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Well worth the Kindle price if you like a good zombie yarn.
Firstly, most of the dialogue reads exactly like it would if you asked a 5th grader to act out a zombie movie based on Saturday morning cartoons. It's easy and predictable, and often so stereotypical that it makes you wonder if it's meant to be satire.
There are major plot points that are badly contrived as the authors attempt to shoehorn the zombie story into the titanic story. For instance, when Weiss, the scientist is on the run to escape the German military, it is just assumed that he would hide by boarding the Titanic. Because it's a big ship? Wouldn't he be much more hidden boarding a vessel that wasn't on the front page of all the newspapers? In this book, everyone assumes that Weiss will board the ship and I never saw any true motivation for the ship to be involved.
I've never rolled my eyes so much reading a book. If this book were turned into a movie and they didn't change any of the dialogue, it would be turned into a drinking game.
Theodor Weiss is a scientist who was enlisted by the German government to study a mutation of the bubonic plague which has arisen in Manchuria. He isolates an infected witch doctor and gathers a vial of the infection to study it in hope of finding a cure. The government has other plans and when he learns of their sinister intentions, he destroys his lab and makes off with the vial. He sees the massive Titanic as a perfect hiding place. Unfortunately, a government agent is on his trail and follows him onto the ship, stealing the vial and releasing it in the 3rd class areas.
This book has no regard for history and alters it as it sees fit to move the story along, but this isn't the kind of thing you read to learn something. Even the zombie lore is a bit questionable. But this book is pure fun and the short chapters and wealth of action scenes make reading quick and satisfying.
In the first few chapters, the authors go to great lengths to set plot in motion and ground their fantasy in the real world. Pre-war politics, realistic bio-chem research, believable zombies, everything is consistent and makes sense in this world.
And that quality follows through in the writing. what could have been a quick and dirty knockoff has quality writing: it's obvious the authors care about their product. I did notice a typo or two right at the beginning, but from then on was swept away by the story and the writing disappeared into the background.
This book convincingly brings together the doomed voyage of the Titanic and zombies. The conceit of scientists and governments trying to control a plague and use it for their own goals is very believable. The authors obviously put some effort into making the Titanic and its voyage as realistic as possible. They used historical facts, background details, and actual people involved. There was Captain Edward Joseph Smith, J. Bruce Ismay (managing director of the White Star Line), Thomas Andrews (architect of the Titanic), and even the band that continued to play as the Titanic sank. I've come across these details before in other books about Titanic and that made the story seem more real, or at least more believable.
As for the zombie part, the plague spreading in a contained environment, fighting zombies in tight, enclosed spaces and the desperate need to contain the plague all had me on the edge of my seat. I was cringing in the right places, creeped out in the right places and cheering in the right places.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its was fun reading a different titanic story. Zombies, who'd have thought? I liked the change. Good story plot. Very enjoyable.Published 2 months ago by M. Mata
It would have been better if the characters and plot were more developed.Published 3 months ago by George B.
I love the Zombie genre and this was such an unique story line on this genre. It was a fast steady read, was hard to put down. Read morePublished 5 months ago by milpool
Hey, this was a pretty good horror story! The Titanic as you never imagined it. You think it was a huge iceberg that sank the unsinkable Titanic? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike Nardine
Interesting twist on the true and tragic story of the titanic. This book is not for everyone, but as a diehard zombie book reader, I found it interesting. Read morePublished 7 months ago by APUser
I enjoyed this and was sad when I finished it. Nice little story to give a different perspective on the sinking of Titanic.Published 7 months ago by Rose Christo
This was a nicely paced story about zombies on the Titanic. If you are into zombie stories you will like this.Published 8 months ago by James R Thurston
sends chill down your spine,,,Just picture a boat full of zombies with no where to go ....Published 9 months ago by Donna . P
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