Posts Categorized: Book Reviews

Zombie Comic Review: The Walking Dead Book One

The Walking Dead opens with action: two police officers trying to stop an escaped convict. After trading bullets, one officer, Rick Grimes, is hit and critically wounded. He wakes from a coma an indeterminate time later, and the world has, quite literally, gone to hell. Shooting the main character and putting him in a coma… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: LZR 1143 Evolution

“I was a farmer and the gun was my scythe. I was a swordsman, a plowman, a reaper. I was death final, and silence supreme. But they still came.” Full disclosure: LZR 1143 Evolution by Bryan James is the sequel to one of my all time favorite zombie books, LZR 1143 Infection, so a lot… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Acheron

Voice is one of the most important things to capture correctly in a first-person perspective story. When done well, the audience believes the narrator is a living, breathing human being. When it’s done poorly, it creates a cognitive dissonance between what the narrator is supposed to be, and how the audience actually perceives him. Unfortunately… Read more »

Book Review: The Gathering Dead

How do you like your undead? Do you like them fast or slow? A little smarter than common or dumb as a door knob? Most people aren’t biased towards a side as long as it’s a good story but it’s always a fun topic of conversation. Personally I have never really leaned too far towards… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Zombie Ohio

Zombie Ohio: A Tale of the Undead by Scott Kinemore spins a tale through the eyes of a Zombie. Not a true zombie but one who is slowly turning. Peter Mellor was a college professor at a university in – you guessed it – Ohio, who gets into a fatal car accident as a zombie… Read more »

Zombie Book Review: Ex-Patriots

EX-Patriots is the highly anticipated sequel to Peter Clines first zombie book, EX-Heroes. Clines has created a world decimated by the Zombie Apocalypse where humans turned zombies are called “Exes” and the comic styled superhuman’s fully loaded with special powers who failed to save the world are called “EX Heroes.” What is interesting is that… Read more »

Book Review: Roads Less Traveled: The Plan

Most zombie stories like to work under the idea that zombies are a concept no one is aware of. In their universe, Night of the Living Dead never happened, there is no underlying cultural consciousness of zombies and how to deal with them, and Max Brooks certainly never wrote a detailed guide for surviving the… Read more »

Book Review: Mort

Mort. That’s the name of the hero in this book, also called Mort. Not a very impressive sounding name, is it? Well neither is the guy himself. Out of breath after a light jog due to years of sitting on a stool in his comic book shop, Mort isn’t the type of main character who… Read more »