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- Print Length: 214 pages
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- Publication Date: June 6, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D8MMQRC
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More About the Author
Let's see...I wrote Living With the Dead, which is probably how you found my author page. LWtD was a serialized tale set in the zombie apocalypse. It's a little different from most zombie fiction in that it's told in real time and in blog format. Which means that you got a literal day-by-day look into the lives of people working to survive and rebuild in a world destroyed by the dead.
In March of 2013 I went full-time as a novelist. Since then I have published three novels--Victim Zero, Dead Will Rise, and Next--and have many more planned for the near future. For more, check out my author website (which is a blog) at JoshuaGuess.com
That's my work, though. I want to share a little about me as well.
I'm an avid and voracious reader. I have been since I was a kid. One of the things that pushed me to write in the first place was a deep love of the art form. In LWtD and "Beautiful", you'll see a lot of my personality and interests coming through. I've had a lot of hobbies and I'm almost pathologically curious, which shows in my writing.
For example my character in LWtD, who is simply a fictional version of me, has skills that include: Martial arts (Aikido, Judo, and some sword training), training as an EMT, a nurse's aide, Fire/Rescue, Carpentry, and many others. His scope of knowledge is wide and random, from physics to history, horticulture to biology. All of that stuff is from real life. I'm a huge nerd, and I love to learn.
I'm a big fan of animals. My wife and I have three cats, two dogs, and a pair of ferrets. We're right across the road from a nature preserve, so we get all manner of winged fowl in our neighborhood, as well as deer wandering our streets. It's pretty neat to have nature walk so casually across our paths.
Pretty random, I know.
One thing that draws me to authors is reading or hearing them talk about the craft of writing. Too often, it seems, writers forget that in fiction the idea is to entertain. At least, that's what I hope to achieve. It isn't my intent to beat anyone over the head with my beliefs, but instead to provide a good reading experience and hopefully make people sit back and think while they enjoy.
It is also my goal to be as interactive and responsive as possible. Part of the reason I set up my author website as a blog (other than my lack of ability as a webmaster and unwillingness to overpay someone to build me a website at the moment) is because I love talking with readers. I'm thrilled to get emails from people that have checked out my work. I love reading reviews and responding to them, good or bad.
That's me in a few hundred words.
Top Customer Reviews
I have been following Joshua Guess' Living With the Dead for several years now (I actually read his blog daily) so I was expecting to enjoy Victim Zero but was not expecting to be this impressed. My only problem with Victim Zero was that it was way too short... don't get me wrong, this isn't a novella or anything (I would guess it would be about 200 to 250 pages and covers a lot) but when reading, the end came way too quickly. I literally did not put Victim Zero down until I had finished reading it. More, give me more!!!!
Victim Zero can be read as a stand alone novel. As a matter of fact, if you are not familiar with Living with the Dead, get this book first. It definitely ties in with the blog and its resulting collection of books, but you do not need to read the blog to understand the book. I think that they compliment each other, but reading and enjoying the book is not dependent on following the blog.
If you enjoy zombies, human nature, action... get this book. Guess has become a master, a must read author whose insight into humanity--the good and the bad--is undeniable. He makes you think and question, "what if this happened?" It is so plausible, that I can't help but think that this is the way that the world will end, a combination of curiosity and greed. Way to go, Joshua Guess!
Fast paced and quite frankly nice and long. Long enough I wasn't left thinking "what?" But short enough I was happy at the end and ready to read the next installment. I will buy the next book. Supporting independent authors is an important way to help keep new and inventive writing coming. There isn't a single NY Times best seller I would pay money for (or the outrageous price for). I *will* buy Joshua's next book.
Not to many Zombies, but just enough to add to the story, the real bad guys are us, humans, worse than any Zombie.
For a man to do what he had to do and the way he did it, made the whole story so much more believable.
Recommended for any Zombie action story readers, but don't expect the obvious. This is better.
Too much awesomeness in them. Super huge man with superior brain portrayed as sometimes an unstoppable tank, and other times a bubbling idiot. I don't understand his motivation... Is it to find his parents? Find a cure? Just survive? Be some type of morally beaten down misunderstood hero? It seems every time a concept or possible motivation is introduced to him, it quickly changes. Not that people don't change, but the guy was suicidal and then decides to risk everything to find him parents, knows they were alive, then gives it up? I just don't get it. But that's me projecting.
I just don't find the morals or justifications believable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good story, but has some technical knowledge gaps like shaping a point on an aluminum rod using a grinding wheel... never do that. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
Just finished book 2 in this series and so far a great zombie series! Highly recommended! Great action, plus a little bonus zombie evolution past the typical Romero zombies...Published 2 months ago by CT
Read the blog...loved it. Read all the LwtD books. Same reaction. This book. Guess whst? No different.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written and exciting. I liked it so much I got the second book in the series.Published 2 months ago by W.T. Evans
Love, love, love anything by Joshua Guess and this definitely didn't disappoint!Published 3 months ago by Kristen P.
Excellent post apocalyptic story. Very believable process of characters and storyline. You will not be disappointed in this one. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is so wonderful to read a well written, well thought out book. Satisfying, even when it's the end of the world as we know it. Victim Zero is such a book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SpacedMom
I generally tend to like Zombie Apocalypse novels more in theory than reality and I'm finding Victim Zero difficult to review. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sherry Hagenson