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Down the Road: On the Last Day Paperback – February 1, 2006
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"The ending was mind-blowing. That has got to be the best revenge scene since The Count of Monte Cristo"
"Down the Road: On the Last Day" is enjoyable reading for anyone who likes apocalyptic stories and a fast-paced action or horror novel. Those who choose to read at a deeper level will enjoy the novel's social criticism."
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It's a conspiracy kooks nightmare. Not only to south Texans have to deal with zombies and each other, but the United Nations.
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Down the Road: On the Last Day is an enjoyable book that is just pure fun to read. I found the only times I put the book down for an extended time were when I was trying to fend off book-induced nightmares. For the past several years, I've read zombie fiction to almost the total exclusion of any other type of recreational reading, and to a certain extent I tend to believe I've read it all. This extensive background still didn't have me prepared for the horrific sights and scenarios in this book! If you are a fan of purposeful gore, this book should be right up your alley. Ibarra certainly isn't one to throw around gore without a reason!
The ending was amazing. It fit the book perfectly - which means that it wasn't a quick fix and then everyone is happy forever kind of ending. The book ends just as it starts, gritty, heart-wrenching, and utterly unforgettable!
The book is a fast read and the action is good. The gore is described well, and it turns out to be a very fun read.
The sex scenes, like in the first book, seem a little awkward and uneccessary, as if they were thrown in mostly for the author's enjoyment, but it's not enough of a negative to impact the story. Also, the story could've done with a few less characters, but that's just me nitpicking.
Both books are heavy on the NWO\Illuminati\Global Elite conspiracy theory, with the U.N. attempting to take control of the country. I don't neccessarily subscribe to those consipiracy theories, (I do know people who do), but I do find them wildly entertaining, so it only added to the story for me.
All in all, it's a fun read. If you enjoy Zombie fiction, than by all means, buy not just this book, but the first Down the Road book as well. You'll be glad you did.
Which brings me to the other flaw in this book: the Zombies were incidental -- the climax of the book is the fight between the townspeople and the UN Forces -- you could have replaced Zombies with killer ants, werewolves, a plague and the book would have been the same.