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on Oct. 26, 2011 :
this is a great book i have always loved zombie books and well this was one of the good ones that i have read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Oct. 23, 2011 :
The first paragraph that I included form the book, The Deadz by Michael Esser, does a pretty good job of describing the zombies to come within its pages.
The story is centered on an international race to create a cure-all vaccine. Imagine the capability of a vaccination that could cure every illness known to man. Cancer… AIDS… they would all become a horrible blemish in our history books.
But inevitably, in a race to be the first country to create this wonder drug, things go very wrong. The cure-all reanimates the dead. And each nation - with their own special formulas – has created their own brand of revenant. There is a wide variety, from runners to stumblers, and yes, even talkers. The talkers are more than capable of commanding all of the dead.
The beginning of the story and the transitions between scenes were a bit jumpy. With so much action packed into the pages, we never really get too attached to the characters. Some readers may be looking for that emotional connection with the story centering on a father, his two young daughters, his sister, and brother-in-law. This story reads more like a movie script than a novel, and this is what the author was shooting for. Mr. Esser accomplished this by keeping full blown action on every page, but wrote very light on the details.
Movie goers and people sitting in waiting rooms will love this. You can read this book in the amount of time that it would take to watch the move. But for those that are looking for an in depth and complicated story line, you may be disappointed. Zombies are zombies, and the heart of every zombie story is chaos and destruction. With zombies finally starting to get their own spot light, authors are trying to find a way to reinvent them. The eternal question is asked: What makes yours different than every other one like it? Michael was able to create a colorful range of zombies for every enthusiast out there.
Coming in at under 15000 words, the story is a quick read. Don’t be disappointed if you want more, this is only the first installment.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 06, 2011 :
This book is a fresh take on the zombie genre. It's scary, but not so gory that a younger audience couldn't read it and enjoy. Great book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)