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  • File Size: 1571 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Permuted Press; 2 edition (November 19, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 19, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006AFAKQS
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-While most college kids cut classes to party or recover from a party, Kevin Burke cut classes to run to the library and write down the short stories that would come to him like a flash of inspiration. He spent countless hours writing them all down- on paper! (It was the dark ages or something)

-Over the ensuing years, Kevin began to realize he observed the world differently from everyone else. While others didn't even notice it, he would wonder just how that stain got on the wall and create an entire backstory around it. Why is that woman crying? Why is that man holding a broken umbrella? Maybe that guy staggering down the road is a zombie! Kevin learned that anything can be weaved into an anecdote with the right dose of creativity. And the right dosage courses through his veins.

-When a friend told him she was scared of her boyfriend's gun, Kevin turned this into his first full-length novel. "In Hiding" is a thriller Kevin self-published at Trafford.com. (It is still available). One reader found the female protaganist so striking and realistic, she thought the book had actually been written by a woman.

-In 2009, Kevin and his younger brother co-founded Zombie Movie Night. Every first Friday of the month, they get together to watch movies. There is only one rule: they must have zombies in them. Kevin found the concept of loved ones turning against each other both fascinating and horrifying. It became inevitable that he would write a novel prominently featuring the living dead. In early 2010, he did exactly that. "The Last Mailman: Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Zombies" was recently self-published in the Amazon Kindle Store.

-Kevin Burke lives in upstate New York with his wife and daughter. Though he loves and fears zombies, he is completely unprepared for an outbreak and would be eaten within the first ten minutes.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Toasted Cheese on March 4, 2011
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Simply excellent. This is one of two books I have read the kindle teaser of that grabbed me right away. I actually stopped reading another book I was in the middle of to read this instead. Top notch from A to Z - the writing, the pacing, the plot devices, the entire package. I'm amazed that this book hasn't received more praise and isn't more widely known. In a veritable ocean of mediocre zombie books, this one is a shining pearl - I'd place it up there with Day By Day Armageddon (It has a similar flavor in certain ways, actually). The prose is extremely easy to read, and the first person present narrative really works in this case to keep the pace steadily high. The new ideas the author brings to the table are really interesting as well. Be aware, though, that the end is sudden, and a cliffhanger. That's my one small quibble with the book, really. Hopefully the promised sequel is available soon.

Bottom line: Buy it now. If you're even a casual fan of the genre, you'll love it. Chances are you'll like it even if you're not a zombie freak, really.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 6, 2011
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In Kevin Burke's The Last Mailman: Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Zombies, we're introduced to DJ Haddox, the "mailman" of the survivor colony of New York. In a world overrun by the undead, Haddox's role as mailman is to travel the wastelands to determine what happened to the family and friends the survivors left behind. Often all he delivers is closure, but sometimes that's all people need. Haddox is charged with a diplomatic mission to Atlanta when the plane his group is on crash lands in hostile territory. Now he has to get his fellow survivors safely to their destination so they can reach their ultimate goal - a cure for the zombie virus.

Zombie 411 - The zombies in this book stick pretty close to the archetype that Romero perfected right out of the gate. There is a twist later in the book that introduces sprinters to go with the shamblers, but it's handled pretty well.

The good - Even though there's a good degree of familiarity to this kind of first person, surviving the apocalypse kind of tale, The Last Mailman has a lot going for it. I like that it's set a few years after the initial outbreak, so we don't have to go through the whole predictable cycle of events and can jump straight to life in the new America. Burke also has a knack for offering very memorable characters that, love `em or hate `em, seem like real people. He also strikes a good balance between the flight and fight aspects of the story, allowing just enough time to catch a breath and reveal a little bit more about what makes these characters tick. It's also nice that in a fairly conventional zombie story he comes up with just enough new ideas to keep things fresh.

The not so good - The dialogue gets pretty...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Brown on May 20, 2013
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I'm sorry, but I cannot really give this book a good review. The book initially turned me off at the very beginning when the "hero" callously uses a shivering, freezing dog to lure out zombies. It did not get much better from then on.

The story is disjointed and filled with unrealistic contrivances (like a zombie flying a plane, crossbows that obviously shoot like machine guns, and all around silliness). The "mailman" is supposed to be some kind of great zombie fighter but mostly he is just inept. He leaves his guns and supplies, forgets to lock doors, lets zombies sneak up on him all the time (and he is the "good" zombie fighter).

The characters are not particularly likable or believable and overall the book just was not that good. I would not recommend it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AmberLight on November 8, 2012
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Great book and very entertaining but unfortunately I had to dock a star for a few things, esp. the blatant sexism. I do not consider myself a feminist but the women are portrayed as pretty little meek cry-babies who will jump into bed with any male because 'its the right thing to do'. Even Maria quickly changed her tone fast. I can handle a bit of this but the book is flooded with it and its not how real women are. Besides that... it still is a good book tho when I'm ignoring those crappy areas. lol
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Happy Amazon Customer on September 19, 2013
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A big fan of ZomFic, this book doesn't necessarily break terribly new Zombie fiction ground, but it is quite the satisfying read.

DJ Haddox is a good hero. The story is fairly fast-paced, when it needs to be. Most of the characters are natural and well-described. I liked the plot. Sure, some of the writing is uneven and DJ's character seemed a little inconsistent (he seemed to have changed, from the opening of the book when he was alone, once he was in a survival situation with a group of people).

What was different, and not usually addressed in Zombie stories, was the politics of a post-zombie apocalypse. The story elements about using women as breeders, as the "normal" human population has dwindled, or even bartering healthy women for a purported cure, was fascinating.

Speaking of the "cure" which turned out to be problematic, which added a great deal to the story, I did not like the super zombie element. That said, over all, I really enjoyed this book.

People who will love, or really like, this book are those who like to read everything in the genre. Think #zombie #bloody #goodread. Happy reading~*
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