The Zombie Generation

The Zombie Generation

by Drake Vaughn

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Warner is the sole survivor of a deathscape dominated by hordes of the undead. Years of isolation and lack of any human contact has driven him to the brink of insanity. Plagued with vivid hallucinations and shocking nightmares, he scours the deadlands for any signs of life.

While discovering a temporary cure for his creeping mental illness, he is attacked and infected with the deadly disease. Switching between man and beast, he must decide on risking a desperate cure or attempting a suicidal quest to rescue a group of stranded survivors. Worse, these survivors may only be a figment of his crumbling sanity.

The Zombie Generation is a terrifying tale, perfect for fans of horror and the flesh guzzling undead.

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BN ID: 2940014218856
Publisher: Dead Orb Press
Publication date: 04/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

As a genre fiction writer, Drake focuses on offbeat thrillers and horror novels with a large psychological bent. By bending traditional genres in unique ways, he transforms simple stories into new crinkled perspectives. Deceptively simple, his tales are a wild ride into darkness. Drake lives in California with his wife and a black cat named Shadow.

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The Zombie Generation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lily_F More than 1 year ago
I came to understand, fairly early in this novel, that this was not a typical zombie story. In fact, the scary monsters in this story can't really be described as conventional zombies, or zombies at all. At least not the typical image that the word 'zombie' brings to mind. I even felt a little cheated to have had the impression going into this story with a different perception of which this novel did not deliver. But there was much about this novel that was original and interesting. Warner is a survivor, but early on he gets infected. But his changes are not immediate, though it appears that the infection for other afflicted humans had been different. He has constant flashbacks and hallucinations which he calls 'figs', and as relevant as they were to the story, the time line of the plot because incredibly confusing to me. I quickly lost my grasp on what was true and what was part of Warner's 'figs' (short for figments). The monsters in this novel were not as scary as I thought they would be (on an imaginative level at least). These are terribly obese destructive monsters that chomp on garbage, and have a strange fixation to alcohol, furby like toys, and canned meat that sounds very similar to SPAM. The only resemblance to the stereotypical zombie creature is their love to consume fresh brains. Their habits, routines and fixations were really interesting. It was a pretty action packed novel and I enjoyed that. There were many scenes where Warner was in, what appeared to be, an impossible escape situation, and my heart was just pounding out of fear for him, thinking he was going to meet his end. Though I can honestly say that I did not really enjoy this story as much as I wanted to, it was incredibly imaginative and original. And if you are looking for something completely different I would not deter anyone from giving this one a go. Just don't think you are going to find your typical zombies in this novel. *I received a eBook copy of this book for free to review from the author; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.*
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Liz_Winn More than 1 year ago
Plunk a man down in the middle of a nightmare zombie scenario, then arm him with only a Glock, a bottle of whiskey, and several dozen Furby-like children’s toys to defend himself with, and you’ve pretty much summed up Warner’s situation. To his knowledge, he and his girlfriend Pam are the only two people left in the world. An infection has spread, turning the rest of mankind into zombies. These despicable hordes share the genre’s normal hankering for brain matter, but Vaughn has made a few interesting additions to how his monsters behave.”Buggers,” as they’re referred to in the story, are more alive than undead. They’re also much less intelligent than the average person, and are easily distracted by obnoxious electronic children’s toys, such as the Googriff, a close cousin of the Furby. Although scientists claimed that the infection was not spread through blood or saliva, Warner’s pretty sure that’s not the case. After he’s scratched by one of the buggers, he immediately begins having blackouts and unusual cravings. Determined to hold on to his humanity, he frantically begins searching for a cure that may or may not exist. While the story’s pacing drags a bit in places, Warner’s plight--equal parts Omega Man and The Postman--is still interesting enough to hold the reader’s attention to the tale’s gory conclusion.
Beth_Labonte More than 1 year ago
It's always cool when you discover a new genre of books or movies that you never in a million years expected to like. For me, it turned out to be zombies. I got sucked in by The Walking Dead which eventually led me to Drake Vaughn's The Zombie Generation - and it did not disappoint. What I like most about zombie stories is how each author has their own take on how zombies act and what caused them to become that way. Drake Vaughn has created a fascinating world where zombies sleep in towering piles, Furby-like children's toys are used as weapons,and alcohol may actually cause ones mind to become clearer. The fact that the majority of the book was carried by one human character, without ever becoming dull, was an impressive accomplishment. This novel kept me turning pages and thinking about the story even when I wasn't reading - which is a sure sign of a good book. I must also give credit to the author because the text was pretty much error-free, and that is always appreciated.