- File Size: 582 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Publisher: BookRix (January 29, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 29, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GFN3TDK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,341 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
The War On Horror: Tales From A Post-Zombie Society Kindle Edition
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Most of the zombie action comes fairly late, as the author spends a good deal of time developing main character and his desperate living situation, and the many quirky side characters, laying a foundation for why they would do something so risky. The MC is in a relatable amount of trouble, but he's such a spineless jellyfish who lets his obnoxious room-mate walk all over him to such an extant it does become frustrating.
WHere the story really shines is the social satire, as the author mercilessly skewers both ultra-liberal and ultra-conservative with a dry, sardonic humor, through the lens of zombies rather than real world conflicts over race, gender, disabilities and so on. The low cunning of the candidate milking the public's lingering fear and hatred of the mostly-harmless undead on his way to being elected bears more than a few similarities to a certain orange-tinted sack of failure, the only thing missing would be finding out the election results were hacked by Russian vampires.
The only off note is that although the novel clearly takes place in the USA, the author uses British terms like Prime Minister rather than President and boot rather than trunk (re: car), and it's not clear if this is to place the story in a world that's not quite our reality, or if it was a mistake.
I was seriously impressed by how the author wrote a tongue in cheek zombie book when keeping it light, fun, mildly gory, etc. A great romp which caused me to download his two other books. I don't think the author is writing for the money as all three of his books are free. I will immediately start on another and be back with a review.
I very much enjoyed this book and the writing style. I believe the author to be very talented and hope he continues to write and hopes those reading this mini review take a chance on this author.
This story could easily make an excellent movie, or - with a slight assist from fickle fate - a book with hundreds of reviews and thousands of sales. This book is quality. Much like Walt Morton's superb AMERICAN GHOUL, this is a jewel waiting to be discovered amidst a sea of zombie mediocrity (which rather resembles in its mindless and pointless repetition the zombies themselves).