Saturday, May 10, 2014


By Michael W Garza

Let me preface my review by saying I normally don’t like anything zombie. Never have. The thought of being eaten alive by dead people is just gruesome. But, that’s the nature of the beast. I always wonder what happens to the zombies when there aren’t any more live people to eat.
What will a mother and father do to keep their son alive? Or at least some semblance of life. This story gripped me from the beginning to the end. Very compelling. Just like the cover to the book. That’s what made me read it to begin with.  It kept staring at me from my kindle.  I downloaded the book for free.
Poor Alex as he finds himself in some type of burial site that I assume was full of decomposing zombie bodies. This was never explained in the book, which I feel should have been. I mean, it wasn’t that far from their farmhouse. How did he get there? How did he actually get infected? None of these questions were addressed.
And then there’s Angela and John Mason, mother & father. Angela is the domineering and slightly psychotic member of the family. She convinces John to do anything to keep their boy alive. He needs to be fed. So the scenarios they concoct to bring people to their house to feed their boy are ingenious. But mistakes happen, and one of their victims escapes.
Realizing what his son has become, John still tries to maintain a normal life by going to work every day. That’s when the ramifications of their actions hit him in his moral face. And now it’s a race against time and zombies to protect his family.
Garza does a great job in explaining how the zombies look and smell. Makes my nose wrinkle just thinking of their zombie breathe. And then there’s Angela and John, a pair to draw too. John is always bending to the will of Angela, until he sees the truth of what they’ve unleashed on the unsuspecting town of Evansville Kansas. With moral dilemma comes growth. But is it good or bad?
A dark entertaining tale, one I would highly recommend. I did spot a few typo errors, but not prolific. This story gets 4 feathers

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