Valley of Death, Zombie Trailer Park

Rated 4.45/5 based on 13 reviews
Just a few miles outside of Albuquerque New Mexico there's something horribly wrong in a remote valley. To their eternal regret some people have mistaken the screams echoing in the hills as coyotes singing to the moon. More
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About William Bebb

William Robert Bebb:
Who is he?

Born in southern California in the 1960’s, William Bebb is a man of many talents. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, he earned scholarships for Forensic Speaking at two universities. William was also Editor of a University of Alabama at Birmingham newspaper from 1989 to 1991. Also, he won numerous awards for extemporaneous and other speeches at intercollegiate competitions across the country.

After graduating with a degree in Communication Arts & Broadcasting from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993, he worked in the exciting world of Academia till 1996.

Today, he has unleashed his fertile mind on an unsuspecting reading public.

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Reviews

Review by: growinghair on Oct. 09, 2014 :
I loved this zombie book. The story was told through a large cast of characters, which would normally annoy me, but it this case, most of them didn't last long anyway. This is a hilarious take on a zombie outbreak taking over a trailer park sheltered in a valley. A handful of survivors have managed to stay hidden and after 3 days, are wondering when help's coming. But when there is no cell reception and the telephone pole is knocked down and 90% of the residents are illegal Mexicans, who's going to know to help? And, honestly, I didn't notice the grammar issues. I was too wrapped up into the story.
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Review by: Mary Blackwell on June 14, 2014 :
What a brilliant concept and (bar aforementioned spelling errors etc) wonderfully executed story.

We start with a crash and are introduced to a number of people in different situations very quickly. This is a fast paced book full of action, but unlike many action-focused zombie tales this also paints good thumbnails sketches of characters whether they are in the story for mere moments or far much more.

I know William Bebb is not interested in comments about levels of violence etc but I thought it would be good to point out that yes there are graphic descriptions of kills, there is swearing, lust does rear it's head ... but they do all come within the context of the story. None of it is to my mind gratuitous and the humour and plot mean it all fits together and made it an excellent read.
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Review by: l c on Dec. 14, 2013 :
fast paced and well written with some great original characters set in the story.
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Review by: Michener 78 on July 06, 2013 :
Very good book! Action/gore, yes it is a zombie book. I like reading the back stories of the characters and the humor kept me laughing. I just started reading the sequel, All Hallows Evil. There is another book about alien invaders that looks good. Keep writing William :-) .
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Review by: Helen Ritchie on March 19, 2013 : (no rating)
Really enjoyed this book. So much so that I have bought another two by him and they are brilliant too. I recently discovered A.R. Wise and now have discovered another great writer. His black humour really makes the book stand out and he certainly knows how to keep a reader entranced. He is very thorough and detailed and I can truly recommend his books to anyone who is a fan of this genre.
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Review by: Cori Wallace on Feb. 21, 2013 :
This is a great story, and the teaser for book two looks fantastic.
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Review by: Elizabeth Brault on Jan. 24, 2013 :
A nice addition to the zombie genre. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Review by: Michael Sanches on Dec. 09, 2012 : (no rating)
I enjoyed this book. With the death of Z. A. Recht, Mr. Bebb has taken the baton available with the passing of Z A Recht and writes about the Morningstar/Keck virus. While Recht postulated the world mostly taken over by the virus, Bebb postulates a government response effective enough to contain the virus - the difference between the virus starting in Africa vs. starting in America (lots of guns really help).

So far, I haven't found any fan fiction for Bebb like there was for Recht. The 4-5 dozen Morningstar/Keck virus fanfiction stories really fleshed out the concept. Donovan's Run was an excellent novella.

This is my favorite genre of Zombies. 28DaysLater/WorldWarZ/NeoRomero would be too easy to stop. Fast zombies like the DawnOfTheDead/DayOfTheDead remakes would be unstoppable. The Morningstar/Keck virus is just right.

If you start to read this and are enjoying it, you can be encouraged to finish it because All Hallows Eve is just as good (and at a reasonable price).
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Review by: Karl Drinkwater on July 30, 2012 :
This was an entertaining read. It does what you would expect, delivering the requisite gore and horror, leavened by some humour. It doesn't strive to do more than that, but that isn't a problem. It's a fast-food zombie novel, aiming to satisfy.

My main problem with it was the typos. Usually misplaced commas and apostrophes, but sometimes more than that to the point where it breaks the flow and pulls you out of the story. E.g.

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Deputy Holmes unlocked the shotgun, from it's cradle, and held it muzzle to the floorboard after checking that the safety was engaged.

Burning with an disturbing smile it's face was a three foot tall teddy bear, with bright blue glass eyes.

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In an appendix to the novel the author wrote that they are not overly concerned with grammar - they are happy to split infinitives, misuse commas etc. "Deal with it or find another spinner of tales. It's the story that matters, damn it."

I understand where the author is coming from but I disagree that those things are unimportant. It is like saying that when serving a meal only the flavour counts. However, if you serve it looking a mess then it puts people off before they get to the flavour. Since it is hardly any effort to at least do a bit of work on the presentation there's no reason not to. I expand on that idea in a blog post at http://karldrinkwater.blogspot.com/2012/07/dont-be-sloppy-with-tool-of-language.html

As it stands I would have given the novel an extra star if it didn't have the typos. It is up to you to decide how much they might bother you.
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Review by: jerry shoemaker, Sr on Feb. 24, 2012 :
I liked it.
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Review by: Deadgurl on Feb. 03, 2012 :
It was very cool. I liked it and shared it with muh buddies. ZOMBIES ROCK!
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Review by: charles pharo on Feb. 02, 2012 :
Good story full of excitement and fun. And the best part was that it wasn't just a short POS kind of story. Loved the characters and the author's use of humor. I'd like to see a movie about zombies even half as well done as Valley of Death. Most undead fiction sucks. Bad storytelling that is as mindless as the creatures they purport to write about. Luckily for me, Bebb obviously cares what he writes about and puts alot of thought behind his story. Hope he writes more!
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Review by: sheila cleveland on Feb. 01, 2012 :
I love zombies! And I love zombie fiction that is good, but what William Bebb did in Valley of Death just blew me away. Instead of gore disguised as horror the author created a real story with characters I really cared about. I loved the way the characters would try something and sometimes it would work out and other times their plans failed miserably. It was more of an adventure horror story than anything else I've read and I loved it. He includes a good glimpse at Zombies of All Hallows Evil where the undead attack on Halloween and I'm gonna get that next. Most excellent!
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