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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Certainly unique and original: The Zombie Generation by @drakevaughn #review


The Zombie Generation


Written by Drake Vaughn



Genre: Science Fiction, Horror


Book Synopsis

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, Warner 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.

Mark Wood's Rating





Mark Wood's Review


Warner is one of very few survivors in a post-apocalyptic vision of our future. The Undead walk the streets by day hunting for prey to feed on and humanity has all but been wiped out.

What is more, Warner is losing his grip on reality and has been for some time. He is no longer entirely sure what is real and what isn't, if he ever was....

This was a strange book that took some getting used to. The Walkers here are called Buggers, are easily distracted by cuddly toys that resemble Furbys and sleep together in huge piles at night. Also, Warner is the very epitome of the unreliable narrator and we are never entirely sure how much is in his head and how much real....

One example of this is in his sole companion Pat. It will not be giving anything away to tell you that Pat is a mannequin and yet, though Warner knows this and admits it several times to himself, he is capable of completely forgetting this fact and holding whole two-way conversations with her.

The story flows quite well and Warner is likeable enough, despite his feeble grip on sanity, but somehow this book never quite gels together enough to result in a cohesive and satisfying story.

Don't get me wrong, this is a good read but it never quite becomes a brilliant, gripping, addictive read! It is interesting because it is different from any other books of this ilk and certainly unique and original but nonetheless still a bit average for all that.

I liked it but, for me, just felt a bit empty afterwards- the sort of feeling I associate with eating junk food from a well known burger joint. At the time, it's great but later, you kinda feel as though any truly satisfying feeling is somewhat missing...

Review Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The above review was not influenced in any way, including financial.

Maturity Disclaimer: marked mature for Violence, Language, Sex & Drugs/Alcohol.

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