- File Size: 202 KB
- Print Length: 22 pages
- Publisher: James C. Pourteau; 1 edition (January 16, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 16, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00S5LP3VC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,136 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Unconditional: A Tale of the Zombie Apocalypse Kindle Edition
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This is a short story (you could probably read it in under a half hour, I am a slow reader) but it gets your attention and won't let go until the end. You can't really say much about the story since it is so short without giving something away, but I highly recommend this story. Treat yourself to a great story, and hey, it is cheaper than a cup of coffee and will stay with you longer and you can read it over and over. Can't beat that deal.
Reading a story from the point of view of an animal is a unique experience. For instance, the dog refers to his owners as the Boy, the Baby, the Man, and the Woman. He also considers the boy his twin runt. This is an exceptionally well-written, character driven emotional ride.
Such a touching story! Yes, it’s a zombie story, but the zombies are not the point. It’s about the relationship between a dog and his boy, about love, loyalty, and loss. The dog’s point of view is believable and sweet. His story is both heartwarming and tinged with sadness. Well done all round, and I enjoyed reading it very much.
Unconditional takes place during some kind of zombie apocalypse. However, that fact is almost secondary to the story. Every zombie story I have ever read has been about what happens to humans and society after the undead have taken over, never giving any thought to how such an event would effect man’s best friend.
Without giving us a clue as to where we are, what happened, or why, Pourteau has crafted a story full of joy, sadness and terror, all from the perspective of a nameless dog. This tail (that’s right, I did) is unique in that there is no dialogue and the human characters are not in the forefront of the story. This is the first story I’ve ever read, told from the perspective of a dog and at first I thought this would throw me, but Chris pulled it off very well. The simple, loving nature of the dog is conveyed expertly and effortlessly.
I definitely recommend Unconditional! Not a fan of zombie stories, you say? I say, read it anyway, you won’t be disappointed.