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Ursula K Raphael (AstraDaemon)
on Oct. 14, 2011 :
The brief introduction by Lisa Conger (author of Death by Dad) sums up what has happened to Meredith, the current journal keeper in the Zomblog series, during the zombie apocalypse.
Zomblog: The Final entry begins January 1st, two years after Sam started his blog in the first novel of the trilogy. The Corridor (Hwy 26) between The Warehouse Complex, The Sunset Fortress and The Mansion is finally complete. It has been keeping the wandering zombies to a minimum.
While Meredith has been regaining her strength, her dog named Sam has been getting trained to detect zombies. This comes in handy when she decides to leave for Vegas. Eric Grayfeather accompanies Meredith. Most of the journal entries in the first half of the novel are brief and straight to the point, making this a quick read.
The two travelers cross paths with several survivor camps, and each one has its own strange qualities. At one point, Meredith mentions the problem with zombie wolves.
I was about 34% through the book when I realized that Meredith would never be able to redeem herself in my eyes, and then my opinion of her dropped even lower after that. I never liked her character to begin with, but I absolutely hated her by the end of Zomblog III. I would rather have The Governor from The Walking Dead as a travel companion than Meredith...Meredith is definitely my favorite female character in a zombie novel to hate on.
Despite my feelings about Meredith, I loved The Final Entry. It was a smooth way to wrap up the Zomblog trilogy. It gives the readers of view of how the US has been handling its post-apocalyptic business.
I especially loved the epilogue.
(reviewed long after purchase)