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Clinging to the edge of a tipped scale, Balance is Everything!

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Balance

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Overview

Clinging to the edge of a tipped scale, Balance is Everything!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033130597
  • Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 234 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Giglio is a Pushcart Prize nominated novelist, screenwriter, and anthologist. He is the author of two published novels-Anon and The Dark (with Scott Bradley)-and two published novellas-A Spark in the Darkness and Balance. His short stories can be found in several anthologies, including Werewolves and Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beast Within, edited by John Skipp, and Live and Let Undead, edited by Hollie Snider. He is also the editor of the anthology Help! Wanted: Tales of On-the-Job Terror, featuring Stephen Volk, Joe McKinney, Jeff Strand, Gary Brandner, Amy Wallace, Lisa Morton, among others. Peter is currently shopping-with co-writer Scott Bradley-a feature-length, screen adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's "The Night They Missed the Horror Show."
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  • Posted March 26, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    The Blast, a worldwide snowstorm that blanketed the whole planet and brought with it a terminal virus. It came without warning in October and left just as suddenly, but before it left, infected humans started to change and eat the flesh of the living.

    The story takes place after the blast and follows six main characters in the zombie infected world, as they try to find balance in their lives. The characters include Geoff, a sad man trying to find what he wants in life and is in love with Amanda, a woman who doesn’t really know what she wants either and is about to be in a fight for her life. The next couple is Ginny a young mother who is trying to save her family and her husband Shane who seems to know more about the zombie virus then anyone, but has his own agenda. The last couple is Cassandra who is a romance novelist having an affair with a married man named Joe who loves his car more than his wife or mistress.

    Balance follows the stories of these six people and during the course of the book you see them all go through changes, some of them even become zombies and part of the story is told from the zombie’s point of view. This is what I think makes Balance one of the best zombie stories I’ve ever read.

    My only complaints about Balance was that there was one time where the story changed from being in the present to the past which confused me and I was curious as to how much Shane knew about what was going on. Besides that Peter Giglio does what he seems to do best, he creates characters that you can’t help to fall in love with wheather they are good or bad. My favorite character in Balance is Cassandra who doesn’t let a little thing like being a zombie stop her from helping two people in love.

    I don’t know of any zombie stories that look at the zombie’s point of view which to me made Balance an original take on the zombie genre. I also liked that the fact that the main hero in Balance was a zombie. Balance is a fun bloody zombie tale that I think you will enjoy even if you don’t like zombie stories.

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