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I read a LOT of post-apocalyptic and without question, this is a top of a line story. There is good character development, some realistic science considering there are zombies involved and a copy editor worth their weight in gold.
Highly recommend and look forward to the second installment.
ETA: I just read it a second time and didn't realize just how much I missed the first time. Cannot wait for the next book. Bravo!
This book is actually quite enjoyable. Take the zombie apocalypse, skip 8 years ahead, and then tell the story of humanity learning to deal with the psychological and cultural impact of having survived. This is a story of rebuilding and rediscovering, of humanity and their desperate need for belonging and security. Zombies just happen to be in the book. That's how I like my stories, exploration of human nature first, monsters second.
Not to say that this book lacks action: the action scenes are great. The author knows how to take you real quick from comfortable to gripping your chair with your fingernails, in a way that reminded me of the movie Signs. The last 10% of the book is such a frantic rush of nonstop burning action that you'd better hope you've got time set aside to read through it all, because you won't want to stop. And the action scenes are choreographed very well.
Characters grow quite a bit and are likable, villains are not cliched or vague, the setting is fleshed out and breathes with life, and the plot advances at a steady pace. Tension is maintained right up to the last sentence in the book, with no trailing off.
This book means that there are now two authors in the world I can stomach who write zombie books. This was well done and didn't spend the whole time just dwelling on "Hey look, gory zombies! I'm trendy!" The author actually put a lot of time into thinking it through and making his take on this genre unique and interesting enough that it felt new, and I was eager to learn more. Despite hating this genre, I can confidently recommend this book to anyone who loves a good action story which takes a real hard look at what it means to be human.
A first novel for the writer which shows a lot of polish and talent, enjoyed it a lot. Look forward to seeing where the story goes.
Second, the title is the only weak link in this work. Generic nouns don't tell you how thrilling, moving and ridiculously engaging this story is. The genre is zombie apocalypse, but don't prejudge. If you like zombie, this book will pleasantly surprise. If you don't, the human drama will make you forget the genre.
The greatest pleasure is that Humphreys is so confident a writer. You can trust him with your time and emotions. Enjoy the ride.
This is a solid work, some rough spots but I'm interested to read the next installment.
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