Zombie Apocalypse Now [NOOK Book]

Overview

Most of humanity has turned into raging killers overnight. At a small university in east Texas, a few professors, students, and maintenance workers are fighting to stay alive.

Mark, one of the professors, has had recurring nightmares about his estranged brother, a high-powered attorney in Dallas. Convinced his brother’s family is in danger, and worried his brother may actually be part of that danger, Mark decides he must travel to Dallas and ...
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Zombie Apocalypse Now

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Overview

Most of humanity has turned into raging killers overnight. At a small university in east Texas, a few professors, students, and maintenance workers are fighting to stay alive.

Mark, one of the professors, has had recurring nightmares about his estranged brother, a high-powered attorney in Dallas. Convinced his brother’s family is in danger, and worried his brother may actually be part of that danger, Mark decides he must travel to Dallas and try to help them, if he can. The other group members must also make a decision: will they go with Mark or stay and hole up?

After gathering supplies, Mark and a small group set off for Dallas. Finding the highways jammed, they must travel by boat up the Trinity River, not knowing how many zombies they’ll meet on the river, or what they’ll find when they reach Dallas.

Zombie Apocalypse Now is a character-driven novel. Among the more memorable personalities are:

• Lauren, a student working her way through college as a bartender, who battles zombies with a softball bat;

• Kitchen, a hip young grad student who has seen every zombie movie ever made and wields a crowbar like the hero in Night of the Living Dead;

• Blodwyn, a literature professor who quotes bits of Shakespeare as she brains zombies with an industrial mop handle;

• Taylor, a senior maintenance worker who tries to keep the group together as things begin to fall apart; and

• Woody, a maintenance worker who sees the apocalypse as a chance to get some of the things he’s never had.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149188307
  • Publisher: Cliff Murray
  • Publication date: 2/26/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 170,527
  • File size: 522 KB

Meet the Author

Cliff Murray was four years old when his mother loaded her four children in the Plymouth Belvedere and took them all to the drive-in to see the original Night of the Living Dead. In college, Cliff and his friends rarely missed a chance to see Dawn of the Dead at the midnight movies, always laughing at the cheesy special effects, especially the exploding head and fluorescent blood. Still, he never expected to end up writing a zombie novel himself, until Zombie Apocalypse Now infected his brain.

Cliff was born in Orange, Texas, in the southeast part of the state, and lived in the Dallas area for over 14 years. After graduating from law school, he went on to practice corporate law, working for two of the large firms with offices in downtown Dallas. At various other points in his life, he has worked as an industrial engineer, a boilermaker, a pipefitter, and a construction foreman.

A bit late, Cliff discovered his writing interests tended more toward literary pursuits than merger agreements, so he has taken a sabbatical from his legal career to pursue writing. In addition to reading and writing, Cliff’s interests include backpacking, photography, organic gardening, and anything to do with Yellowstone National Park. He lives in Bozeman, Montana with his girlfriend, Mari, and their little bitty dog.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable story. I appreciated this book be

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable story. I appreciated this book because the plot moved steadily forward, keeping my attention, at the same time that it also gave me something to think about. Just how lonely would it be to be one of maybe a dozen sane people surrounded by the undead? How would it feel to know that the world you are used to is gone forever?

    The author offers a unique take on family. A truly diverse group of people fuse to become a team that does an admirable job of outwitting the undead. These people have little in common, but become an ad hoc family. I was touched by some of the sacrifices these characters made for each other.
    I enjoyed getting to know the characters in ‘Zombie Apocalypse Now’. Everyone brings something unique to the team, and I enjoyed the writing style. Every character gets a chance to narrate, and they all have different insights into their new world. I’ve never read a book with a character like Blodwyn, the professor that speaks only by quoting Shakespeare.
    This book came to a definitive, satisfying conclusion, but also points toward possible adventures in the future. I hope that we get the opportunity to see these characters again

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    This book was.....okay

    Zombie Apocalypse Now was an alright book, but not worth the $6 bucks I paid for it. If it was a two dollar book i'd have given it three stars. Maybe. The plot twist at the end was interesting, and there were definitely some parts I truely enjoyed that made me laugh( I love the character Kitchen). That being said, the writer's style is a bit too formal with way too many methaphors. Normal people don't think that way. Methaphor after metaphors do not pop into my head when I'm just siting there thinking. All in all I feel jipped because of the amount I spent on this book. The writer does have promise though.

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