Still Going Strong

So I finished Zombie Fallout 3: The End a couple of days ago, and I would have posted about it then, but our internet has been a bit dodgy, so I’m sorry for the wait.

Anyway, I can say this with pure conviction: I have never read a zombie genre book, series or otherwise, that has been so down to earth and made me think so much about morals. I know I have mentioned this before in the other two blog posts regarding Mark Tufo’s work, but let’s just say that his third installment in the series does not fail to amaze in this area, or in area for that matter.

And yes you have your gore, death, loss of some main characters and a fantastic twisted plot that would put a sailor’s knot to shame. I thought that Mark Tufo couldn’t possibly get any more imaginative…and I was so wrong. He really twists the boundaries of the whole genre in this one, and without giving too much away let’s just say that the evil Eliza has humans working for her now! And the plot still thickens further with Tommy…

And then you have your comical moments, like zombies on ice, Mike’s many distracting thoughts and ventures into his past, plus we finally get to meet Mike’s side of the family. Which leaves me with little else to say about the plot without giving stuff away. Crap.

I really don’t know how an author can so easily balance love, death and humour, but it has been done. I bow before you oh great zombie genius.

I’m gushing and therefore I apologise. But in all seriousness: READ THE BOOKS! Meanwhile I’m going to go enjoy the Zombie Fallout short story, 3.5, along with a nice cup of tea because I’m British like that. Man if the world does end with the undead I sure as hell am going to miss drinking tea…

Advertisements

Who Says Sequels Are Rubbish?

Mark Tufo is a zombie genius. He has this way of writing that is simultaneously funny, down to earth and serious. And it works, tremendously.

The second book in his Zombie Fallout series, Zombie Fallout 2: A Plague Upon Your Family, is as amazing as the first installment. It’s full of twists, gore, jokes and mushy moments that threaten to break the ‘Man Code’ (read the book, then you will get the reference).

And you cannot forget the McDonalds scene,which was very funny. And though it is a flashback it allows you a little more insight into our loveable main character Mike Talbot.

This story carries on directly after the first one left off, with Mike and co escaping the carnage of Little Turtle and running from the nightmare that is Eliza, the female zombie who seems to want Mike’s head on a pike, and who keeps following him and his family around with a trick or two up her rotten sleeves.

As ever, the book is full of tense moments and even more so now that Mike and his family are on the run from the hordes of the ravenous dead that seem to be under the control of Eliza, who is much more than we first thought during the first book. No really, I’m not making that up or exaggerating.

Some characters end up departing us in this book too, then reappear and some old enemies also make an entrance. 

And the gore levels are amazing. All I will say on that matter is that you men out there will be wincing and cringing during one of the first few scenes of the book.

Mr Tufo is a wonderful writer and has set himself the big task of continuing to be so brilliant in the rest of the Zombie Fallout series. And I’m sure he won’t disappoint.