Cities of the Dead: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse

Cities of the Dead: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse

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by William Young
     
 

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The world of men is over. Or is it?

Everybody is caught unawares when the zombie apocalypse breaks out, but each person reacts differently. Some run. Some fight. Some cower. Some survive.

This is a collection of twenty stories detailing various elements of the zombie apocalypse, from its very beginning to what might be the last gasp of survival for the human

Overview

The world of men is over. Or is it?

Everybody is caught unawares when the zombie apocalypse breaks out, but each person reacts differently. Some run. Some fight. Some cower. Some survive.

This is a collection of twenty stories detailing various elements of the zombie apocalypse, from its very beginning to what might be the last gasp of survival for the human species. In between are the stories of the average survivor and what life looks like when the dead have risen to dominance.

How long would you survive?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477510384
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
648,951
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Meet the Author

William Young can fly helicopters and airplanes, drive automobiles, steer boats, rollerblade, water ski, snowboard, and ride a bicycle. He was a newspaper reporter for more than a decade at five different newspapers. He has also worked as a golf caddy, flipped burgers at a fast food chain, stocked grocery store shelves, sold ski equipment, worked at a funeral home, unloaded trucks for a department store and worked as a uniformed security guard. He lives in Pennsylvania in a small post-industrial town along the Schuylkill River with his wife, three children and their cat.

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Cities of the Dead: Stories from the Zombie Apocalypse 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection on zombie stories, vaguely connected while occupying the same story universe, is simultaneously oddly hopeful and hopeless. I know this was a web series, but I'd have liked a bit more tie-in of the vignettes and a more satisfying and conclusive ending. Otherwise I really enjoyed this collection. The writing was great, and it was a pleasure to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous collection of stories. I particularly love the way the author weaves into each story both a simple and complex human reaction to this world disaster. He has a remarkable ability to quickly develop a character, and to further foster an alliance between the reader and that character...which makes the reading easy and pleasurable. There were points in the collection where I felt as though I was given a key to a mystery, and others where I found myself grieving for the life these people lost. And, I LOVED the last story...found myself smiling as I closed the cover. Great writing, great stories. Just as an aside...Though the author has published these stories as individuals shorts, I would recommend reading them as a compilation to get the full effect of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wt are the names of the last five stories? Ive read the first 15 but i cant find the other five
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normally I don't really go for zombie stories, but this series was great. Though I wish the ending had more closure instead of leaving you hanging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so enthralled in these stories. Left me wanting more!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always know i am in for an awesome read with this auth. Always look forward to more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written Zombieriffic stories. I'm looking forward to reading more from William!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed these stories. They are well written and I like the fact that each story is self contained. Each one adds to the the overall theme. However, the conclusion was s bit disappointing. It did not provide closure like I was expecting. I would have preferred a definitive ending instead of hoping that it turned out okay and the world was saved. I suppose that was what the author intended...taking the ending and interpreting it the way you like.
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Good stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader, I generally stay away from popular fiction and especially genres of this sort. This is based on the overdone, systematically inane, trite and transparent nature of "modern popular fiction". That being the case "Cities of the Dead" is anything but the preceding. It has single-handily restored my faith in popular fiction -- providing an example of a popular theme but remaining true to the fundamental elements of good prose, and interesting story telling which provide robust theme and meaning throughout the work. The author does not overtly serve these to the reader, but rather demands a degree of attentiveness and insight from the reader, while keeping the interest level and pace of the work driving toward of very satisfying conclusion . My only regret is this collection had to end.
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