Zomblog

Adult
Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Samuel Todd is a regular guy: ...Failed husband... ...Loving father... ...Dutiful worker... ...Aspiring rockstar. He had no idea if anyone would care, or take the time, to read his daily blog entries about his late night observations. But what started as an open monologue of his day-to-day life became a running journal of the firsthand account detailing the rising of the dead and the downfall and

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Words: 88,720
Language: English
ISBN: 9781936730209

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Review by: Nicole Storey on Dec. 29, 2011 :
I have read other books in the past that were written in a blog-diary form. Some were interesting enough to keep me reading, but most fell flat. It is almost impossible to to write in the first person AND give engaging details that are in the past tense in a diary form. Something is always lacking, whether it be character detail, descriptions, or not enough information. However, as Brown is one of my favorite authors, I had to take the chance. You guessed it, I was not disappointed at all!

Brown just has that gift. He can tell a story, even in a blog format, and make it seem real. His characters could be anyone that you know. The main character in this story, Sam, is just a paper-delivery man who has an ex-wife and a teenage daughter … oh, and a band. He isn’t anything extraordinary. He has no special powers; he can’t shoot electric bolts from his fingertips or move things with his mind. One of the things that I love about the books I have read from this author is that he can take a zombie book and turn it into something other than a “zombie book”! The walking dead definitely take a back seat in his stories and the main characters are the living, breathing type that you either learn to love or hate (sometimes both)!

I read Brown’s DEAD series before I started the Zomblog series. I have been told that this book was his first attempt at writing zombie literature. I noticed a general theme in the DEAD series and I often wandered if it was only in those books, or if it was one that was carried over from his previous works. I see now that it is. That theme is that even though the zombies caused the breakdown of life as it was known, THEY are not the real problem. The zombies are really not to blame for most of the problems that his characters encounter. The zombies are not the “monsters”. In his books, the real boogeymen that leave the reader thinking long and hard after reading his books are human beings. It is amazing how people can change once there are no more rules and no one to carry out the laws of the land. What they can do to one another is much more scary than a wandering zombie, or even a hoard of them!

For anyone who says that they don’t like horror stories, I encourage you to at least try TW Brown’s books. Trust me, the main focus is not the zombies and Brown will tell you that himself. He goes beyond the blood and gore and gives his readers stories with morals and life lessons. He gives them characters that change and grow and become something more than just people trying to make it in a dystopian world. You know, an apocalypse could be caused by many things: nature, medical science, and wars just to name a few. How would we react in a situation where there is no more millitary, policemen to keep us safe, electricity, clean water, or food? Would you stay the same person as you are now or would you become something more? Something less? These are just some of the questions and situations that the author delves into in his books. Trust me, I should know. So far, I’ve read all of them and I am patiently (okay, maybe not patiently) awaiting his fourth book in the DEAD series! If you do decide to take a chance on one of Mr. Brown’s books, please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought! I just love it when readers prove me right! LOL!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: R.D. Teun on Oct. 27, 2011 :
After many years of consuming horror novel after horror novel, I thought there was nothing out there left to scare me...I was wrong...so very wrong. After a what I considered a slow start, the book picked up momentum which lead down terrifying avenues of what the human experience would be under certain circumstances. Shocking acts which are not for the faint hearted. The book has well drawn believably real characters, T.W. brown has a real knack for tapping into your imagination and staying there for the duration of the novel and long after. The plot did lose me in places I must admit, but you will be very well rewarded for close reading. Nothing is left dangling (other then the plot line/s which leave the book open for the future sequels.)For me personally I hold this book in the same regard as, William peter blatty's; The exorcist. And Shirley Jacksons; House on haunted hill. Yet that is in my point of view at least. After a long period of the market being saturated with sub-standard horror, Finally a man by the name of T.W. Brown gave the world the really good scares it needed and craved. So if you really want a good scare, with great Characters and a keen insight into what we know as the unrepeatable human experience...Then buy this book. Dim the lights, Grab a drink, A cosy chair...above all a good cover to hide behind when the scares come...
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: R.D. Teun on Oct. 27, 2011 :
After many years of consuming horror novel after horror novel, I thought there was nothing out there left to scare me...I was wrong...so very wrong. After a what I considered a slow start, the book picked up momentum which lead down terrifying avenues of what the human experience would be under certain circumstances. Shocking acts which are not for the faint hearted. The book has well drawn believably real characters, T.W. brown has a real knack for tapping into your imagination and staying there for the duration of the novel and long after. The plot did lose me in places I must admit, but you will be very well rewarded for close reading. Nothing is left dangling (other then the plot line/s which leave the book open for the future sequels.)For me personally I hold this book in the same regard as, William peter blatty's; The exorcist. And Shirley Jacksons; House on haunted hill. Yet that is in my point of view at least. After a long period of the market being saturated with sub-standard horror, Finally a man by the name of T.W. Brown gave the world the really good scares it needed and craved. So if you really want a good scare, with great Characters and a keen insight into what we know as the unrepeatable human experience...Then buy this book. Dim the lights, Grab a drink, A cosy chair...above all a good cover to hide behind when the scares come...
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Bruce Blanchard on Oct. 09, 2011 : (no rating)
T.W. Brown's novel (diary) is a roadtrip through zombie land beginning innocently with the enry of January 1. All it was meant to be was the recording of events in Sam Evan's life as an ordinary man who delivered the early morning newspaper, played in a rock and roll band, and loved his ex-wife Erin and their daughter Beth. Then came the Z-plague, claiming Erin and Beth. The decision: stay where he was and be chomped or move out and maybe be chomped. He moved out and began his roadtrip. the people Sam meets are the people he passes through and out of. Will they live or die, could be. He runs across "safe" places. Will they live or die, maybe. Worse than the decent people he meets are the Raiders who will sacrifice anyone, zombie or human, tortue and kill them, for their comfort and insane glee. The Manic Military is out to kill anyone in their way. This is the land Sam meets, confronts, and kills on his roadtrip bent on survival. Learn to live and love the people around you for tomorrow you and they may be bitten and mercifully have a bullet in your head.
The novel (diary) is a simple landscape of people, deaths, preparations for survival, loves, lives, and the paranoia of whom to trust. This book is not an easy read and laced with despair, the best qualities of the people around us and the worst traits we could ever imagine in our psyches. Take a road trip through zombie land and should your friends be bitten, chomped, chewed - go for the head. Todd Brown has more follow in this series of Zomblog with other zombie novels as well. He has more to reveal from the world of our lovable, mindless, and shambling zombies.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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