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Posted July 15, 2012
I love zombie books and movies, but have never really felt satisfied. Not due to the sometimes outrageous cause of zombification nor the inability to keep an outbreak contained considering our intelligence and resources. No, it's been the zombies that left me disappointed.
I mean sure, not real keen on the idea of being eaten but come on. Are we really so weak that an entire nation couldn't fight off your typical zombie and we'd become overrun? Sure maybe a neighborhood might be taken, but a whole town? The world? No freakin' way!
Ah, but here we have Orpheus!!
The zombies in this story? Oh if this is what we had to deal with so many people would be in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!!
This author has written a zombie story that makes you think that maybe the whole zombie apocalypse thing would be a lot less cool than you initially believed.
The characters are all so well developed and the story so well written that you feel as if you are right there standing next to them. Not one word, sentence, paragraph, or chapter is wasted. No finishing and wondering what happened to this character or the dreaded why was this character even in the book.
Overall an excellent book by a talented author who has upgraded the bar on this genre. Please write more. PLEASE! I can't go back to the same old predictable, insulting zombie book. I just can't!
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Posted February 11, 2013
Wow. I read the free sample amd was instantly hooked. I couldn't put it down. A great story from a talented writer. As the previous comments stated its not just another zombie story. This one contains believable details about how the outbreak began. I will definitely be on the lookout for more of you work Dan.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted November 11, 2011
This book starts you off right in the middle of the zombie apocalypse which is happening on this little isolated island in the U.S.A. There are people who go out into the city and try to find other survivors and then another group takes over and releases a deadly toxin that kills (or rekills in the case of zombies) everything left over in the searched areas. The story works its way back and forth with different views so you end up with the whole back story as you are moving forward. You are mostly following a young survivor, referred to as ¿Bait¿, as he joins Orpheus to search for other survivors. This is the story of how an infectious disease can rapidly spread through a small isolated town in a very rapid (and deadly) way. You never know who is going to be the next victim. The author keeps you guessing about who will be the ultimate survivors right up until the end. Someplace along the way, we also learn that there is much more going on here than what the nice zombies would have you believe. I think the only drawback for me about this story is that it happens in the U.S.A. Knowing how we are, I cannot wrap my head around the fact that there are no planes, boats, or news helicopters that wouldn¿t be attempting to check this place out, regardless of how contagious it is. Even with a communication blackout, inquiring minds would want to know! Overall this was a great zombie story and I would recommend it to other zombie lovers!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2011
SHARON'S REVIEW This was a very intelligent portrayal of zombies as the victims of a virus-its cause and effect. They were treated as an actuality, and realistic tactics were used to overcome the threat. There are no handy laser pistols to solve the problem. There is no supernatural cause, graveyards don't spill out the undead. Zombies don't stumble around groaning and moaning. They simply react to smell, sight and sound to feed their voracious hunger. Cameron Holt and his crew of survivors, are ordinary people who are put into extraordinary circumstances, where they behave heroically. There are villains as well, but they act within normal human sociopathic limits. What I like most about this book is that there seems to be no gender superiority. The women evade or kill as many zombies; their planning and actions are as successful or not, as the men. I thought the sensitive treatment of a gay couple, and their equally valuable contribution to the group's survival, was well done. There was some humour, but more sorrow. I got to know some of the characters very well, and when they lost their fight for survival, there were a few tears from me. My emotions were involved from the start. I liked that. There are some exciting twists and turns that make for heart pumping suspense. The story is fast paced, and action packed. It held my interest from beginning to end. There is a great deal of violence, but then it's a horror story. The reader knows going in that there will be death and mayhem. One thing I liked was that there were no graphic descriptions of guts and gore. The author got the point across without resorting to buckets of blood. On a technical note, there were some minor editing issues. This is often seen in ebooks, where professional editing is not always available for various reasons. There were only a few typos, and the use of ellipses (...) lacked the space before and after the dots. It's a punctuation rule that the author may not have been aware of. All in all, this was an exciting and engaging book. I would highly reccomend it to anyone over 17.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 1, 2011
Dan DeWitt has done it again! The book starts off with a good POW! And they just kept coming. It brings the action to you quickly and created characters that the reader identifies with on many levels. Not only that, but Dan has brought into play a new type of zombie that is more terrifying than ones we've seen before. The story has a great plot and I couldn't wait to find out what happened to each of my favorite (and not so favorite) characters. Overall, it keeps you entertained, it gives you some good frights, and it shows the strength of our survival instincts and reminds us of our capability for compassion.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 28, 2011
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