Sunday 30 October 2011

Review - Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Jones

Zombie Apocalypse!Zombie Apocalypse! by Stephen Jones

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads

Controversial plans to build on the site of an old church in South London releases a centuries-old plague that turns its victims into flesh-hungry ghouls whose bite or scratch passes the contagion on to others. Even worse, the virus may also have a supernatural origin with the power to revive the dead.

My review

I love zombie books and this one is different from most of the others I have come across in that it is accounts of how the outbreak starts and effects people and spreads via twitter, blogs, letters, diary entrys etc. I liked that it gives you how the outbreak begins and really liked the peoples experiences and how it spreads and their encounters.

However just under the last quarter of the book changes and becomes silly, silly songs about zombies, short stories being written by a survivor and a script about zombies for a movie, I mean as if you would be making stuff up like that during a zombie apocalypse. It actually really annoyed me and took the book from a 5 star rating down to 3. Definately worth reading but I think you might find yourself skimming as you get to the end of the book as it just isn't as good as the first 3 quarters was.

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  1. Well the start of it sounds good, I like stories about virus outbreaks (I'm weird I know).

  2. yes I too was a bit disappointed by the end of this one but liked the way that the various contributing authors utilised Twitter etc in their stories!


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