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Dead, but Not for Long by [Kinney, Matthew, Anders, Lesa]
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"'Dead, but Not For Long' is one of those books that grips you right off the bat. There are plenty of grisly kills - but the book really excels in the moments of levity . . . The characters are richly drawn. . . It is a wonderful blend of funny and smart . . ." - Amanda Lee, The Macomb Daily

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The sequel is now out! If you enjoyed this book, please consider reading Pestilence and Promise: Dead, but Not for Long II.

For more information about our books, please visit our website. kinneyanders.com

To contact the authors, please e-mail us at deadbutnotforlong@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Matt and Lesa

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  • File Size: 2374 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Publication Date: December 22, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AS4RCDG
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This is an absolutely hilarious novel and I love it. You'll never look at fried chicken the same again.
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If there is any reason why someone should read this book, it is for the character, Eric Wapowski. His character is one of the most interesting characters I've ran into while reading the zombie fiction genre (I guess it's redundant to write zombie fiction). This guy is a douchebag to the Nth degree. Always looking out for number one. He's an idiot that is initially guided by his stomach, his ego, and his stalkerish desires to still be with his ex wife (the relationship years dead). It's very funny material. Some might find him annoying, like his cohorts in the story (what?! You're still alive?!), but I really enjoyed every scene that Eric was in. And there's the rub. When the main characters in the story get to down to brass tacks, and start fortifying their location (a small hospital), Eric's storyline is pretty much discarded except for a few snippets here and there. His initial motivators (hunger, bravado, and laziness) that occur in the beginning, get forgotten, or at least get put on the back burner. Ultimately, he's shown the door, but to the author's credit, it is done in true "Eric" fashion. Like him or not, he really moved the needle in this story. That's my overall gripe about the book. In my opinion, Eric was under utilized, as were a few other characters in the book. If this was truly a collaborative effort of two authors, I think the dichotomy shows in the story. It almost seems like there was a "Character" author whose primary function was to develop character, and the "Plot" author who moved the story along. By the end of the book, you had an ensemble cast, and the authors didn't know what to do with them. Fortunately, this is zombie fiction, so killing some of them off was a convenient exit strategy.Read more ›
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Let me start by saying I do NOT read Zombie books (until now.) This is one of the best books I've read. From the first page, I found it riveting. One of those books you can't put down. I was sad when it ended. Great cast of characters. Never boring (trust me.) All around good read.
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One of the things that makes a good zombie novel is the characters that are fighting them. You have to relate to them on some level and be rooting for them. The last few zombie novels I read disappointed me in that area. I did like most of the characters in this. I had a problem with parts of the story however. The character of Eric is a little over the top for being stupid. The author overdid it a little with that character's personality quirks to the point that he stopped being believable. And he starts the story with Eric being one of the main characters and then he sort of disappears and sort of becomes an afterthought. Keith is another character that starts out being the main one. Keith stays more relevant to the story but fades too. The character of the stupid nurse once again is to over the top to be believable. The author switches gears too many times in the story so it doesn't flow like it should. That being said, the second half of the story when he introduces the bikers and the physical therapist and the little girl does tend to flow much better and he sticks with the characters. The action scenes are sufficiently exciting and I did want to read more which is really important. Overall not great but not a bad read.
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the book.

If you're a (self-proclaimed) zombie aficionado like myself, you know that Hospitals = Death. So I was delighted to see a book break that mold. Dead but Not for Long shadows a diverse group of survivors as they work together to secure just such a death trap while continuing to care for patients. Physicians, nurses, patients, security guards and even a hardcore group of do-good Christian bikers fight for their lives, and the safety of their new sanctuary as death takes hold of Lansing, Michigan. Dead but Not for Long is multifaceted. There is no shortage of gory zombie action paralleling the personal growth of each character. Difficult choices are made and loved ones are lost.

One of my biggest worries when asked to review a book from an author is that I won't enjoy it. The last thing I want to do is hurt an artists feelings. Lucky for me that was not the case with Dead but Not for Long. Apparently all those trips to the ER for Matthew Kinney worked! Kinney captured the dynamic between doctors and nursing masterfully. I enjoyed the comedic relief that Marla, the dimwitted nurse brings to the table. I spent a lot of time shaking my head and thinking 'this fool is giving the rest of us nurses a bad name'. She actually managed to mix up administering a suppository and stuck a Motrin up a poor patients pooper.

Another source of humor (mixed with an abundance of disgust) was Eric, the fat security guard and all around sociopath. Zombies really scare the piss out of him. No really, I mean this literally. I've never seen someone urinate themselves so many times.
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