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Cure: A Strandville Zombie Novel Paperback – June 5, 2012
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That’s pretty much all happened prior to this novel and where we step into things.
In the novel we follow Dr. Nixon who has been giving access to the zombie virus. In his own private little world he is using the virus to experiment to find the cure for cancer. In his own little world though everything is done by his rules and his way. His rules are highly immoral and unorthodox as he is infecting the fetus’s of pregnant women (and impregnating these women in many cases) with the zombie virus to try to create a zombie stem cell that will solve the world’s largest disease.
So yes it’s that kind of twisted. As much though as you end up hating Dr. Nixon you are also going to hate his side kick Billy whose development was great. At least after the initial change where his character seemed like someone you’d almost feel sorry and root for to being a total scumbag right after. I didn’t feel that transition flowed well but when that is my only complaint about the entire novel (aside from having to wait for the sequel) that is not a bad one!
Inside the down of Strandville women of childbearing age are disappearing and a group of townsfolk who have lost their loved ones are gathering. They believe that the disappearances are related to the research hospital who has it’s own privatized security force and is completely on lock down.
Mix in a new security guard whose wife is there for an experimental cure for cancer, a pregnant woman who just signed up to be a security guard at the hospital, and her ex who is trying to track her down and the perfect combination of what you need for a page turner you can’t put down. Cure is a nonstop action filled and character driven book you are going to have no regrets reading.
While the human element is the greatest threat on all fronts don’t worry – zombies have their time to shine as well. While the moments are few and far between as the human horror is be far the greatest threat when the zombies do have their moments they shin in full undead force!
This is one of the most creative and unique zombie novels I’ve read in awhile and I can’t stress enough that you should be picking this one up immediately. You are all fortunate as the sequel is already out and while I haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet if it’s even half as good as this one you are not going to be let down. I’m also jealous that none of you had to wait for this one as I did.
Psycho doctor searching for a cure for cancer, inseminating women with the sperm of zombies...yep, that's exactly what is going on in this book. Dr. Nixon says his experiments are all about "saving people from needless death and suffering". He claims to be a healer looking for a cure, but he reminded me more of Dr. Heiter working on his "First Sequence" of his Human Centipede. He is sinister and heartless and extinguishes anyone that gets in his way.
On the last page, I kept clicking the next page button on my kindle app, thinking my laptop froze...nope, that was really how it ended. I recommend reading this one. I could really envision it all in my head. It would make a great movie.
1. The book is non-stop action so it's hard to put down because there are very few spots where the story slows down and you'll want to read the next chapter to see what happens.
CONS:. This book is just so unrealistic. I don't mean in a "Zombie apocalypse" kind of way but that the characters do no behave in ANY way that is realistic and what normal people would do. That is why I suggested the other books earlier in my review. Here are lots of examples.
1. There were several (I believe 10) women who were reported missing in this small town over the past year or so. However, the local police OR FBI are not involved in a search or knowledgable of these missing women.
2. Out of the Many of the characters who go to the Nixon Center to save their loved ones, I think only ONE takes a gun. You would assume that if you knew a place had your loved one, you wouldn't go in unarmed or with just a knife. These are all country guys who hunt so there's no reason more of them didn't have weapons other than to give the bad guys and zombies and advantage.
3. Once the family members have 100% proof that their loved ones are being held hostage in this hospital, they assume the BEST option to rescue them is to release tons of infected zombies in order to cause a distraction. Nevermind this puts them AND the loved ones who they are trying to rescue directly in harm's way.
4. Reid, who is Dr. Nixon's sadistic right hand man and muscle is chasing three of the male rescuers at one point. Although one of them is older, they could have EASILY just stood their ground and ganged up on him to kill him.
5. NONE of the rescuers (besides one of the main characters) look around for anything that could be used a weapons to help defend themselves.
6. At no point, although several of the rescuers had cell phones, radios, and even the hospital phones, did the characters think, "Hey, MAYBE we should dial 911 and get the police out here", especially after the zombies were released and they found out the exit doors were locked and all the glass was bulletproof.
7. Although the rescuers are all going in to save their loved ones, they don't hessitate to f**k each other over whenever they get a chance.
8. Billy, one of the selfish characters, holds a knife to his friend "John" in order to make him come look for his sister. How can you threaten to kill someone if they don't help you and then be surprised when they don't? Later on, after Billy is infected, he pulls a gun on John AND fills a syringe with his infected blood and uses it to threaten the group of people he is with.
10. There are NUMEROUS times the people could have run to safety but keep going back for stupid reasons only to get into more trouble.
11. Miranda, one of the girls who was captured in the beginning of the story left her ex-husband. When he risk his life to come and save her, it seems like she is still ungrateful and gives him sh*t throughout the story making him do things he doesn't want to do and putting his life in danger because she wants to try and save everyone.
12. Reid, Nixon's righthand man and muscle seems to have no motivation to follow Dr. Nixons orders. Nixon is not forcing him to do the bad things he does by holding his loved one (like he did with Zach) and its not like he's paying him lots of $$$. So, after the hospital is overrun and Nixon leaves Reid behind, I don't understand WHY he still follows Nixon and allows Nixon to threaten to kill him.
13. Nixon is a evil mad scientist/doctor but although all of the guys who work for him don't like what he's doing (except for Reid), they all do what he says out of fear when ANY ONE of them could have left after a day's work, contacted the FBI and tell them, "Hey, there is a doctor who has a secret lab underneath the hospital where he is doing biological experiments on women. All of these women who has gone missing over the past year are all there. Please go arrest him."
As you can see, there are many plot holes and this book just doesn't make sense. With several other zombie books out there, I would go with another choice. The characters are just unbelievable (except for Scott) and you even HATE some of the main characters (mainly Miranda and Zach).