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Length: 202 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Dhar puts a completely new and unique spin on the typical zombie novel...Another unique trait this novel holds are the truly strong and well-developed characters. Unlike many novels of this type, the focus isn't solely on the walking dead and the havoc they reap, instead a tremendous amount of time is spent focusing on the character development, the evolution of the characters as they progress on their trek to safety...Zombiestan is truly a thrill-ride of a read. Don't let the zombies frighten you way from a truly impressive read." 
-       Jenn's Bookshelves
 
"With Zombiestan, Dhar introduces a new an interesting twist to the classic zombie story...Zombiestan is very engaging, and incredibly easy to get caught up in." 
-        Devourer of Books
 
"Zombiestan, with its international setting, non traditional zombies and fast paced action gives the zombie subgenre a fresh new spin and a novel that I feel can easily appeal to hardcore zombie fans and those new to undead literature...Zombiestan is an early contender for my favorite zombie audiobooks of the year, and one I hope gets the appreciation it deserves." 
-     The Guilded Earlobe
 

About the Author

Mainak Dhar is a cubicle dweller by day and author by night. Mainak has eleven books to his credit including the Amazon.com bestseller, Alice in Deadland. Learn more about him and contact him at mainakdhar.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Severed Press (June 11, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 11, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055KTC2M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mainak Dhar is a cubicle dweller by day and author by night. His first `published' work was a stapled collection of Maths solutions and poems (he figured nobody would pay for his poems alone) he sold to his classmates in Grade 7, and spent the proceeds on ice cream and comics. Mainak was a bestselling author in his native India with titles published by major houses like Penguin and Random House and with one of his novels (Herogiri) being made into a major motion picture. In early 2011, he began to use Amazon to reach international readers through his ebooks and became one of the leading independent authors in the world with more than 100,000 books sold in his first year. Mainak is one of the top selling horror authors on Amazon worldwide and in March 2013, became the #1 bestselling Horror author on Amazon, momentarily unseating Stephen King. His bestselling Alice in Deadland series is being made into a TV series in the US. Learn more about him and contact him at mainakdhar.com.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jerald W. Vohs Jr. on August 26, 2011
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I didn't know what to expect from this book, and it took me awhile to buy into the story and the characters. Once I was there however, I found this book to be very different from 'normal' zombie fiction. Zombiestan comes from an incredible imagination, and is probably the best edited download I've purchased this summer. Thank you, Mr. Dhar, for this outlandish, crazy, and downright fun take on Zombies. I look forward to your future works!

J.W. Vohs, author of Zombie Crusade
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39 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 14, 2011
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I figured for 99 cents, how bad can it be?

Pretty bad.

Slight spoilers (I only made it like 5% of the way through before giving up in disgust).

Apparently mixing radioactive material, a virus, and another poison with the explosion of a missile results in a zombie virus. All right . . . I could somewhat suspend my disbelief and go with it.

But then we learn that the virus not only zombifies its victims; it makes them gung-ho terrorist jihadists who tie black turbans on after rising from the dead and then begin spreading the plague. I wasn't sure I'd read it correctly when he described waves of black turbaned zombies rampaging through America, so I skimmed forward and . . . yes. Yes, he did.

Take a pass on this one.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A long time ago... on August 29, 2012
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*****THIS IS NOT A SPOILER FREE REVIEW!!! IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON READING THIS - STOP NOW!******

I got this for free, when notified about it on Facebook. Being a fan of various genres, I thought I'd give it a shot. Much like watching any Saturday night movie on the SciFi channel, it's about four hours of my life, I'll never get back. The zombies, aren't, since they can run, talk and basically think. They can be shot to pieces, including head shots, and not go down. Add this to the somewhat thin characters and very basic action scenes, as well as the reason the zombies are created (original, but kind of silly) as well as the plodding plot, and this is just not a well done book. If this was the first draft, I could understand the problems (especially with ranks in the military, hey, hit Wikipedia, there's a whole list), but that's just careless, sloppy background work. If you're looking for a great zombie novel, grab Philip Nutman's WetWorks (no, I'm not the author, but I have read it several times) as well as others that are more worth your time and money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Zebrowski on February 23, 2012
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After reading "Alice in Deadland" I wanted more of this author's zombie novels! I immediately purchased "Zombiestan." If you are a fan of the Zombie genre, you will likely enjoy this book. The story follows a small group of unlikely friends (a teenage boy, a teenage girl, her 2 year old brother, a Navy SEAL and an elderly female professor) who are trying to survive. Somehow these heroes learn to rally together to survive against Taliban Zombies who are extremely fast (Dhar ignores the slow-walking, foot-dragging zombie stereotype) and frightening. There is nothing more chilling than the author's description of a hoard of Taliban soldiers who are becoming more and more capable of carrying out their psychotic plan to destroy the world and convert every human to their cause. I found myself on the edge of my seat and read this book in 1 to 2 sittings. Unlike "Alice in Deadland" this story has no conspiracy theory, but is just a fight of good (humans) against evil (Taliban created zombies). Plus, for 99 cents you can't go wrong!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on August 7, 2011
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This is a zombie book that I really liked. I never thought I'd actually enjoy reading about the care and protection of a group of people like I did in this book. I think the writer is a younger man beginning his writing career and this is a very good book and I hope to read more from him in the future. The only reason I gave for the four stars instead of five is, Sir please fogive me, the characters and story is a little less developed than I think it could be. On the other hand, the book 'as is' is a fun and homey read. Aspects of this work got through to me and I related to more than works by other more 'accomplished' authors. Mr. Dhar, good work, Sir. I hope to read more from you. Thank you for giving hours of enjoyment in my life!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sytrohs87 on April 23, 2012
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Not the best zombie book I've ever read, but better than most. At times witty and engaging.. a must read for zombie enthusiasts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marina Fontaine on May 31, 2013
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I'm not into horror in general or zombies in particular, but the idea of Taliban zombies just sounded too intriguing to pass up. I'm glad I took a chance on this one. The characters are realistic (and, unlike most horror stereotypes, actually SMART). The action is non-stop, and the fight scenes are clearly written and exciting. I liked it being set in India instead of yet another American suburb. I liked that the American soldier is portrayed as heroic; that growing up and taking responsibility is is a major theme; that the male lead does not immediately "hook up" with the female. And yes, I did like the innovative origin of the zombies that made them extra scary and unlike the "normal" zombies that populate cable TV (really, what would have been the point of that?). I expected more humor, but this is essentially a straightforward horror story, done with little irony and a lot of heart. The one character I didn't much care for is the child. He was not written consistently, to the point where I was completely confused about his age (he needs a diaper but speaks in complete sentences, obsesses over a toy car yet is entirely cool and collected when the plot requires it). Some people might have a problem with the ending, but I thought it was perfect (then again, I am not generally a horror fan, so take it for what it's worth). The editing could have been better, but did not take away from the enjoyment. Recommended to lovers of zombie genre, military thrillers and coming-of-age stories. The author may actually consider marketing it as YA (13+) since it is actually very clean and not as "gross" as one might assume from the zombie premise.
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