It seems that the Kindle is helping me to read quicker. But, simultaneously, I am missing the feel of paper in my hands.
So I have finished Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo, which is the first in the series of five, plus the short story. It was really nice to find such a well written book with a captivating plotline. I recommend, particularly to all zombie lovers out there.
The book is narrated by Mike Talbot, your average American dad and husband, whilst he battles to keep family and friends alive in a whole new world of terrors, a world where the undead rule the roost. But not everything is as it seems, even for a zombie apocalypse. Mike meets a kid called Tommy who seems to have strange powers that allow him to know what is about to happen. And if that wasn’t enough there seems to be a female zombie following Mike around, who appears way too intelligent for your average zombie.
There is a hell of a lot of gore in this book, mainly ripping off faces in some manner or other. There is even a disturbing scene involving a necrophilia incident, so it’s not for the faint hearted.
But it seems all the horror is balanced out by Mike’s sense of humour and random ramblings about the mundane that somehow link to events, even if they don’t seem to at first! Mike is a very loveable character, that any loving dad could connect well with. Hell, I connected really well with him because he’s just so human…and that is something you shouldn’t lose, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
Did I mention that the virus was started by falty Swine Flu vaccinations? Yeah, no joke.
This book is full of tension, humour and gore. A perfect combo and well worth a read.