- File Size: 434 KB
- Print Length: 24 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ford Forkum (May 2, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 2, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00806SB5W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,370,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Alien Invasion of the Zombie Apocalypse Kindle Edition
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Book Info: Genre: Horror/Sci-fi Satire Reading Level: Young Adult and up
Disclosure: I picked up a copy on Amazon when it was free; I also noticed the author was wanting reviews, so I'm happy to provide an honest review
Synopsis: In a satirical combination of two end-of-the-world scenarios, a zombie plague is quickly followed by an alien invasion - in a time when humanity is already struggling with vampires.
Landing dead center at a college campus swarming with zombies, the aliens soon realize that their abduction mission is going to be quite a bit more complicated than they'd imagined. The presence of vampires only makes the situation worse.
Will humanity survive the dystopian absurdity?
My Thoughts: The tone of this book reminds me a great deal of the works of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. This is an extremely silly little tale, but lots of fun to read for those of you who, like me, enjoy the extremely silly.
Mashing together a vampire infestation, zombie uprising, and alien invasion, you'll laugh at the antics of the aliens, roll your eyes at the vampires, and generally wonder WTF this guy was on when he wrote it - but you will definitely enjoy the ride. Recommended if you like to laugh (and who doesn't?).
Forkum put a brilliant twist this story. I was expecting one thing, and got something much better. Aliens coming to Earth with plans on destroying things, only to find out Zombies have already done the job for them. And what else happens that I enjoyed? No, no, I can't reveal that here. You need to read it for yourself.
What I can discuss is the writing. There is nothing spectacular about the writing. It's not going to be the "next great literary story of our time." First of all, I don't think there are many of today's writers who'd be up for that honor. I don't really care about that anyway. What I do care about is that the writing is clearly intelligent enough to for a humorous yet moist read. Authors can throw together a piece and I'll just put it down because it's too dry, tries to be too clever by being too wordy, and other ways that harm a story (in my reading eye).
In short, since I may have started a tangent with that last bit, I greatly enjoyed this story. I was refreshing. It was a bit off the normal look on zombies and doomsday. The solution to the conflict was amusing. And there was also a good use, but not overuse, of commentary on the state of human beings. All in all, if you like a bit of humor, some zombies, aliens, and vampires, you might like this story. It takes no time at all to read and will leave you with a smile.
I don't want to give anything away, but the title says it all: an alien force invades Earth but their plans are foiled when they unknowingly land in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. This is such a brilliant story idea that my only complaint is that it is a short-story. I would love to see what Ford Forkum would do to this story if he were to expand it to a full novel. The characters are interesting and entertaining and deserve further development. If the plots were explored in more detail, this would provide more hilarity and action in an already fast-paced, exciting adventure.
Bottom line: This is a great read, but I want more. Ford Forkum got my attention. I am now interested in other works from this author.
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