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"Bones is a tale of flesheating zombie terror. What separates it from the current horde of undead drivel is the simple fact that the protagonist (and title character) is a dog. Now, before your fragile mind breaks with bad memories of the insipid original Hills Have Eyes 2, wherein a canine is not only featured prevalently but even has its own flashback, rest assured that this attempt is handled with a greater degree of subtlety and intelligence." -Fangoria

"Bones's sense of smell becomes quite important as a tool for the people in the story to find the undead menace, so he winds up in a series of increasingly exciting and bloody set-pieces. It's a pretty graphic tale, full of viscera and various grue. Bones is a fine example of quality, independent horror literature. A new take on the zombie outbreak story, it's a good, quick read and well worth your time." -Jon Is The Best Blog

"Somebody needs to jump on Wheaton's Bones stories - a really unique zombie tale that has a cadaver dog as the main character. It's like Benji and The Dawn of the Dead (well, not really as Bones is no Benji, but he's totally lovable!)." -Badass Digest

"A great Halloween-ish read!" -Candy's Raves

"Bones is a police K9 that sees a LOT of action. First he has to deal with a grody zombie apocalypse. Then, when all of Los Angeles is destroyed by a huge earthquake (followed by swarms of killer rats and birds), he gets sent in to help. Then all of civilization is wiped out by a killer virus, leaving only a few survivors and some very hungry dog packs. While Bones somehow manages to pull through all this, his human co-stars do not fare as well. Suffice to say, do NOT get attached to any of his human friends and handlers." -Flayrah

About the Author

Mark Wheaton is the author of the bestselling horror novels Sunday Billy Sunday and Flood Plains, novellas including Ascension, Adversary, The Impressionist, and the Bones trilogy as well as short story collection, Disembodied Spider Meat. Print editions of these stories are available as Four Nails in the Coffin, Unnatural Selection and Bones: The Complete Apocalypse Trilogy.  He is also a horror screenwriter (Friday the 13th, The Messengers) and graphic novelist (The Cleaners).

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  • File Size: 860 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Southbound Films; 2 edition (December 29, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 29, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HRSUS0
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Mark Wheaton began his writing career as a freelance reporter before becoming a screenwriter and producer on films like Friday the 13th, The Messengers, and the forthcoming Voice from the Stone. In addition, he created the comic book, The Cleaners, has scripted a number of video games, and self-published several short stories and novellas including the cadaver dog-centric Bones series. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By AtticusBookman on April 27, 2012
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After reading this book, I am compelled to stop reading zombie and end of the world books all together and I say this because the ending of this series is perfect. (Well, I will definitely still read end of the world books, but if there was a book to end them with, this is the one)

Bones is the story of the end of the world through three apocalypses and in the center of them all is Bones the loveable K-9 cadaver dog. Through his eyes (and snout) readers are walked through the destruction of man and are left wanting just a little bit more.

Where Bones succeeds and other stories fail is that there are no painfully boring chapters in which the protagonist hims and haws over the destruction of society, the quest for basic survival supplies in hostile wastelands, and there are thankfully only a few moments where the reader is locked in a room thinking, 'oh jeez how are we going to get out this time'. Well, to be fair, Bones has some of that but the author keeps the momentum going where I would say most stories fail to do so. Also, Bones the dog, doesn't worry about any of that. He is a dog and has very limited care for things that don't directly affect him in the present.

I wont give away the ending of the novel but I will say that it is the first end of the world story where I actually cried.

Buy this book!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By susan on April 28, 2012
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i really enjoyed this book! although i may not have wanted to read a whole book about a dog, with very little paranormal content, or let's say, not nearly as much paranormal content as i thought there would be, the dog is a more interesting character than some human or supernatural ones in books i've read. but....i really wanted to read more about this amazing dog. i'll read anything that is interesting and well written, and this is both.

he's not speaking, mind you, and he's not paranormal in any way, but the descriptions of what the dog was thinking and how it interpreted what it saw was fascinating to me. the fierce loyalty and intelligence this dog showed really made me sadder than usual that i cannot have a pet (allergies). i certainly would love to have such a highly trained and protective spirit with me....the dog is quite a hero, but not in a cheesy, corny way.

the descriptions of the destroyed cities, cars, houses, the brutally clear descriptions of the violence in the stories, the gruesome descriptions of the human carnage, wounds and grim aftermath, were very well done. it's not just humans and dogs here, there's rats, birds and other dogs as well, acting, well, not as we usually think of them. the way the dog meets survivors and takes their side against the chaos is quite poignant.

in the first story, the science of how what happened to the world, and how it happened, was very well thought out, and i wish it could have been expanded- that idea is enough to fuel a big novel, and i kind of wish it had. loved the idea....too bad there was no attempt to show the media coverage at the moment of the disaster....it's always is something i love to read- the t.v. reporter on the spot suddenly notices something amiss....
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Heather L. Reasby on March 22, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. As an animal lover, and an owner of a German Shepherd, I definitely connected with Bones. There were many times that even though I knew there were further stories with Bones in them in the book, I was genuinely worried for Bones' safety.

**The editing in the third novella and the final short story get a little rough, so perhaps the author might go back and do another pass on them sometime. It didn't hugely impact my enjoyment of the stories, but it did jar me now and then.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Linda Curry on April 27, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book...was hooked from the beginning and was sorry to see it end. Well worth the price and I just wish I had a dog like Bones by my side to keep me safe and secure. Earns all five stars ! !
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Westreacher on February 25, 2012
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Congratulations to Mark Wheaton. A wonderful trio of stories, well-written, fun to read, and a terrific central character. While it may well be too violent for some, it's a series well worth reading. More, please.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Carroll on April 25, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this exciting, well written and unique collection of short novels about a dog named Bones. The post-apocalyptic world through the eyes of this amazing police dog held my interest through all of the stories, which span a zombie apocalypse, a massive earthquake disaster, and a chemical warfare disaster that decimates the human race. Throughout each of the page-turning stories, Bones aids and protects the humans that come and go throughout his life. The supporting characters are fully formed, the stories very interesting and Bones is an unforgettable main character. I was very sorry to see this book end.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By donna mcbay on April 26, 2012
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Couldn't put Bones down... read the whole thing in about 3 hours.. suspenseful, adventrous, horror, lovestory, all in one.. Cried, laughed, cringed, read parts outloud to my doggie.. Will pass this one on to family and friends!! Keep up the great work...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jaderoyale on May 18, 2012
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I got this book on a recommendation and was kind of skeptical about the "hero". Even after I had begun reading, I didn't think the story line would hold out. Two hours later, I am turning "e pages" as fast as I can possibly read. Cheering for my new hero and sometimes even biting back a sob. Yes, the hero of the book is a police trained cadaver dog...and the story really works. Good boy! That's right Bones, you're such a good boy!
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