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- Publication Date: December 15, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B006MV7I6U
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This book and the rest of the series which I purchased within two days of each other were pure action set on greased wheels. I loved going into the stores,
going through abandoned homes, killing zombies, and Gus was so down to earth, loved the guy. Writer kept me very entertained and I hope to see more in this
series after Hellifax which I picked up this evening. GREAT BOOK KEITH add more to the series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Speaking of zombies, these are good old school Romero-style zombies. There's some good zombie-fighting action in this story.
I don't like to get into spoilers about the story line so I'm not going to get into that. I'll just say that it's a good story with well-written characters that you get involved with. I liked it well enough that I just bought the second book in the series.
The best thing about Augustus Berry is that he isn't some kind of superman. Just a regular joe who stumbled upon a perfect hideaway - a house up in the hills, readied for the apocalypse by some now long gone previous owner. He has done a good job of settling in, especially when it comes to booze. He and his pal Captain Morgan are just trying to get by, heading down into the city to scavenge when necessary, avoiding the hordes of mindless dead.
He has had no contact with any other survivors, although he does sometimes hear them down in the valley when he comes across Scott, a survivor from yet another horrible scene, a serial killer. Yup, Blackmore felt like the zombie apocalypse wasn't grim enough, so he throws in a psychopath, who just tracks down survivors and tortures them. Yikes!
So Scott hangs with Gus, and they form up a pretty good team. Scavenge during the day and get blind drunk at night. Until they come across another survivor, this time a female one, who upsets the careful balance. So Scott heads out on a quest for the psychopath, leaving Gus to face up with an uncertain future and a crazy battle alone.
I liked it a lot. The writing wasn't anything special, but the story zipped right along, and I liked how much of a normal nutter Gus was. I could relate to his surviving mostly by holing up and getting drunk - seems like a reasonable response to the end of the world if you ask me. Gus sometimes goes off his rocker and takes on dozens of the zombies, but again, something I could believe. Blackmore doesn't waste much time explaining the zombie disease, which is fine by me. It probably wouldn't make any sense anyway.
So I'm onto book 2, Safari, to see what happens with Scott in his quest for the psychopath and Gus in the aftermath of a crazy paroxysm of violence. And to see what the psychopath is up to, although it's pretty grim.
Gus is drunk most of the time. He lives in a lovely house, not his, that he took over right after the gimps appeared.
The house is pretty much a fortress situated on the side of a mountain. He has solar panels that provide electricity, batteries that store the electricy, hot water, a well providing clean drinking water,food and lots and lots of booze. The booze makes it all bearable. Gus is, in effect, a drunk. A drunk who sobers up when he decides to makes his scavenging runs.
Gus does have to make those scavanging runs though. Gus uses a van he calls the "Beast." A van that can hold lots of supplies. Gus makes runs for more food, building supplies and everybodies favorite, toilet paper. That stuff's worth its weight in gold as far as Gus is concerned and he picks it up where ever he finds it.
Annapolis is the Town in Nova Scotia. Gus goes there when he's scavanging. He stays away from the big stores because he knows they've already been hit by anyone and everyone who's looking for food and other supplies. Gus sticks with the neighborhoods and hits houses. As many houses as he can hit in a day.
While on such a run he meets Scott.
Scott was with two other people. Teddy and Lea. The three of them were ambushed by a guy named Tenner. A Tenner who acted friendly just before he clocked Teddy and shot Scott. He took the other two to the basement and left Scott for dead.
Tenner butchered the two of them with a knife. Skinning and pulling out the guts. Tenner is a psycho and worse than the gimps. He's someone both Scott and Gus will be on the lookout for. He's someone Scott wants to meet again.
So begins one damned good read.
This one has Scott, Gus, runs for supplies, the gimps, a girl named Roxanne, a band of raiders, Scotts quest for vengence against Tenner and Gus in a fight for his life.
Just one good read and well worth those five stars.