Down the Road

Down the Road

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by Bowie Ibarra
     
 

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From his small apartment in Austin, Texas, George Zaragosa watches in awe as surreal reports of a bizarre plague flood the national news. Until today, his life as a local theater teacher was stable and ordinary, if overshadowed by the unsolved murder of his beautiful fiancée. Now, hearing how those who died from an unstoppable virus are coming back to life in…  See more details below

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From his small apartment in Austin, Texas, George Zaragosa watches in awe as surreal reports of a bizarre plague flood the national news. Until today, his life as a local theater teacher was stable and ordinary, if overshadowed by the unsolved murder of his beautiful fiancée. Now, hearing how those who died from an unstoppable virus are coming back to life in growing numbers, George knows what he has to do: leave everything behind in the city and get home to San Uvalde, just down the road.

It began in New York City, when the dead arose from the hospitals and morgues, attacking the living and pulling them into their growing hordes. State by state, the nation goes into lockdown, whole cities and towns fight for survival, and George must navigate military roadblocks, FEMA camps, and street thugs to make it home. But most of all, his journey down the road will require him to stave off the horrifying creatures hungering for his flesh. . . .

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ISBN-13:
9781439180709
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
150,589
File size:
2 MB

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Down the Road 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost every chapter was a sex scene. Dont get me wrong i love sex as much as the next guy but seems this author is pre-occupied with sex on the brain. Dont get me wrong all 3books were a good read but the over abundance of sex kinda made me wish i hadnt invested in the trilogy ( in hardcover even) i thought it would be a good zombie trilogy untill every other chapter had sex in it. Hmmm its a wonder they even had the strength to fight the zombies after all the sex they were having. I wouldnt purchase this trilogy again, nor would i recomend it to anyone. Seems Mr Ibara may hav had a lack of something growing up and is writing his fantasies down on paper. Shame on permuted press for publishing this whn they plainly state an over abundance of sex wont get you published. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!!! THEY SPEND MORE TIME HUMPING THAN FIGHTIN Z,s
Blooddraken More than 1 year ago
The zombie genre is awesome. And this guy had the potential for a great story. But I could not get past the fact that he has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. Apparently he thinks the military is full of psychos just a hair trigger away from gleefully killing each other. Apparently, he doesn't realize that their actions, and yes, including the non-action of the supposed "noble" Indian, would result in them ALL being court-martialled. And considering their orders, it's probably safe to assume their superiors consider this a military action during a war. Which then adds the punishment of execution for their actions, or inaction in the case of the "noble" Indian. He isn't much better concerning police officers, but he at least tries to temper that with a somewhat believable partner for the sadistic cop. All in all, I don't recommend this story for anyone with even a tiny shred of respect for the military. Hard-core liberals might find it entertaining however.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have struggled to make it through the 600 pages of this book, mostly because i become so bored i doze off and decide instead to get a good nights rest. I have enjoyed the book though. I read the reviews so I was already prepared for just an ok book, as for the review talking about all the sex, not sure what book he was reading but for the first almost 400 pages i kept wondering when it was coming lol. If you like zombie novels and you have somewhat low expectations or if you just need to get to sleep this is the book for you otherwise skip it and read DeadCity
JBoydstun74 More than 1 year ago
As a literary trope, the zombie has become one of the most prescient and fruitful symbols of contemporary and future human society and its many problems. It seems as if there is no limit to the possibilities that the zombie presents to enterprising writers. Nevertheless, some things will forever remain the same where writing is concerned. Despite how fantastic, weird, or stylized an idea, theme, or topic becomes at the hands of a writer, readers still expect, at the very least, that a story remain cogent, coherent, and believable within the confines of its fictionalized universe. Readers expect cause and effect, character motivation, and the central conflict to remain logically realized within the context of surrounding narrative elements. While the zombie genre presents certain challenges when it comes to these writerly imperatives, it also affords a certain amount of freedom. Unfortunately, that freedom is easily abused by both writers and enterprising publishers expecting to make a quick buck. Slap the lable "zombie horror story" on a cover, along with some catchy cover art, and you have something that will sell in the current market. Unfortunately, that means that readers loyal to the genre and eager to sample the goods from a variety of writers must at times suffer through some terrifically bad writing . . . . . . I give you _Down the Road_ by Mr. Ibarra, perhaps the worst and most incompetently written piece of fiction I've ever had the displeasure of reading (and I am not a finicky reader). The actions of many of the characters are completely not in keeping with the basic expectations established by characterization, and Mr. Ibarra manages to leave out enough necessary plot details to display not only a very poor understanding of his audience's needs, but a complete misunderstanding of the writing process. The action scenes are hard to follow and unrealistic, and the novel reads more like a novice indulgence in gratuitous violence than a serious tract on survival horror . . . good zombie stories have a purpose and lesson regarding what it means to be human when faced with inhuman challnges. Mr. Ibarra's vapid novel has nothing to teach us except that bad writers have a chance at getting published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice quick read and I will buy the next book to see what happens to the people, and who makes it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was just scary enough, and had great characters.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Nobody knows where or how it started, but people suddenly became ill from a plague and died only to be reanimated as zombies. These born again creatures have lost the ability to logically plan with their only objective to eat the living. Anyone butchered by them turned. The plague spread exponentially around the country although some small human enclaves like Beauxville were able to close their borders after removing the zombies from within. --- Desperate the United States invites UN troops onto its soil to help Homeland Security and local law enforcement cope with the crisis. People were ordered to go to FEMA camps and leave behind safe towns. Those who refused the marital law order were killed. Red La Rue and Alex Rich team up and head to Beeville, which they heard remains a safe independent town. However, near the outskirts of the town, they observe a UN unit preparing to mount a deadly assault. --- Bowie Ibarra writes an intelligent paranormal thriller loaded with blood, and gore that enables the reader to understand fully how dangerous the zombies, the government, and human marauders have become in a world filled with malice and mayhem. The outside forces have their plans for America while those besieged by a power hungry government and hungry zombies struggle to stay free and live. DOWN THE ROAD: ON THE LAST DAY is a great Zombie saga that will have George Romero reconsider his epics --- Harriet Klausner
vikingprincess1976 More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Yeah it is different, with the way the characters react to things, but not everyone is going to have the reaction that everyone wants or expects. I know Mr. Ibarra's stories have only gotten better since, because I have read some of the others in this series before this. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't keep it all together. I very seldom give up on story! I just couldn't follow along.
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It great reading a book based on where u live and followinh along by landmarks
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I thought very little of a free zombie book but this exceeded my expectations. I actually might consider buying the others in the series. Great telling of the beginning of the zombie apocalypse from the people deep in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like zombies and apocalyptic novels, this one is for you. Highly recommend it.
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Very good book 5 stars great action lots of twists and turns overall awsome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ooutstanding zombie book