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  • Posted August 9, 2010

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    Quite possibly the best zombie novel I've ever read

    OK, let me preface this review by saying the same thing I have and will say before most of the reviews I have and will be doing. I had never read anything by Patrick D'Orazio in the past. Not even a short story. I suppose that would be as opposed to say reading something by Stephen King or Clive Barker. They may do some different things from book to book, by you kind of know their style and for the most part what to expect.

    I had read some of Patrick's posts on forums and his blog and some of his book reviews on Amazon. Other than that, when I got my hands on this book, it was the first time I'd read anything by this author.

    And here's the part where I start gushing. Let me assure everyone that I am not in any way related to Patrick: he's not my cousin or brother or anything like that.

    I will try to remain objective...

    That may be hard, though, because I really have to say that this book was one of, if not the, best zombie outbreak/apocalypse novels I have ever read. I don't say that lightly, as I've read some pretty great books, including WWZ and the As the World Dies trilogy. So, am I saying that this book is better? ...I'll let that question hang in the air.

    The story starts after the outbreak has already run rampant for a short amount of time. Short as in several weeks, so zombies everywhere, kind of like Dawn of the Dead.

    The only thing I hate about doing reviews is that if I talk about too much, I'll inevitably give away a lot about the story that should only be found out by the reader as they are reading it, so...


    The book starts off with the main character returning home from a scavenging mission only to find that the undead have broken into his house and murdered his wife and kids. Not a very happy opener, but we are talking about a freaking zombie outbreak, here, so you wouldn't expect that, anyway.

    Jeff, the main character, nearly has a breakdown after this (who wouldn't) but manages to pull out of it and escape from his house after it's attacked by a mob of the undead. Things go downhill from there.

    The rest of the book consists of Jeff finding a survivor in his neighborhood and they try to escape. Later they are saved by a team up with a couple other survivors.

    The thing I really noticed is that the characters aren't stereotyped. They all have a very "real-life" feel to them, like they could easily be members of your neighborhood. The young kid they meet up with, with his moodiness and unwillingness to open up, reminds me a lot of a certain 13 year old I happen to live with.

    Another thing that I really appreciated was the attention to detail, especially when concerning the use of military weapons and terminology. Being prior service Army, one thing I can't stand is seeing a movie or reading a book and having them completely screw up the names of weapons, equipment or vehicles or the ranking structure and who outranks who. It drives me nuts, so this was a nice surprise. Either Patrick is prior service or he took the time to do the research.

    The tension was just right in the situations with attacks and with interactions with other survivors. The first house Jeff and Megan tried to stay in had a scene in it that was just freaking crazy. (Again, I don't want to give away too much in case those who haven't read the book didn't heed my earlier warning) There was another scene with two survivors in particul

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    Posted February 19, 2013


    Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Great book

    Action packed from start to finish. Loved this book. On to the next in the trilogy.

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