This is a YA novel geared to appeal to a wide age range. The protagonist is 16 going on 50, but not in an unbelievable fashion. His sidekick is a 12 year old boy who is serious about his comics. This tale doesn't focus on that which created the zombie plague, but what comes after and the story of the protagonist's journey to find his older brother.
This sample is amazingly well written and I will not only be purchasing, but keeping my eye on the author's other works. Another gem from Permuted Press.
Pandemic zombie virus strikes and the narrator is not a survivalist. He is a washed up cop turned dispatcher, concerned with protecting his family. I enjoyed the style and this was published by Permuted Press (if you enjoy zombie/horror, this press should be a beacon of quality in the sea of poorly edited novels).
I will be purchasing this novel.
Has this author ever done any research? Seriously. I do not think this guy understands that there are many bones within the human chest and one does not simply stab someone in the heart, especially the way such actions are presented in this book.
From what can be gathered about the protagonist, he has never killed anyone. A white-collar office worker in his late forties to early fifties, who has led a peaceful life, manages to take out five to seven combatants within the the breadth of the sample alone. No.
I won't even get into the poor GSP. Will not be purchasing.
I have discovered that rating this one is a bit difficult. I read this yesterday and I am still thinking about it. No glaring or strikingly irritable GSP errors and I have to admit that I am drawn to the protagonist. The sample was enough to hook me and make me want to find out what happens to him.
The issue holding me back from giving this four stars is the fact I can't believe that the protagonist is the only one left alive in the city after the "unknown calamity from the cosmos". As it stands, and I do not profess to be any kind of expert, it just does not seem feasible. Yes, I am being vague, I hate book spoilers... go read the sample and then see if you understand what I mean.
Add to that, the price. I have never heard of this author before, and it appears this is the only novel he has written. $6 is rather expensive for a first time author from an indie press. Sorry... you can thank all the indie authors and presses out there who publish junk for my distrust. I have Amazon Prime, and I would feel better if I could borrow the book, but I think I will not purchase... Mount TBR doesn't need another addition to its slopes.
Go read the sample, if you feel as I do, then you won't be out six bucks, if you don't... let me know how it goes. I see some more reliable positive feedback for this book and I might go for it.