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Sven the Zombie Slayer (Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Guy James
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Book Description

When a zombie outbreak of unknown origin hits their town, strongman Sven, gun-lover Jane, track star Lorie, and video game warrior Milt find that their lives have become entangled in zombie gore.


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  • File Size: 1033 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GEWYV8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best I've read in a while May 19, 2012
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I randomly came across this while trolling for free zombie novels, the name made me laugh ( I knew a Sven, he was into alternate health and fake bake tans) so I downloaded it.

It was well written, funny, gory, had a plot that hung together to the end and excellent character development. Sven and his group are all people you can relate to, and that's key in a zombie story. You want to root for the good guys and care what happens to them, otherwise what's the point? The situations they were placed in were realistic, (well, you know, for a zombie story) they did things you can actually imagine doing and having to do in that situation, and dealt with it as well (or not) as anyone else. I could even relate to the 'bad guy' and how someone could really have just gone off their rocker in the same way. I whole heatedly hated the guy because of the realism of his character, just like I loved Sven, Jane and Lorrie (who is nuts in her own little way, but in a way you could "get").

I enjoyed it so much I immediately got the second book, which disappointingly was a short story and didn't have nearly enough Sven, but I will definitely be watching out for other books by the author.

Totally worth a read!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars silly fun July 7, 2013
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This is just silly fun from a free e-book. It's not revolutionary or changing the genre but it is a good simple Zombie book. The characters are likable and the action is plentiful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sven and friends battle zombies May 26, 2012
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Any fan of zombie fiction knows the quality of books varies wildly - you just have to learn to sift through some pretty weak efforts to get to the really good stuff. So take a shortcut and just grab "Sven the Zombie Slayer" as fast as you can. You will be reading one of the best zombie books I've ever read.

The book involves a zombie outbreak in Charlotte, Virginia, with some nice gory descriptions of stinking, decaying, falling apart zombies and lots of furious action by the humans trying to survive. Sven, the main character, is a bodybuilder whose muscles cover a basically non-violent heart. He is joined by his ex-girlfriend, Jane, 17-year-old Lorie and Sven's cat, Ivan. All the characters have strengths that help the group survive the zombie invasion, sometimes to the amazement of their companions. Jane is a pragmatic, efficient woman who stands up under the stress without ever once clinging to Sven's big, strong biceps. Lorie is a tough girl who leaves the adults feeling like maybe they should protect her, but then again maybe they should protect everyone FROM her. And the cat's not just a cute little add-on, he's a smart feline with great instincts about who to trust. Nope, he doesn't talk, he's just a regular old cat, loyal to his tender-hearted owner and confident as only a creature with 9 lives can be.

Milt, a slovenly, small-minded, grandiose comic book store owner, adds a lot of comedy to the story, despite being the most exasperating character in the book. You know how in scary movies the main character usually blunders into situations that endanger him and the rest of the cast? And he does it time and again? Yeah, well, Milt plays that role in "Sven the Zombie Slayer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Excellent February 16, 2012
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I was pretty engrossed in this book. I read it in all of three nights (very late...or early? nights...mornings?). The action was good, the characters were fun and interesting, the zombie action was intense and kept me reading further and further into the night. With a title like Sven the zombie slayer, I expected a rambo like lead character who was just blowing zombies away the whole time while unknowingly (secretly knowing but never admitting) being saved from zombie oblivion by his smaller, slower, smarter sidekick. Nope (well not exactly). The lead characters name is sven and thats as close as I got with my presumptions about what turned out to be a quite awesome zombie read. I would recommend for all zombie fans. Very good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outside the box January 30, 2014
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This was a different take on the outbreak than I've read in the past. Great job Guy James on thinking outside the standard box. He's got a talent for the details and I enjoyed his description of events and characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BOOK September 19, 2013
By branham
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THIS IS QUITE A GOOD BOOK.I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.ITS A DIFFERENT VIEW POINT THEN OTHER ZOMBIE BOOKS. SO MANY DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative, captivating & original... July 30, 2013
By Fremy
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When I first got this book, I thought it would be mildly amusing at best but, turns out it was well-written & quite entertaining. A good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like zombies... July 19, 2013
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Good plot, good characters, even some thoughts on the nature of good and evil. Well written with just enough humor to make it realistic. I enjoyed it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
you go Sven
Published 2 months ago by MARK JOHNSON
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Good action with tongue in cheek. Characters believable in an apocalypse. Open for a sequel, which I would totally read.
Published 6 months ago by Danbo
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
I am in my 40's and decided that since the book was Free I would read it on my camping trip. The begining of the book is a little slow with all the jumping around to different... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kattie
4.0 out of 5 stars :)
This turned out to be pretty good. I am not a fan of Charlottesville, VA, so it tickled me that it started there. Decent writing; GJ didn't ramble or preach much. Read more
Published 9 months ago by dahak-LOD
4.0 out of 5 stars My First Zombie Book
Okay. I watch The Walking Dead. I like it. So I thought I ought to check out a zombie book from Amazon to see how they fare. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Susan Wise
1.0 out of 5 stars Shoots and misses the mark
I think it was meant to be humorous but it just irked me. The characters are caricatures that you are presumably supposed to hate or root for. Read more
Published 14 months ago by squishy
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good zombie story
You have to be careful when reading zombie apocalypse fiction on Kindle. You can run into some real duds.

Sven the Zombie Slayer by Guy James is no dud. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Josh Vasquez
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombie fan
Really good read. At first I thought I was not going to like this book but after I got a few pages in I was hooked. It is a great twist on the zombie theme. Highly recommend.
Published 18 months ago by Michael Boston
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking Intelligence
I didn't finish the book. I rarely leave a book unfinished, but I just couldn't justify continuing this one. None of the characters were likeable or even interesting. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Emery Davis
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More About the Author

Hi all,

I'm currently working on a post-apocalyptic love story.

Thank you for all the support. You may contact me at any time at guyjamesfiction@gmail.com

Best,
Guy

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