Wanted

Wanted

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by Angela Scott
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780615619392
Publisher:
Evolved Publishing
Publication date:
04/16/2012
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Wanted 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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MPlested More than 1 year ago
I love the experimentation that has been going on for a while now. "Experimentation?" you ask. Yes, experimentation. Specifically in the meshing of genres that might not have happened otherwise. In this case the merging of a Western with Zombie Horror. In many ways, the stereotypical old west cowboy (from the movies now, not necessarily reality) is the ideal combatant for the zombie. Fast draw with the six gun. Deadly accuracy with the rifle. It should be no big deal to plug a zombie in the head, right? Except, in reality, not everyone was a gunfighter or a marksman. Most people were the normal, hardworking citizens all around us today. And so it is with this book. There are some of the aforementioned gunfighters who are able to deal with the zombie menace in a very final way. More often, the folk who are attacked by the undead are completely unprepared. The United States (or at least a small portion of it) serves as the backdrop for this novel. Humanity has been having a very rough go of it and it looks like the zombies are winning. The book focuses in on a saloon where our two main characters have a chance encounter. A zombie attack in the saloon eventually brings them together. In case you are wondering, this is not a fun book. People suffer and die. It is very much the apocalypse you might imagine. And it is a wonderful read. The characters all have very real hopes, fears, motivations and dreams. They grow throughout the story and left me always looking to see what they would do next. Their relationships are imperfect at best and the little group always seems to be on the verge of implosion, much like some families. It feels real and well-realized and I was invested in the characters. I finished the story and, while it was complete, I was left wanting more. Exactly what I was hoping for. Is it worth your time? I certainly think so. The book was always in the back of my mind when I had to put it down and I put aside my routines so I could "read just one more page".