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  • Perfect Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Doom Press (November 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061538921X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615389219
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,719,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse puts you right there in the center of the mayhem, on both sides of the grave, playing both besieged human and dedicated zombie. A must-buy for the wormy meat puppet in all of us. ----Adam-Troy Castro, author of Z Is for Zombie and V Is for Vampire

A clever and entertaining read every time you dig in you never know quite where the ride will end, but it's always a trip! ----David Dunwoody, author of EMPIRE

Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse is goofy, gruesome retro fun! ----Richard Lee Byers, author of Dissolution and The Captive Flame

About the Author

DeAnna Knippling is a fiction and technical writer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dante Savelli is a fiction writer and motivational speaker living in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Every summer as kids, we would host one group of cousins or another and jump off hay bales, create mazes by crawling the patterns through the tall grass, and steal green apples out of the garden. We also branded calves, killed chickens, and stole steak knives to threaten skunks with. But that's growing up on a farm for you.

Now I write fantasy, science fiction, and horror--and most of it comes from the worlds that I created as a farm kid, one way or another.

My first novel, Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse, lets you choose how you're going to fight a zombie invasion. Warning: you die. Sometimes, you turn into a zombie and then you die. But can you save the world before you kick the bucket? See any major bookstore in order to buy a copy.

"This is how I like my zombies: fast and funny. Choose this book, and you won't be choosing your doom. You'll be choosing hours of gooey, gory hilarity."
- Steve Hockensmith, New York Times best-selling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls


Website and blog: www.deannaknippling.com.

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If you liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you'll dig this spin on an adventure book.
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A great, fun read worth your time.
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League Entertainment`s latest offering in the realm of innovative fiction is Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse. Co-authored by Deanna Knipling and "Dante Savelli," the novel is a deliberate parody and homage to the Choose Your Own Adventure genre that became popular in the 1980s. The beauty of this particular parody, however, is that it is also a credible entry in the very genre it sends up.

The writing style and tone of the novel are light-hearted and deliberately evocative of the interactive books I remember so well. As a young teenager, I was an absolute fiend for those titles; I remember fondly the Time Machine series in which readers walked among dinosaurs and samurai warriors, the Choose Your Own Adventure books (I particularly liked one about a "supercomputer" that achieves artificial intelligence and befriends is owner), and the Zork fantasy "what-do-I-do-now" tales. At a time when "interactive" computer games were simply text on a screen, such books offered a truly immersive experience to the young reader.

Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse does this for adults, proving that both the genre itself and this particular offering hold up today despite two and a half decades of cultural and technological evolution. I was hooked from the first pages, immediately drawn into the events in a small town suddenly (and violently) beset by zombies. Also from the first pages, it is obvious this is not a book for children; noses are bitten off and skulls are broken open with grudging but self-aware glee by the book's characters.

One thing the novel does not do is take itself too seriously, nor should you expect it to be deep literature. The protagonist grasps the problem more or less from the outset (as do his buddies and girlfriend).
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I was contacted by Doom Press a few months back asking about reviewing a new type of Choose Your Own Adventure book. When they told me that it was titled, Choose Your Own Doom! Zombie Apocalypse! I was interested. A Choose Your Own Adventure book where no matter what you do, you die. It's a fun concept.

Your mom is the owner of a restaurant. While she stepped out, the town is completely overrun by fast moving zombies. You do what you can to survive, but there are too many of them. You get a phone call from your girlfriend to meet at the bank. Now it's entirely up to you on how you want to die!

Zombie Apocalypse! had me a bit confused at the beginning. I have a hard time reading books where I'm the main character. I pushed through and died very quickly. That was fun. I started reading again and this time I made it a bit further before I was infected and died. I read through it a few more times until I finally got the story where I was a zombie throughout most of it. I figured out how the infection started and how it ended. Well, for me that is.

If you're into the type of books where you get to control the story, then this is the book for you. Just keep in mind, each time I read through the book I died. The writing and storyline was pretty good, some of the ideas were a bit of a stretch, but somewhat believable. I will have to give Zombie Apocalypse!, 4 Undead Heads out of 5.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sunny on October 29, 2010
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I've already heard about this interactive book from friends; can't wait for it to ship. You get to choose your own adventure - zombie style! Friends say there's lots of challenges and strategy in making decisions that keep you alive and a lot of different outcomes. I know I'll read it again & again trying different choices. I will review again once I get it and read it 2 or 3 times!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By j.a. kazimer on April 10, 2011
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So many ways to die. This book reminds me of those choose your own adventures books I read as a kid, but much, much deadlier. My first read through took about 5 minutes before I was zombie food. Since then I've improved to lasting a whole eight minutes. I've died in so many ways, and never the same way twice. A great, fun read worth your time.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Math_Camel on January 20, 2011
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This novel is fun. That's all I have to say. Reading it is like watching half a dozen zombie movies except you don't have to put up with dumb as dirt protagonists making the classic mistakes. You can make the "right" ones or watch the gory fall out from the "wrong" ones.

I also really enjoyed the creative touches like the cause of the zombie plague and the settings. The art is also incredibly awesome. Seriously, there's a zombie with a duck for a head. How can you not love that?
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