summer break. In just two days four teenage friends will begin their high school careers. Open this book and see for yourself. Bourne, author of DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON. equal parts touching, compelling and gruesome. Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of THE REACH and SPARROW ROCK. Ryan C. Thomas is not just a writer to watch, but one that has hit a stride that most others at their own game should envy. Hissers II: Death March is the exciting sequel to Hissers (Permuted Press, 2010), written by the author of The Summer I Died and Salticidae. Fresh, bold and frightening!" -.

Get up, get up! Move move move! Make your way to the trucks out front and don’t look back. Leave all possessions and get out now! Connor and Amanita jumped out of bed, followed the crowd out of the. tent and into the courtyard. More men in uniform directed them where to go with their guns. Amanita’s parents grabbed her and held her hand as they were all led out of the gates and into convoy trucks. Out near the white science domes marines were firing into the trees. Others were yelling and screaming

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Hissers" by Ryan C. Thomas starts off with some mad scientists and the equally mad Lieutenant General Winston W. Davis, watching the results of the mad scientist's mad experiment with a crotoxin. This is a toxic substance that combines the worst aspects of rabies and snake venom into a serum that causes very bad things to happen to human beings. The book does sport a great cover by Garret DeChellis, but the mutant Hisser on the cover doesn't show up in the book.

To be concluded in hissers 3. Word of mouth is crucial for any author to succeed. Ryan Thomas works as a writer in San Diego, California. You can usually find him in the bars on the weekends playing with his band. When he is not writing or rocking out, he is at home with his wife and two dogs watching really bad B-movies. Visit him online at ww. yancthomas. Other books by Ryan C. Thomas : The Summer I Died.

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In the small town of Castor, it’s the last weekend of summer break. In just two days four teenage friends will begin their high school careers. Dating, who to sit with at the lunch table, and what to wear seem to be the most important decisions facing them.

But as Connor, Seth, Amanita and Nicole venture to the most popular end-of-summer high school party in town, they soon discover there are even more important decisions to be made. Life and death decisions. Namely, how to outrun the massive wave of mutated undead that have suddenly crashed the party.

It’s The Breakfast Club meets Resident Evil as the teens of Castor fight to stay alive. And for this group of friends, growing up never seemed so urgent.

“Fresh, bold and frightening. There are scarier things than a fast moving, flesh eating corpse. Open this book and see for yourself.” —J.L. Bourne, author of DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON

“One of the best stories I’ve read this year... equal parts touching, compelling and gruesome.”—Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of THE REACH and SPARROW ROCK

“Ryan C. Thomas is not just a writer to watch, but one that has hit a stride that most others at their own game should envy.”—HorrorDrive-in.com

Reviews: 7
Gandree
"Hissers" by Ryan C. Thomas starts off with some mad scientists and the equally mad Lieutenant General Winston W. Davis, watching the results of the mad scientist's mad experiment with a crotoxin. This is a toxic substance that combines the worst aspects of rabies and snake venom into a serum that causes very bad things to happen to human beings.

On the same day that the viable results of these experiments are ordered to be transported to Washington, fourteen-year-old Conner and his best friend Seth are almost run off the road by Maynard & Jason Drake, the rich, local nimrods that throw an end-of-the-summer blow-out every year. After completing their trip to Castor's only 7-11 they meet Nicole Fitzgerald, Haley's wannabe girlfriend, and Nicole's gal-pal, Amanita Miller. After much consternation, and ill-grace on Amanita's part, the girls agree to meet them at the boy's clubhouse that night just before the big blow-out.

Then the air transport falls out of the sky on top of Castor, and hell comes to the town. The virus is transmitted almost instantaneously, and a side-effect is that amputated limbs can be attached, and become functional, to any part of the zombie, or a 'Hisser', as they are called, if that limb is already infected.

At first, I thought, from Amazon's product description, that this would be a blast to read. But, I was to be disappointed. The first problem is that there is little in the way of characterization. The four characters, Conner, Seth, Nicole, and Amanita are your basic stereotypes that are saddled with characteristics instead of personalities. Only Conner comes across as anything close to being a likable character, and its only Conner that shows any real character development throughout the novel. Confused, and out-of-his-depth, he is forced into adulthood, as it is he that the other young adults end up depending on to take on the role of the leader of their motley crew, and to try to get them through the crisis.

The rest of the kids, eh, not-so-much. Seth is your typical fat gaming dope, more interested in gaming and eating than anything else; Nicole is an over-achieving cutter; and Amamita is a vain, over-sexed, and empty-headed bimbo, and they pretty much stay that way through-out the whole novel. And no, last minute epiphanies don't count. The rest of the characters in this novel? Same deal, only worse.

Then there are the Hissers. They are the same-old same-old. The crotoxin moves ridiculously fast, as do the Hissers. Get infected, die, rise, bite/kill/eat, infect, wash, lather, rinse, repeat. This novel moves with all of the adrenal speed of a video game, and has as much depth, as the characters ping-pong from one crisis to another with lightning speed. For all intents and purpose, "Hissers" takes place during one frantic night and day, with Thomas giving himself little time to develop his settings or characters, or to build any type of suspense involving his characters.

