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!