Book: The Weepers or The Other Life
Author: Susanne Winnacke
Recommend: If you are looking for a short, not scary zombie book to read before bed..
I have a soft spot for horror. Gives me nightmares but for some reason I find myself enjoying the scare just as much as the next adrenaline junkie. This book definitely provided some thrills but was somewhat lacking.
At just under 200 pages, this was a short read. I felt like I was just getting to know who these characters were and suddenly the book is over with a short time commitment and less than satisfying end that is an obvious ploy for a sequel. The main character is a bit self-centered but you end up enjoying following Sherry around as she avoids the weepers with her rescuer Joshua as they try to find her father before it is too late. The last ten pages are the best in the book, as all kinds of new information comes to light for a final kiss and a horrible resting point.
While it had some decently scary monsters, this book needed more zest to keep up with me.
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Books: Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z
Author Max Brooks
Recommend: If you have a strong stomach…
I’ll admit right now that it has been a while since I posted. Real life just got busy and I was writing when I had free time. Finally this week I decided to delve back into the zombie books I was reading and finished this afternoon.
I picked this up on a whim honestly. I’ve been reading a lot of vampires and werewolves lately and so I figured, why not zombies? It seemed like the next logical step. I love and hate zombie movies. I love them cause they freak and gross me out and I hate them for the same reason. If you are expecting a straight through typical novel read- these books are not for you. The guide is honestly just that. Reading a fictional guide of what to do if zombies were to attack. The second is a long series of short interviews from people who survived and witnessed a worldwide zombie infestation. I honestly found it very interesting. It was the first time that I’ve read anything military related and it has held my interest. I kept going back to compare it to 28 Weeks Later, which I saw for the first time a few weeks ago.
I would warn the reader that this is NOT for someone with a weak stomach. If you can’t watch Bones and eat- don’t read this (yes, I’ve done it- not something I would recommend though). There is blood, gore and humanity at it’s worst in some scenes. This is also not the book for someone who is careful about what they read, or don’t have a good mental filter- read at your own risk- really. I don’t want to get a bunch of comments saying how they couldn’t read it because of the gore, etc. Consider yourself warned.
I loved the realistic feel that the author gave. I think that the way it was written created a feeling like it was extremely realistic, which only added to the tension while reading.
Bottom line, I would recommend these books highly to anyone who thinks that this is their kind of ‘thing’. If you can’t stomach zombies-this is NOT for you 😉
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Book: Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
Author: A.E. Moorat
Recommend: It’s a fun read, if you have a strong stomach.
I picked this one up at the library after looking at it while at my favorite bookstore and deciding that while I wanted to read it, I didn’t want to pay for it.
I had expected it to be something like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and was happy to be wrong. This story is much more of a traditional work of fiction, telling a story with all the excitement it deserves. While loosely based on the real time line of Queen Victoria, the demon plot does require some maneuvering of the facts.
Don’t believe a word that the outside of the book tells you however. The plot is much different than I expected.
It does warrant a warning however. This book is rather gory in some places. There are zombies and the like acting the way a zombie should- most of the time. This is definitely not something to read while eating, lets just put it that way 😉