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Day by Day Armageddon Paperback – September 29, 2009
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From the Author
The online journal was intended to immerse the reader into the world that was Day by Day Armageddon--J.L. Bourne's vision of one man, on the run from billions of undead, surviving against all odds.
After months of posting regular serial updates, Bourne began the laborious task of writing the novel version of the underground online cult phenomenon. Suspecting that a traditional publisher might alter his work and take away the raw feel of the journal outlining the fall of humanity, Bourne originally published his work non-traditionally and unconventionally. He wanted the story out there for everyone to enjoy. He wanted it untouched, as a real post-apocalyptic journal might be. He was quoted as saying, "there are no publishers or editors in the apocalypse."
Several publishers contacted Bourne before he was approached by Permuted Press. The two quickly came to an agreement and went to work. The first edition was re-mastered to the underground cult classic it is today.
Handwritten notes, underlines, scribbles, random thoughts and other unique markings gave the journal a chillingly realistic (or was it surrealistic?) feel.
Day by Day Armageddon has since propagated massive interest among fans of post-apocalyptic and zombie fiction.
As a result if his cult success, J.L. Bourne was approached by Simon & Schuster on the prospect of joining up with their Pocket/Gallery Books divisions to release Day by Day Armageddon to the mainstream. It was not long until Day by Day Armageddon was headed to the printing press on a 50,000 copy first print run.
Since that time it has seen many, many printings.
The sequel to the original cult classic aptly named, Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile is the wildly successful follow-up to Bourne's first novel. Go ahead, click the Buy Now button, but first, lock your doors.
Top Customer Reviews
I prefer the zombies I grew up with: slow, shambling and not too smart. No matter how entertaining or well-written, I don't really want anything that differs too much from the traditional "rules" laid down by Romero in NotLD. A few fun little twists are okay, but when you start radically changing the zombies just to be different or "extreme," you change the entire nature of the threat and start messing with your reader's expectations... Chances are they bought the book because they are a zombie movie fan and they expect your novel to play by the rules; if not by the "classic" Romero rules, then by the "new" rules set forth in 28 Days Later or the Dawn of the Dead remake.
Just when I'd given up hope of ever finding such a novel, I stumbled across Day By Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne. Finally, an author who delivered just plain old-fashioned Romero zombies! I will note that there are some fast zombies later in the book but these are well-explained and used sparingly. Far from being distracting, these fast zombies actually add to the horror. Kudos to the author for satisfying fans of both fast and traditional zombies--not an easy thing to do!
The story, told in first person journal format, kicks off with the narrator (an unnamed U.S. Naval officer) making a New Year's resolution to keep a journal. As the days progress, he comments on his life and various problems he's noticing in the news, particularly about a mysterious disease outbreak in China...Read more ›
An issue that some people had with the first book was perhaps the intentional diary approach to the book, with typos left in and even the text a bit rougher than you would get from a traditional novel. That is no longer an issue, as the format of this book is more traditional, with no errors in the text, intentional or not. I myself had no issues with that previously, but with it gone, it is one less point of criticism that someone may have with this type of storytelling. We once again get a diary of a military officer facing down the zombie apocalypse and this one picks up where the last journal ended, under ground, in the nuclear missile silo the author has dubbed Hotel 23, shortly after an attack by hostile survivors that failed to penetrate its defenses.
This is once again a personal journey of one man, with other people entering and exiting the story at different intervals. The characters in the first novel that are with the main character in Hotel 23 remain, but do not play a pivotal role here.Read more ›
Moving right along....
I know I am gonna get blasted here, given all of the 5-star ratings for this book. I'm Ok with that, because I struggled with writing an honest review because I wasn't thrilled with the book, and writing a lukewarm review because I heart JL Bourne and didn't want to piss him off. Honesty has won out in this epic struggle. But hey, JL? I still heart you, man.
Another reviewer, lou villaflor says:
"Big fan of the first book (and the zombie genre) so I couldn't wait for this second book. For those that have read the first book, Bourne doesn't disappoint as takes you through a journey of survival but the book literally dumps the reader in the last 30-50 pages(can't tell because I'm reading from a Kindle). It's almost like Bourne had to go somewhere and rushes through the ending. For example, they are attacked by an unknown and unexplained party with high tech weapons, they shut down the fort, evacuate, fight off the Z horde, end up in the carrier base and is forced to go to China-all this with very scant depth-it leaves you empty; especially after you've been on this great journey with the main character. WTF?
3 STARS IS ABOUT RIGHT."
I could not agree more with every single point, though I think it was more than the last 30-50 pages that are...off.
I totally heart JL and was waiting with trembling fingers to get my hands on a copy of this, as the first book was so entirely fabulastic that I just KNEW this book was gonna be ace. It was not.
It wasn't a BAD book, it just wasn't up to par with the first one.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this in little over a day. I enjoyed it and will definitely continue with the series. A character who isn't a super genius super soldier and makes mistakes, but learns... Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Seether106
I've read a variety of EOTWAWKI books from folks like John Wesley, Rawles, Glen Tate, Angery American et al - in other words procedural 'prepper' novels. Read morePublished 4 days ago by T. Kadrie
This was a pretty good book. A little dry and lacking a lot of action. There was still enough action to keep the story interesting.Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
A refreshing view of the zombie apocalypse from a miłitary perspective. The next installment sounds promising. Looking forward to itPublished 8 days ago by Doc Redbat
My first venture in to the Zombie Genre, but this series is well worth the read, I normally don't like fist person point of view writing styles, but this one really works well. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jimmie Scott
Great read if you like zombie stuff .very smart book...easy read does not plod along like some booksPublished 12 days ago by Richard Bachetti
This is one of my favorite series. if you like zombie book you will love this storyPublished 12 days ago by J. Moore
Really good read. Enjoyed the characters and the story line. Look forward to reading the sequel. Wondering how it will end.Published 13 days ago by Shane