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Anthea Strezze believes in nurturing the sense of wonder, and strives to write stories that her readers can really connect with and find echoes of themselves and their lives in.
She's just as likely to write a story about werewolves washing dishes as mages doing battle with ancient evil (more likely, actually), and loves writing both mundane stories with a taste of the fantastic, and fantastic stories with a hint of the mundane. She lives in New England with her husband and cat, and maintains a blog at http://AntheaStrezze.com/blog.
on May 08, 2012 :
This book is a pleasant surprise.
My experience with zombies consisted of seeing late night movies all trying to win the title of "worst remake of Night of the Living Dead". Combine this with "after the apocalypse" and I can think of six Really Bad book ideas in under a minute.
So imagine my delight when I sat down to read this and discovered a series of wonderfully written vignettes that examined what real people would face, and overcome, if put in the world of the book's title. The viewpoints are fresh and imaginative, the characters believable, and the author deftly navigates the minefield of possible cliches without setting off a single one. This book deserves a place on your "read again" list.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)