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Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead Paperback – October 3, 2012
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Firstly, most of the dialogue reads exactly like it would if you asked a 5th grader to act out a zombie movie based on Saturday morning cartoons. It's easy and predictable, and often so stereotypical that it makes you wonder if it's meant to be satire.
There are major plot points that are badly contrived as the authors attempt to shoehorn the zombie story into the titanic story. For instance, when Weiss, the scientist is on the run to escape the German military, it is just assumed that he would hide by boarding the Titanic. Because it's a big ship? Wouldn't he be much more hidden boarding a vessel that wasn't on the front page of all the newspapers? In this book, everyone assumes that Weiss will board the ship and I never saw any true motivation for the ship to be involved.
I've never rolled my eyes so much reading a book. If this book were turned into a movie and they didn't change any of the dialogue, it would be turned into a drinking game.
Theodor Weiss is a scientist who was enlisted by the German government to study a mutation of the bubonic plague which has arisen in Manchuria. He isolates an infected witch doctor and gathers a vial of the infection to study it in hope of finding a cure. The government has other plans and when he learns of their sinister intentions, he destroys his lab and makes off with the vial. He sees the massive Titanic as a perfect hiding place. Unfortunately, a government agent is on his trail and follows him onto the ship, stealing the vial and releasing it in the 3rd class areas.
This book has no regard for history and alters it as it sees fit to move the story along, but this isn't the kind of thing you read to learn something. Even the zombie lore is a bit questionable. But this book is pure fun and the short chapters and wealth of action scenes make reading quick and satisfying.
I read this book in one day. I have only done that with one other book in my life and that was years ago.
I highly suggest you read this book. It has a serious twist as to the protagonist. I was a bit disappointed with the ending but it was still predictable.
Well worth the Kindle price if you like a good zombie yarn.
Deck Z, was the second book I have read about the Titanic and zombies being on board the ship.
The first was, Titanic with Zombies, which was also very good. Yes, you guessed it, I liked this book too, and would recommend it. Essentially both books have a distinct similarity, there really is only so much action you can create when you trap zombies on a ship you know is going to sink. The books, have different approaches to how the zombie creating process arrives on the ship, of the two I am going to give Deck Z the higher marks, but I am not giving any details away, no spoilers here. Character wise, both books have the need to stay true to history with certain characters, the passengers and crew aboard the Titanic. They both do a superb job of intertwining the real people within the cast of fictional characters, yet again, Deck Z, takes it a bit further and gives some of the Titanic crew more depth to their history.
The Titanic was the ship of dreams, and this story makes it the ship of nightmares that walk, moan, and attempt to devour you. Well written and created with an attention to detail that not many horror writers place
in their works, I would definitely add this to any zombie book collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting twist on the true and tragic story of the titanic. This book is not for everyone, but as a diehard zombie book reader, I found it interesting. Read morePublished 20 days ago by APUser
I enjoyed this and was sad when I finished it. Nice little story to give a different perspective on the sinking of Titanic.Published 1 month ago by Rose Christo
This was a nicely paced story about zombies on the Titanic. If you are into zombie stories you will like this.Published 1 month ago by James R Thurston
sends chill down your spine,,,Just picture a boat full of zombies with no where to go ....Published 2 months ago by DONNA. P
Think James Bond meets World War Z meets Titanic. I loved this book and read it in three sittings. This would be the perfect book to read while traveling over the upcoming... Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Marks
I loved how the author combined the story of the Titanic with the craziness of zombies. Really interesting.Published 2 months ago by P. Hawkins
Quit reading about a third of the way through. I just don't care about any of them.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Couldn't get close to finishing it...but that's just me. Fun premise though...Published 4 months ago by C. C. McNew