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Zombies and Power Tools [Kindle Edition]

Alan Spencer
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Book Description

Will anyone survive the power tool massacre?
Four bodies turn up missing from their graves, wounding the town mortician while delivering a message in blood. The conspirators of an old crime vary in their resolve to confess just because of some vile message left by “pranksters”, but these “blackmailers” are stiffs, not to mention an impatient crew.
Living dead rise, town-folk fall and body parts scatter—everywhere.
The sheriff’s covering up and the local playboy has his wallet out, ready to pay off the crazies.
But wait, the living dead want a confession, and they’ve just added a wood chipper and a meat grinder and a saw and a. . .

Product Details

  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Living Dead Press (March 7, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004R1Q35O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,408,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood-splattering Fun May 3, 2011
The latest bloody offering from Alan Spencer is a fairy straight-forward story of zombies and power tools titled, you guessed it, Zombies and Power Tools. The premise of the story is that Sam Kolke, the owner of the local cemetery, gets attacked by four corpses. The corpses leave a message in blood of "CONFESS MURDERER" and soon, the local sheriff gets involved. Before long, Sam, Bruce (the sheriff), and Walter are all having to keep their secret from their loved ones, with Bruce going as far as to cover up any evidence of the zombie attacks. However, the newly revived corpses remain persistent in their quest to coerce confessions from the trio, eventually resorting to killing the townsfolk by unusual means: with miter saws, wood chippers, and other forms of power tools. Do the trio confess their murders and live or do they die with their secrets? The only way to find out is to read on.

For the first quarter of the story, there isn't much in the way of gore, as Zombies and Power Tools decides to build its story through Sam, Bruce, and Walter, as well as Sam's son Ryan and his wife Stacy. Throughout the story, references to Lillie Table and Frank Mueller are made, and they will be important figures to the story, as the reader will figure out. When the first murders happen, everything seems to snowball from there, and soon, the entire town suffers at the hands of the zombies, which grow in numbers as the story progresses through unusual means. No detail of how this happens is spared, and though it is unbelievable to many, logic does not apply in horror, movie or book form. The story itself is somewhat plodding, particularly the the first half, but like a puzzle, the reader will feel compelled to complete it just to see what the finish looks like. Want blood?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome but good! October 3, 2011
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Looking for a novel that contains murder, mayhem, and massacre on a truly grand scale? Here's one for you: Alan Spencer's "Zombies and Power Tools." This is a tale of the desecration of the dead, a terrible retribution, and atonement. It will keep you glued to your seat in horror, turning pages with repelled fascination.

I must start with a warning: this book is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. The story starts off with a gruesome jolt, and as the narrative progresses, the horror and gore accumulates and builds like a snowball rolling down hill. A blood-soaked snowball, that is. Mr. Spencer's imagery is very detailed and vivid, and he involves our senses, sight and sound and smell, causing the scenes to spring to terrible life. So while this is a very involving and entertaining read, my advice would be to avoid it at mealtime. Want to pick up a book while you nosh on that sandwich? Not such a good idea when the book in question is "Zombies and Power Tools." And that's a bit of knowledge I gained through first-hand experience.

"Zombies and Power Tools" is not simply a gore-splattered carnage-fest, however. It has a pretty good story, characters we can care about, and a healthy shot of mystery and suspense. Throughout the book, we wonder about the past misdeed that warrants such horrible butchery. Although we know who was involved, Mr. Spencer holds back on telling us exactly what happened. We receive the information gradually, so that the suspense builds even as the violence increases exponentially. When all is revealed, the actions of the zombies make a grisly kind of sense. And we see that there is something of a reason behind the dead springing to life and running amok with buzzing chainsaws in their decomposing hands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Make it a movie August 10, 2012
By pete w
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book could not put down and read it over a weekend, Hollywood looking for a great Halloween movie to make ! This would be great!!!!!!!!!!!
I have read all the authors books to date and they could pick anyone of them to make a classic horror film.

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4.0 out of 5 stars As Good as the SyFy Channel Offers April 7, 2012
Better than most zombie stories which simply have the Walking Dead shambling along biting and devouring everything in their paths and then going on to the next morsel. These zombies have a purpose...even if a few innocents have to be sacrificed to get them to their goal. Good characterization of the participants, making them not tried-and-true villains, but simply people who acted wrongly in a weak moment, tried to put it behind them, and are now living (and dying) to regret it. The titular hero and heroine, Ryan and Stacy Kolke, are particularly well-drawn.

It's a race to see whether the culprits will be brought to justice under their own power or if the supernatural will prevail. In spite of the sensation title (or perhaps because of it), this graphic and gory novel is as good as any zombie movie shown on the SyFy Channel.
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Alan Spencer is a horror author from Kansas City. His novels include "B-Movie Reels," "Psycho Therapy," "Cider Mill Vampires," "This Town Eats Everything," and "Washing Machine Holocaust." Alan Spencer's mission statement: cover you in blood. Visit him on Facebook or e-mail him at:


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