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Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse puts you right there in the center of the mayhem, on both sides of the grave, playing both besieged human and dedicated zombie. A must-buy for the wormy meat puppet in all of us. ----Adam-Troy Castro, author of Z Is for Zombie and V Is for Vampire

A clever and entertaining read every time you dig in you never know quite where the ride will end, but it's always a trip! ----David Dunwoody, author of EMPIRE

Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse is goofy, gruesome retro fun! ----Richard Lee Byers, author of Dissolution and The Captive Flame

About the Author

DeAnna Knippling is a freelance writer, editor, and designer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. She has published short stories in numerous publications, including Black Static, Big Pulp, Crossed Genres, Penumbra, and more. Dante Savelli is the first pen name ever used by John Jackson and Ken Chapman of League Entertainment. Inspired by a 1970’s comic book secret society and a joke about staring at goats, Dante’s name and biography were created to shield the first time authors in case the book tanked. Today, John and Ken write as Jak Holding (get it?) and their books can be found online and in book stores (probably in the bargain bin). If you’ve seen an early copy of Choose Your Doom with the photo of Dante, that handsome devil is a friend of theirs - and is single.
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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Doom Press (November 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061538921X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615389219
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,402,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lyle L. Perez on February 9, 2011
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I was contacted by Doom Press a few months back asking about reviewing a new type of Choose Your Own Adventure book. When they told me that it was titled, Choose Your Own Doom! Zombie Apocalypse! I was interested. A Choose Your Own Adventure book where no matter what you do, you die. It's a fun concept.

Your mom is the owner of a restaurant. While she stepped out, the town is completely overrun by fast moving zombies. You do what you can to survive, but there are too many of them. You get a phone call from your girlfriend to meet at the bank. Now it's entirely up to you on how you want to die!

Zombie Apocalypse! had me a bit confused at the beginning. I have a hard time reading books where I'm the main character. I pushed through and died very quickly. That was fun. I started reading again and this time I made it a bit further before I was infected and died. I read through it a few more times until I finally got the story where I was a zombie throughout most of it. I figured out how the infection started and how it ended. Well, for me that is.

If you're into the type of books where you get to control the story, then this is the book for you. Just keep in mind, each time I read through the book I died. The writing and storyline was pretty good, some of the ideas were a bit of a stretch, but somewhat believable. I will have to give Zombie Apocalypse!, 4 Undead Heads out of 5.
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League Entertainment`s latest offering in the realm of innovative fiction is Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse. Co-authored by Deanna Knipling and "Dante Savelli," the novel is a deliberate parody and homage to the Choose Your Own Adventure genre that became popular in the 1980s. The beauty of this particular parody, however, is that it is also a credible entry in the very genre it sends up.

The writing style and tone of the novel are light-hearted and deliberately evocative of the interactive books I remember so well. As a young teenager, I was an absolute fiend for those titles; I remember fondly the Time Machine series in which readers walked among dinosaurs and samurai warriors, the Choose Your Own Adventure books (I particularly liked one about a "supercomputer" that achieves artificial intelligence and befriends is owner), and the Zork fantasy "what-do-I-do-now" tales. At a time when "interactive" computer games were simply text on a screen, such books offered a truly immersive experience to the young reader.

Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse does this for adults, proving that both the genre itself and this particular offering hold up today despite two and a half decades of cultural and technological evolution. I was hooked from the first pages, immediately drawn into the events in a small town suddenly (and violently) beset by zombies. Also from the first pages, it is obvious this is not a book for children; noses are bitten off and skulls are broken open with grudging but self-aware glee by the book's characters.

One thing the novel does not do is take itself too seriously, nor should you expect it to be deep literature. The protagonist grasps the problem more or less from the outset (as do his buddies and girlfriend).
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Choose your own path books hang on three elements:

1. Are the story bits good?
2. Are the decision points fair?
3. Do the resulting tales work?

Both of these element are important. The many-pathed tale has to actually read well (well enough that, if you give up trying to explore the branches and just read through it, it's still fun), and when you get to each branching point, you can't be furiously shouting that your obvious choice isn't even listed -- "I'm not going to run down the corridor, or hit them with the shovel -- I still have the shotgun I picked up three flips ago! Plus, what about that ladder I just passed?" Or, worse, "No, no way I'm going on there, I'm not that stupid, I'll just wait for my friends to catch up and -- wait, I can either go in carrying the gun or the shovel? Those are my only choices? What the -?"

The authors of "CYD: Zombie Apocalypse!" hit all three of these elements well. The writing is clean and witty but carries the story along, too. The story itself is more than a simple "Zombies!" survival tale -- the various settings, characters, and hints at the explanation for the zombie rising keep things moving along at a brisk and interesting pace. Until, of course, something eats your face, or infects and turns you ... at which point you furiously flip back a decision point or two, and try again.

The decision points are reasonable, and it's amazing how quickly you can go wrong doing the "right" thing when your very survival is on the line (I fear I will not last long during the Zombie Rising -- I have a tendency to run over and help people).
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By Sunny on October 29, 2010
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I've already heard about this interactive book from friends; can't wait for it to ship. You get to choose your own adventure - zombie style! Friends say there's lots of challenges and strategy in making decisions that keep you alive and a lot of different outcomes. I know I'll read it again & again trying different choices. I will review again once I get it and read it 2 or 3 times!
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