Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Zombies + Beer = A Fun Read

What do you do when it's the end of the world and everyone around you is trying to eat you? Easy get drunk and throw stuff at the Zombies, from a safe distance that is. A group of middle aged blokes wake up after a drunken sham of a bucks party to the end of the world. This bunch of loosers finds themselves isolated with plenty of booze and fair bit of cat food to keep them going. As they slowly start to die off, picked off by Zombies, suicide and just plain bad luck. The survivors are given a glimmer of hope in the form of a rescue by the US army. There is just one problem between them and safety stands a crap load of Zombies....oh and the Peoples Republic Army of China who are invading the USA.

Why I enjoyed this book and its likeable bunch of deadbeats I found myself wanting to know more about the other two story arcs in the book. It is obvious that they are all going to come together at the end of the book but I feel that the book could have been so much better if these arcs were fleshed out more. Overall an above average read in the saturated genre that is Zombie Apocalypse.

3.5 Stars

About the Author

Richard Johnson is a writer and small business owner who grew up in Galesburg, Illinois during the 80's. He graduated from Monmouth College as a double major in History and English and earned a Masters degree in History with a teaching certificate from Western Illinois University. He currently lives with his growing family in a small town outside of Chicago.

Richard is a self-acclaimed expert in the zombie genre after spending countless hours watching B-rated horror movies. He is a good friend, a bad cook and a terrible dancer. If a real zombie apocalypse strikes, seek him out for protection. But bring plenty of beer.

1 comment:

  1. Richard Johnson2 July 2013 at 06:01

    Thanks for the review Michael!