Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead)

Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead)

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by William Young
     
 

The zombie plague spread across France rapidly, leaving Remy and his college friends trapped in a dorm. After weeks being holed up, some of them hatch a plan to find help in the outside world. Most of them don't make it very far.

Overview

The zombie plague spread across France rapidly, leaving Remy and his college friends trapped in a dorm. After weeks being holed up, some of them hatch a plan to find help in the outside world. Most of them don't make it very far.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032858973
Publisher:
William Young
Publication date:
11/04/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
285,532
File size:
220 KB

Meet the Author

William Young can fly helicopters and airplanes, drive automobiles, steer boats, rollerblade, water ski, snowboard, and ride a bicycle. His career as a newspaper reporter spanned more than a decade at five different newspapers. He has also worked as a golf caddy, flipped burgers at a fast food chain, stocked grocery store shelves, sold ski equipment, worked at a funeral home, unloaded trucks for a department store and worked as a uniformed security guard. He lives in a small post-industrial town along the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

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Waiting for the Great Leap Forward (Cities of the Dead) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
Another good book in the series! This is a short story only 39pgs. If you like this then, check out the others in the series! Spoiler: I would have to say I didn't like this book as much as the others because of the main character Remy. He basically wants the government to bail him out & then when he finds people to take him in complains that he has to work & contribute to the community. What I do like about this series, was you do get to see different views from different people each with thier own approach to survival. I think the nice thing is that many people like Remy won't survive long so we won't have to hear them whine. Mr. Young does a great job of making the reader want to kill Remy, but also raises questions on how are the survivors going to rebuild society? If you liked this check out the others in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weired the no real order seems like a book broken into random chapters but good writing
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
>>Really interesting short stories, well written, too. I enjoy the different pov with the different characters. I have read them all and now there is a compilation out that has five more stories- its just a few bucks and I reccomend that since it is easier than trying to get them one by one! It does not seem to matter what order you read them in.
Dossimoe More than 1 year ago
then you will love this!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not like the America-bashing that the main character (Remy) wallowed in. I know he supposed to be French, but it is not necessary. He wants to blame America for creating the plague. At the same time, Remy resents the Americans for not saving France from the zombies right away. I have to ask, how dumb can people be? They start with 11 people in the group, but quickly dwindle down to three unarmed, useless, wanderers. The group contains one male, Remy, and two females. As unprepared as they are, it is only a matter of time before they all die as zombie food. How long did they expect to live while walking down a zombie infested highway, out in the open, without weapons or proper supplies? Fortunately for them they meet up with people who are armed, have supplies, and offer a safe place to stay. The threesome follows them back to the shelter. They are fed, given wine, and beds. Then, Remy dares to complain that the group wants him to work for his upkeep. Remy is a fine example of those spoiled people who expect to be taken care of for the entirety of the lives, without any effort on his part. All he does is complain about how terrible his life is now, and fantasize about a threesome with the two girls in his group. Maybe Remy thought he was a big shot graphics design student. Sadly, graphic design is not a saleable skill during a zombie apocalypse. The world does not need men like him in it. I hope Remy reaps what he sows. A good story, but quite frustrating. Remy's personality, terrible work ethic, and low regard for other people really got under my skin. Maybe that was the writer's intention? Either way, I dislike this episode because of Remy. The other characters were flat compated to him. -AvidReader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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