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Wish in one hand...,
This review is from: Zomblog: The Final entry (Paperback)
In the first Zomblog, Samuel Todd starts the journal to chronicle his encounters with various groups, including some survivors trying to fortify a warehouse. In Zomblog II, Meredith, a companion of Sam's, takes over the journal. She is pregnant with Sam's child, but gives the baby up for adoption to a couple staying at The Warehouse Complex, and finds refuge in a mansion after taking on a group called The Genesis Brotherhood. Her pseronality is nothing like Sam's, and it showed in the journal entries.
I was really hoping Meredith wouldn't be continuing the journal in the third installment, but she was. Meredith continues to be self-centered, and I'm still surprised anyone would want anything to do with her. For reasons never made known to the readers, Eric Grayfeather accompanies Meredith on her quest to reach Vegas. No matter how much he does for her, she still complains. For example, while everyone else is dying of starvation, Meredith whines about having to eat venison all the time.
The first portion of the novel has very brief and stright to the point entries, but, as the two travelers begin to cross paths with several other survivor camps, the entries grow longer...especially when Meredith has made a bad situation worse. I enjoyed reading the contrasts and comparisons between the various camps, but it made me sick how some of the survivors practically worshipped Meredith just because she keeps a journal. It made me wonder if they actually read all the entries.
By the end of the novel, the entries are detailed descriptions of interactions with other survivors, and include a backstory about a fight over Vegas between two military factions. I also enjoyed the entries describing the way the Native Americans claimed territories and forbid any non-natives to enter. The politics of the post-apocalyptic western states provided some very intersting scenes The Final Entry.
Now that this trilogy has come to a close, I would like to see TW Brown write a stand-alone zombie novel.