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Posted February 8, 2014
I was hesitant to purchase the book because of all the bogus reviews, but took a chance anyway. Happy to say I enjoyed the story. It's not just a zombie story, it's a story about wanting to do the right thing. Enjoyed it every time I had the time to read it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2013
Imagine if your personal life was in shambles AND you had a zombie apocalypse to worry about. In Tell Me When I'm Dead, that's exactly the situation our main character, Dave, finds himself in. He's a man with what he believes to be a happy life. He's stopped drinking, has a beautiful wife who wants to start a family with him, and plans to go to community college. Dave used to drink all the time with his former friend, Jim, and anytime Jim comes around, Holly is afraid Dave will go back to his old ways. I soon found out Dave's life isn't as great as I first thought.
After the night Jim shows up at Dave and Holly's door completely drunk, things begin to go terribly wrong. Mutilated animals are found in the woods along with a jogger's body. People are beginning to act strangely, too, and one TV anchor calls it the "jimmies." Slowly people begin to realize their loved ones are dying and coming back as the living dead!
It took a while for the contagion to spread - it didn't happen overnight. The pacing of the story was realistic to me and made things even creepier. At first, people change into zombies slowly over a couple of weeks. They're walking around a bit stilted, but life goes on as usual around them. Eventually turning only takes a few hours, and that's when things get really scary.
I liked knowing the characters' back stories before we really get into the meat of the apocalypse (pun intended). These zombies aren't your typical zombies, either. They're 'roid raging, hell bent on revenge, and somewhat able to communicate with each other. Dave found this out the hard way when one zombie in particular was gunning for him. I thought that was fresh and original. And funny at times.
The messes Dave gets himself into are comical but sad at the same time. He's the kind of guy that you're rooting for, but you're also like a bit disgusted with, like dude why did you mess things up so badly??? It seemed like he didn't really want to be married even though he kept insisting he does. Even when he met up with Missy, he still had to reign in his attraction for her.
But Dave undergoes a transformation over the course of the book. While in the beginning I labeled him as a jerk for cheating on his wife and saving only himself from zombies, he begins to help others and takes huge risks to do so. He actually becomes heroic and brave. He still isn't perfect, but that's what makes his character realistic and believable. He runs into good luck; he runs into bad luck.
There's plenty of gore. I'm not squeamish at all, but if you are, I just want to warn you ahead of time. You can easily skip over those parts if that's the only thing keeping you from giving Tell Me When I'm Dead a try. Personally, I can't imagine a zombie novel where there aren't any violent scenes - it just wouldn't be an apocalypse without zombies splattering.
The frustrating part for me is that there are wackos that seem to come out of the woodwork in an apocalypse as if trying to fight zombies isn't bad enough. Just band together people! But people attacking each other over supplies is realistic. I can see humans behaving that way - look at all the looting that happens in natural disasters in real life.
There's a difference between reading a book and watching a movie. I can get scared with either, but there are scenes in books that I can picture vividly for a long long time afterward, and this book has plenty of those. Tell Me When I'm Dead will be a book that I'll always remember just by looking at the cover or reading the title.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted December 27, 2013
I enjoyed this book very much, couldn't wait to get back to it every time I had to put it down. Highly recommend as a very specific take on Zombies. Well worth reading if you enjoy the Zombie genre, and in general I thought the book itself was entertaining and well written. Looking forward to other offerings from Mr. Ramirez.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2013
Name: Katara Lee
Age: Whatever age you would like her to be.
Desription: A long black braid. She wears a dear skin dress, with a beaded belt. She wears a polar bear fur coat. She wears mossicans as shoes.
Personilty: Kind, sweet, shy, loyal, trustworthy, & respectful
Anything else, just ask.
Posted December 13, 2013
Name. Yo mamma. Gender. Female. Age. Nineteen moons. Appearence. Very fluffy black silky fur tough skin scars every where strong quick clever amber eyes long claws and sharp yellow teeth. Personality. Secretive loyal brave and is willing to die for anybody in her clan. Crush. Ill tell you when i forget to wear socks to bed. No seriously. Mate. None. Kits none. Family. Mother is hollyleaf father is fallen leaves brothers are redstripe and blackfur sister is rose. History. None really. Theme song. Applause by lady gaga.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 13, 2013
WindStar| 21 moons| A broad, muscular, sliver streaked tom with blackish eyes that penetrate your soul, nearly. Nimble footed.| Responsible, Helpful, Impulsive, Strong, Defensive, Polite, Affectionate.| No mate, No kits.| His crush is secret. Ryhmes with 'dory' and 'unfold'.... ;) | That's all, go away.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2013
• Name: Jaytail. • Gender: &female • Looks: Shiny Silver & Beautiful Blue eyes. • Crush: .... • Kin: Jaguarshade, Poppytail, & IceFlare. • Kits: Wolfkit, Dewkit, Seedkit, Rainkit, Skykit, & Reedkit. • History: Got force<_>mat<_>ed twice... • <br> • <br> • Name: Wolfkit. • Gender: &female • Looks: Shiny Silver & Deep Amber eyes. • Kin: Jaytail, Seedkit, Reedkit, & NightFang. • <br> • <br> • Name: Dewkit. • Gender: &female • Looks: Blue/Gray & Light Blue eyes. • Kin: Jaytail, Rainkit, Skykit, & Scarpelt. • <br> • <br> • Name: Seedkit. • Gender: &female • Looks: Cream & Black with Light Green eyes. • Kin: Jaytail, Wolfkit, Reedkit, & NightFang. • <br> • <br> • Name: Rainkit. • Gender: T &male m. •Looks: Dark Blue & Dark Blue eyes. • Kin: Jaytail, Dewkit, Skykit, & Scarpelt. • <br> • <br> • Name: Skykit. • Gender: T &male m. • Looks: Black & Sky Blue eyes. • Kin: Jaytail, Dewkit, Rainkit, & Scarpelt. • <br> • <br> • Name: Reedkit. • Gender: &female •Looks: Black & Deep Amber eyes. • Kin: Jaytail, Wolfkit, Seedkit, & NightFang. •
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Posted December 12, 2013
NAMES: Reedkit and Fallowkit --- GENDERS: Reedkit is male. Fallowkit is female. --- AGE: Both are three moons --- APPEARANCE: Reedkit is muscular and reddish-brown in color. Fallowkit is small and gray with white markings. --- KIN: Siblings. Rest unknown. --- RELATIONSHIPS: To young --- OTHER: Fallowkit is very shy, she must reslly like yu if you can get her to talk. Luckily, Reedkit does enough talking for the both of them. He is very protective of his sister. They hope their warrior names are Fallowfeather and Reedleap, but they know it's the leader's desicion and will be happy with anything :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2013
I loved the book and gave it 4 stars. The characters were fun to read and wonderfully developed. The story sucks you in, i read the whole book in less than two days! My only dissapointment was the ending. It feels like it needs a few more chapters to wrap everything up. Maybe the author is setting up a second book though and that is why it feels unfinished. Either way, overall a fun read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 4, 2013
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