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Biters - The Reborn (Journalstone's Doubledown Series) Paperback – April 11, 2014
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Synopsis: Harry Shannon's Biters is classic noir set at the end of the world. Buck Ryan can't get enough of Sarah, but she's had more than enough of her husband. To win the girl for good, all Ryan has to do is kill the man, steal his money and survive the zombie apocalypse on the way back. Piece of cake.
Marcus Ryder ended the Great War with one shot in Brett J. Talley's The Reborn. He comes home to a brave new world where reincarnation is scientific fact and a simple blood test can reveal exactly who a person will be even before they are born. But when he is chosen for an elite unit that punishes people for their crimes in a past life and stops crime before it starts, Ryder begins to question what he knows about morality and justice. And all the while, the mysterious figure that plunged the world into war may be on the rise again
Buck Ryan and Dog take a road trip to hijack a van load of guns and Oxy in order to buy back their freedom and a former stripper named Sarah. Unfortunately, the road happens to be overrun with Biters and betrayal. It may be time for Ryan to “Kill it or let it go.”
Ex-cop, Marcus Ryder, joins The Sheperds, an elite government squad that hunts down and terminates The Reborn in order to prevent future violence and keep the peace - Before or after, they are actually born. Marcus will soon find out that not every super special, top-secret government agency is always what they seem and may have sinister ulterior motives. The time of his choosing is at hand and he must choose wisely.
These stories were very different, but work well together in this volume. Both novellas were paced properly for the story lines and each writer definitely let their own voice shine through. 5 Stars! Highly Recommended!
To start, I must admit that when I received this book in the mail I was immediately skeptical. I know it's a mortal sin to judge a book by its cover but this one looks rather low-quality and self-published. My doubts deepened as I read 'Biters' and found that the first 10 pages are littered with profound editorial blunders that are exceptionally distracting and clang around the reader's brain like bullets bounding down a drainpipe. However, after a few pages the style and writing do settle down and my doubts were quickly turned to rapt attention.
"Biters" is a standard zombie motif with all the usual trappings of this popular theme. The dead are a bit quicker and more clever than those you typically see shambling about but they're essentially the same rotting rogues you've come to know and love from a dozen other books. What sets Shannon's work apart is the brutality of his portrayal. This author holds nothing back and his heroes do what they have to do to survive even if it might not endear them to the reader. Realities are harsh and vividly drawn in a way that I've not seen in any of the other weaker versions of this idea.
Talley's "The Reborn" is a complex social allegory on eugenics. The real joy of this novella is that it sums up so wonderfully the moral ambiguity of the idea of picking and choosing our offspring based on their genetics. We see all sides of the argument as Talley very skillfully makes us change our alliance throughout the course of the book and at the end you realize that you've somehow managed to be on every side of the issue at once. Talley's skill is undeniable and for the first time in a long time I found a book that made me regret the necessity of putting it down. Eventually, you have to eat but I have at least discovered that I can cook dinner and read at the same time.
In summary, I apologize furiously for my prejudice upon seeing this book in the mail. These stories are exactly the sort of grim, gritty and delightful retelling that make the apocalypse such a giddily popular topic. These two do the end of days justice and then some. Highly recommended from a former skeptic.
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