- File Size: 692 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Publisher: Hedgehog Press; 1.3 edition (December 25, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 25, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GBTRM6Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,471,352 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I gave The Z Contingency a five star rating only because that was the highest rating I could give it. If I could give it my own rating I would give it a hundred stars. I am sitting here typing this and thinking that you are probably wondering why I would give it a hundred star rating. Am I right? Of course I am and I am not being sarcastic at all I am just saying. No, no, no seriously the reason I would give it such a high rating is because I have told my family over and over again that the zombie virus could actually come true. Maybe not in the way that we think or have seen on tv or even read in a book. The thing that I have said again and again is that the CDC has all kinds of viruses and a lot of them. They have so many that there is no way we could ever know what or how many they have. But of course there is no way they are ever going to let any kind of information like that out in the public either. So yes I do believe that there may be a virus at the CDC that could actually start a zombie apocalypse.
So therefore I really and truly loved, loved reading The Z Contingency so, so much. I was like yes a book where the virus came from the CDC just like what I have been saying all along. While I was reading it I would get so mad at myself because I couldn't get into it. I know that doesn't make any sense right? Well let me explain ok it is like this you know how a writer gets writers block well I had reader's block while reading it. I hate getting readers block so bad especially when you are reading a book that is out of this world.
Ok now that I have told you how much I really liked the book let me tell you a little of what the book is about. There are a couple of the characters that work for the CDC and they are Gary and Natalie. They study these viruses and try to find a cure for them. Gary has this gift of predicting a virus outbreak. Gary is working real hard on trying to find a cure for a hemorrhagic fever virus that could make people act like zombies, but before he can find the cure the CDC starts sending people on furlough. Gary is not real keen about this idea at this particular time but unfortunately he has no choice.
But when someone breaks into the CDC and yes I said break into the CDC, a friend of Gary's Simon his roommate from college calls him up to help him find the person who stole the virus hopefully before it is let out in to the world and infects millions and millions of people. Gary needs Natalie's help in finding the cure so after Simon finds him they start out on a quest to find Natalie before it is too late to save the world. Will Simon and Gary find Natalie in time? Can Natalie and Gary save the world from the biggest catastrophic events of all time? Pick up your copy of The Z Contingency today to find out. You will not regret it if you love zombies!
I really enjoyed the more scientific approach this book took. I believed that the author had done adequate research. Also, there were early questions of right and wrong and the moral complexities that would be involved here, adding some thoughtfulness without being too weighty. And it was a relief to be able to relate to the characters of Simon, Gary, and Natalie especially. The fact that the book is broken up by chapters with the “bad guy’s” perspective is interesting too, and these parts kept the tension going while also giving the reader insight the “good guys” didn’t have as they tried to stop the spread of the virus.
There were a few scenes that felt a bit forced, such as when Simon and Gary encounter rednecks and Simon kills them…which just kind of happens and they never look back. Also, the long ago college love-triangle element I didn’t think needed to be there at all, and sudden discussions about it in the midst of serious situations didn’t fit very well.
BUT, overall, I liked the pacing, the character development, and the way the story unfolded. The zombies were believable without being outlandish, and the gore elements were humanized so that this wasn’t just some fun romp of killing the undead.
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