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Posted October 8, 2011
What makes this book a fun read is just that: It's fun. It's also full of action. Steve Hockensmith says in the first paragraph of the afterward: "What you hold in your hands is an adrenaline-fueled sprint through an obstacle course of horrors, and if you weren't totally spent by the time you reached the last page of the story, you have stronger nerves than I." I cannot agree more. I finished reading The Hungry a few days ago or more, but I had to wait to write my opinions of this story. At first I was a little disappointed, because the story is an expanded version of a short story found in Harry Shannon's marvelous collection "A Host of Shadows", so it felt like I was reading familiar material. Yet, once we got past the original short story, things blew up. Literally. And it never stopped. The Hungry is like a punch in the face. It's as though Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead got married and had a baby and named it 28 Days Later. The story, in fact, was one of the most fun zombie stories I have ever read. I do not say this lightly. Does it Involve a bad ass woman wearing a wedding dress as the cover suggests? Why, yes it does! Not only that, it is very interesting and somewhat comical as to why this woman, the story's protagonist, is wearing a wedding dress, and why she continues to have to wear the thing. Not only is the action jaw-dropping and terribly fun to read, the banter between characters makes this crazy ride even more fun. This is my third book that I've read by Harry Shannon, and I am quickly becoming a fan. If this book is any indication of Steve Booth's writing as well, I can't wait to see what he can do on his own. So, really, just get this book and read it. If you like fun and fast and action-packed, you will not be disappointed!
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Posted October 3, 2011
Its happened. The zombies are here and they are HUNGRY! A small band of mis-matched people are in for the fight of their lives against a growing population of the walking dead. A small town sheriff, her wimpy ex-husband, a biker and a scientist band together to try and stop the end of humanity as we know it. Who will win? Who will survive? You will have to read it to find out. But you won't be disappointed!! This is a fast paced action packed book. I just couldn't put it down. Another great book by Harry Shannon and my new found author Steven Booth.
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Posted June 30, 2012
REVIEWED: The Hungry
WRITTEN BY: Steven W. Booth and Harry Shannon
PUBLISHED: October, 2011
This was a fun-filled zombie apocalypse adventure... "Fun-filled?" you ask. It is when the plot revolves around an array of quirky characters who each have their own snarky voice and love to shoot sarcasm as much as they love to shoot guns. Exciting, gory, funny, this book has a little something for everyone. The lead character, Sheriff Penny Miller, portrays the ultimate in strong female leads - she's a divorced powerhouse, stuck battling zombies in the wedding dress that reminds her of happier days. The characters are robust, the action is non-stop, and it's funny - just funny the whole way through.
Five out of Five stars
Posted December 6, 2011
Once I started reading this there was no putting it down. I laughed out loud at times and was mesmerized completely. To be sure this is not a total comedy but rather a bloody mess. The author knows how to blend his characters so well that you feel you could reconize them walking down the street. A wedding dress,an ex-husband,bikers,military and zombies cannot get more well rounded than this. Come on Hungry 2 and Sheriff Penny!
Posted October 13, 2011
Meet Penny Miller, she is a tough as nails, smart ass Sheriff of Flat Rock Nevada. She is disturbed one dark night by Deputy Bob Wells, on the crackling radio she hears 'Zombies' Dozens, maybe hundreds of them!
Here starts a non-stop action, zombie apocalypse. Thrills, blood, guts, laughs and tears. They are all here for your enjoyment! There are many zombie style novels out there but Harry Shannon and Steven Booth have come up with some new twists against the normal zombie novel. If you like apocalyptic horror (like me) then your in for a treat with 'The Hungry', you will not be left hungry after this nail-biter!
As well as leaving you on the edge in this horror/thriller, there is an eliment of fun as Penny ends up at her ex- husbands house covered in blood and gore, she has to change her clothes and finds her old wedding dress in a dusty old box in the garage, yep, you guessed it!
Penny teams up with many people along the way, she cares for them and most of them lust after her, well she is a drop dead gorgeous, kick ass sheriff with an attitude to boot after all.
Smelly,greasy bikers,soldiers galore and a crazy ass Colonel (who just maybe behind this mess) do not make it easy for Sheriff Penny Miller and her quest to stop the zombie hoardes...
Posted December 9, 2011
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