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Posted August 26, 2013
Every once in a while, a writer comes along that makes me stop a
Every once in a while, a writer comes along that makes me stop and think. Some books just flow, and you find yourself reading and enjoying all the same, but some times there are books that have you living the story alongside the characters.
TW.Brown is one of those writers.
Frighteningly realistic, and disturbingly horrific, the characters both good and bad, all had me rooting for them. Well, nearly all of them.
The story opens from several POV, and how the zombie outbreak starts for them. This is always my favourite part of zombie stories, so you can imagine how freaking pleased i was. The best part though, and in my opinion is absolute genius, is that you never know which characters are goign to live and which are going to die. I mean you literally get a full backstory, sob-story build a connection with the character, and then BAM TW Brown goes and kills them just like that. Some characters don't even last a chapter, but you feel the true horror and loss of them as if you had read a full book.
I can't waiat to get started on book two, and am really excited to know that this is a series which is set to continue for quite some timme. It's already up to book six, with several mmore already in the pipeline.
If you love old school zombie hooror, you will LOVE this book.
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Posted April 5, 2014
Posted January 31, 2014
If you have listened to the Zombie Fallout or the Blood Soaked s
If you have listened to the Zombie Fallout or the Blood Soaked series and loved the comical side of the stories, you're not going to find much of that here. While there are funny parts Dead: The Ugly Beginning is definitely not a comedy. If you have listened to I, Zombie or the Timothy series and loved the brutality and gore, you're not going to find much of that here either. What you will find is a meticulously intricate and well thought out zombie apocalypse story, told from multiple points of view, with a plethora of different complex and interesting characters, that explores, in my mind, several realistic scenarios and situations. All that being said there were a few completely grotesque and disturbing parts that made my skin crawl with disgust. Brown is quite obviously a fan of George Romero and Stephen King as this comes out in the many references throughout and is not a bad thing. While the book started out pretty cliché and predictable and even a tad slow, I started to think that there wasn't going to be anything special here, but I was so wrong. Where this audiobook shines is, within a rather short period of time, when it became clear that Brown was shooting for realism, something that is missing from many of this genre. I could see myself and those that I know in the story trying to survive. I can only imagine where the rest of the books and soon to be audiobooks will take us, I can say that I cannot wait to plug in and forget all of reality.
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Posted March 1, 2011
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