As far as the idea that the Hissers can mutate through the idea of picking up other functioning limbs. Again eh, little is done with this until the end, and even then it's pretty much anti-climatic. And once again, we get an open-ended zombie novel. Sadly, with little character development, a hyper-frantic pace, and great-looking, but under-utilized visuals, "Hisser" reads more like a novelization of a made-for-DVD movie or a video game than an original novel. A good time-killer, but for fifteen bucks I want more than four characters panicking, and frantically running back and forth across the stage for two hundred and forty pages in a novel that seems targeted towards the attention deficited, and which would have worked better as a shorter novella. Basically a two and a half star book, but I'll round up.

The book does sport a great cover by Garret DeChellis, but the mutant Hisser on the cover doesn't show up in the book.

For this site I have reviewed these other zombie books:

Dead Science edited by A. P. Fuchs*
Dead West by Rick Spears & Rob Goodridge
Deadfall by Shaun Jeffrey
Demon Days by D. L. Snell & Richard Finney
Drop Dead Gorgeous by Wayne Simpson*
Dubaku by Edward M. Erdelac*
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines*
Handling The Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Last Stand In A Dead Land by Eric S. Brown
Lucky Streak by Dane Grannon*
Monster Island #1: Monster Island by David Wellington*
Monster Island #2: Monster Nation by David Wellington*
Monster Island #3: Monster Planet*
Mutant Chronicles by Matt Forbeck*
My Life As A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland*
Necropolis by Tim Waggoner
Night Of The Living Dead: Volume #1 by John Russo & Mike Wolfer*
Razor Girl by Marianne Mancusi
Rise & Walk by Gregory Solis*
Roses Of Blood On Barbwire Vines by D. L. Snell
Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber
To Wake The Dead (a.k.a.: Amara) by Richard Laymon
The Undead #4: Headshot Quartet edited by Christina Bivins & Lane Adamson*
Vacation by Matthew J. Costello
Zombie Moon by Lori Devoti

* Means that I liked these.
Hasirri
Hissers follows four teens (two boys and two girls) who are on the verge of their first year of high school and all the attendant fears and insecurities. These worries soon become far secondary to surviving the fact that their town has become overrun by the undead. As they try to escape they search for their families, and try to figure out just what is going on.

First the good. Overall, the book is entertaining and it was enjoyable to read. The author does a commendable job of accurately portraying teens in such a way that in the first part of the book on marvels at how well he models them. Unfortunately, this breaks down a bit as the crisis wears on and the predictable panic and fear overrides any opportunity to write so subtlely. Secondly, the zombies are an interesting derivative from the typical varieties found in these types of books, though the change is not necessarily used to impact the story as powerfully as they could have.

On the other hand the subplots of the subterranean soul-searching each of the main characters engages in feels too much the cliche of guilt and blaming oneself that seems to pervade novels. Without giving too much away, one wonders where characters find time to worry about such things amidst such a world-changing disaster.

Secondly, the plot has issues. While the beginning engages the reader and makes them interested in the characters, once the zombies appear, all of this is bludgeoned aside by a series of rather cookie cutter razor-thin escapes and bland set pieces. Furthermore, the ending feels a bit rushed, which lessens the impact of the events occurring in the last quarter of the book.

While not perfect, this book is certainly worth a few bucks and an afternoon of your time.
Bragis
So continues the evolution of the "Zombie" genre. They are no longer a mysterious Romero-esk punishment from above... or below depending on your perspective. That path to story-making is now considered so passe. Now the modern, hip writer gives us our apocalypse with a helping of genetic manipulation and evil government cover up.

Don't get me wrong...it works. At least for me. I put much more stock in a nasty bug escaping the CDC than a higher power turning the page from floods to something a little hipper.

What keeps my interest is the inventiveness of the folks who write this stuff. It's not like they have a lot of wiggle room. The good ones nowadays make the brain eating take a backseat to the stress and drama. The limited scope of the overall "plot" has exposed me to some very, very clever writers. The range from "Voyage of the Dead". to "Panama Laugh" to the book that sits at the very top of the Zombie pile.... "Area 187".

The basic plot points of this book are textbook. Black Ops army guy....bright, ambitious scientist....shortcuts to keep the federal funding spigot flowing" Stir in a plane crash in small town middle America and bam, off you go.

But this instead of cliche, this author gives you a touch of "Stand By Me" and does a darn fine job. You really like the kids. I usually want at least one lead get theirs...but not in "Hissers". The Zeds are cool and creepy, the action moves really, really fast. This is a good, inexpensive read and is delivered by a fantastic publisher, Permuted Press. It's 99 cents on Amazon and definetly worth more. Give it a try, you won't be disappointing.
Gianni_Giant
Four kids on the verge of entering high school are forced to try and survive the aftermath of a plane crash in their quite little town that releases a secret government virus which is quickly turning the nice townsfolk into flesh eating monstrosities.

A fast and fun read from Ryan C. Thomas. I truly enjoyed the characterizations in this one and thought that each one of the protagonists were drawn out very well. A Solid 4+ Amazon Stars.