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The Lazarus Culture: A Zombie Novel Paperback – July 25, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Living Dead Press (July 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935458248
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935458241
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,732,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was fast paced and held my attention -- couldn't put it down even when I was too tired to keep on reading at night.
Barbara Martin
Still, I felt some parts of the story were rushed and perhaps the author could have expanded on them a bit more to make the story even more compelling that it was.
Patrick S. Dorazio
To my knowledge it is not used by any US law enforcement agency and is definitely not used by any branch of the Armed Forces.
Chet

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Chet on November 29, 2009
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Now that that the zombie bandwagon is at a full gallop, a plethora of novels by amateur author's has filled up the shelves. I give many of them an A for effort, but ultimately the final grade must be an F.

This book is no different. One dimensional characters, ridiculous dialogue, unbelievable scenarios, bad sentence structure etc. etc.

And whatever happend to research? An Army general with two gold stars? A General officers rank is designated by silver stars, 2 silver stars = Major General. A secret service agent carrying a 357. magnum revolver? All law enforcment officers no matter what agency are issued automatic pistols in whatever caliber that agency deems necessary. And what is with the Uzi? I see this weapon appear in almost every zombie novel. The Uzi is a room clearing weapon with a short range and is not a very accurate weapon. To my knowledge it is not used by any US law enforcement agency and is definitely not used by any branch of the Armed Forces. A little research goes a long way.

I not sure what others posting reviews about this book are thinking, or what constitutes a good book to them? But their reviews once again suckered me into buying a failed zombie novel. Hopefully you won't make the same mistake!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Holtman on February 17, 2010
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As some previous reviewers have noted, an explosion of this type of literature has resulted in many zombie novels being published by publishing houses devoted exclusively to the genre. Unfortunately, it also has resulted in some examples of atrocious editing, cruddy grammar, and spelling-via-phonetics-only. This is one of those "novels."

The plot turns and twists were far more unbelievable than the average zombie novel, there was an oddly gratuitous and violent sex scene that appeared from out of nowhere, and there was a really unattractive jerkiness to the narrative. Ugh. What makes this really unacceptable, in my opinion, is that there was no warning that this novel appears to be the first of a series. I know I'll stay far away from those sequels.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patrick S. Dorazio VINE VOICE on December 29, 2009
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The Lazarus Culture is a traditional zombie tale that spends a good deal of effort on setting the stage for the zombie apocalypse with some interesting details as to how the zombies come about. The story moves forward from there, sliding into the a full blown apocalypse and how the parasite that brings about the zombies morphs them into something totally different by the end of the story.

Chris Kearns is a Secret Service agent on loan to the CDC and is dealing with some strange parasite that is bringing the dead back to life. He works closely with Doctor Marlene Peterson who has discovered some of the first cases of infection and the odd situation where the dead are coming back to life. This story follows these two, along with Chris' family as he tries to figure out what is behind the mysterious parasite and then as they try to stop it from spreading across the country and across the globe.

The story is entertaining although the dialogue seemed stiff in several places and some of the story didn't resonate with me. I really liked the first part of the story when Chris and the Doctor are trying to figure out what the hell is happening and why the dead are coming back to life. Several small anecdotes set the stage nicely for what is about to happen (an elderly woman attacked in her home, a man who suddenly turns into a zombie, a couple of teens wandering into a dark cave they shouldn't be exploring) but when Chris starts going on one mission after another things weren't as interesting for me. When he goes to rescue his kids it keeps the level of tension the author has built up going strong but then his rescue of his father didn't hold my interest as much. Neither did a later mission where he clears a mansion of mutant zombies that didn't seem to be necessary to the plot.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 26, 2010
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I thought the story had enough twists and turns that set it above a lot of what has already been written in the zombie genre. Had me through to the end. This one of two book I ordered from Barnes and Noble.
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Another very enjoyable book on Zombies from my favorite source for zombie fun LIVINGDEAD Press, keep up the great work guys, I'm loving it!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 13, 2009
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Great read, I loved the way the dynamics shifted in the middle of the book. Kernes and Marlene were a great team. And I liked the way the book was more intelligent than a lot of the zombie books out there. The scientific stuff was cool, but not over the top.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. D. White on August 13, 2009
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Interesting read. Expecially when characters get reintroduced after being killed. I would deffinetly pick up another zombie book before reading this one.
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