The Undead Situation

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When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn't care less; he's a sociopath.

Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering...

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Overview

When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn't care less; he's a sociopath.

Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.

All is well and good for Cyrus... until he meets up with Gabe, a belligerent annoyance, and the other inconvenient survivors who cramp his style and force him to re-evaluate his outlook on life. It's Armageddon, and things will definitely get messy.

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Editorial Reviews

Craig DiLouie
As people turn into monsters, a monster learns how to be human.... The zombie apocalypse meets its match in sociopathic survivalist Cyrus V. Sinclair, the antihero of Eloise J. Knapp’s THE UNDEAD SITUATION.
Timothy W. Long
An action packed trip through the ‘zombocalypse’ with a unique character as our guide. Eloise J. Knapp has delivered very strong entry to the genre and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934861585
  • Publisher: Permuted Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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  • Posted December 3, 2011

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    Good book

    As in most zombie books, it's more about how people cope with their world crashing down than the actual zombies. This book is no different except the main character Cyrus is not your average person. He's definitely a little off, and it makes for a great story as he adjusts to his new world and shows that he actually can care for people. His name is Cyrus V. Sinclair. The V stands for Very good book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Good but sad

    The "Undead Situation" is a different take on the usual post apocalytic zombies and terrible people doing bad things to each other kind of story. Another reviewer had it right when he or she explained that this book is kind of like a "Dexter" meets Zombies book.

    However, the main character, Cyrus V. Sinclair, is not an organized psychopathic serial killer without a conscience like "Dexter". Sinclair's biggest weakness is that he is a sociopathic recluse (with a serious sweet tooth) that develops a conscience in the course of his journey to the safe house.

    After the zombie apocalypse happens, Sinclair's life changes him. He acquires the indelible mark of a conscience, for better or worse. This transformation makes him a more interesting character, and more likeable too.

    Sinclair's only real friend and father figure is Frank. He suggests that they get together, then retreat to his isolated self sustaining cabin in remote forests of Washington state. They do embark on the journey. But it takes much longer than planned, because he meets other characters that assist with his transformation. I did not like the characters Blaze or Gabe.

    Unfortunately for Sinclair, it becomes a more dangerous trip when women and pet ferrets are involved. His group runs into zombies (shamblers and runners), looters, crazies, religious fanatics and many others that slow them down even more.

    Sinclair's life becomes more complicated because he has people that he wants to protect. Now, he has something to lose. An so, of course, he loses everything time and time again throughout the book. It was heart breaking. How much loss can one person handle? He has the redeemable quality, on the inside because of theses people, of getting back up on his own two feet every time, regardless.

    This book is well written. The transformation of Sinclair keeps the plot moving. The zombies are a central concern for his group, but so are the crazy people. The epilogue was a nice extra. I like to read about what happens to the characters after their ordeals and triumphs.

    I was unprepared and overwhelmed by the sheer amount tragedy experienced by Sinclair and others in this novel. Although, I do highly recommend this book to zombie fans that are looking for something different to read.

    -AvidReader

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Dexter+Walking Dead.

    This was a fantastic zombie novel.

    Dexter + The Walking Dead.

    I'm very eager for the nrxt book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    This is a great character-centered zombie tale. It's full of act

    This is a great character-centered zombie tale. It's full of action and doesn't shy away from the violence that zombie genre fans crave. At first, the main characther, Cyrus V. Sinclair, seems like a shallow, unlikeable bastard, but he grows on you and eventually finds his human side (a surprise even to himself.) My only disappointment was when it ended. I definitely look forward to the sequel, because I know Eloise has some more great adventures in store for this unusual character. Crack open a can of sweetened condensed milk, put your favorite warm fuzzy pet on your lap, kick back and enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    This is one of the best zombie books , I have read to date , it

    This is one of the best zombie books , I have read to date , it has it all Cyrus an anti-social loner, who dislikes every one , Zombies ,
    Cannibalism and of course a love interest , ,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    A psychopathic, sociopathic bastard is Cyrus V. Sinclair.  A the

    A psychopathic, sociopathic bastard is Cyrus V. Sinclair. 
    A the end of the book I'm practically crying for him. A tragic hero? A bad guy who learns by bad situations? I don't know what Cyrus is. 
    But I do know that out of the 30 or so zombie books I read this year, this is the best by far. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    What a horrible disappointment this book is. How could anyone g

    What a horrible disappointment this book is. How could anyone give a rating higher than a one star on this? Predictable, weak plot and at the end it the author just gave up.

    Seriously, do not spend more than 99 cents on this.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Decent read

    A different take on the post-apocalyptic "hero", but not terribly engaging.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Awesome!!

    First to Review! This book is awesome! A must buy!!

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