- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Living Dead Press (2 May 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611990149
- ISBN-13: 978-1611990140
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,121,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Unnatural Dead: A Zombie Novel Paperback – 2 May 2011
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More About the Author
I am an author of a medley of fiction, mostly horror, but not all. And I have a few insights here and there, too.
I was born and raised in the county of Hertfordshire in the UK and still live there to this day. I have a love of all things horror and can regularly be found discussing the genre in various forums.
My love of horror, together with my humour (sometimes too sarcastic) and often joked about varying life experience, is something I hope will enable me to bring life to the characters within my written work, and enjoyment to the people that read it.
I, Darren WJ Mills, can easily be found on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Lulu and Facebook, and maybe Twitter one day too........... Maybe....
Please do stop on by and have a chat, throw a like here and there, or tell me you hate me. Either way, I will still say hello.
Top Customer Reviews
It's no secret; I love zombie survival fiction so getting a review copy of this book was a priority for me. I read the paper version as I'm an old-fashioned. I manage the [...] website so I see a lot of zombie fiction.
Mills was an unknown author for me & judging from his bio in the book, he has a colourful background from working on a building site to being a fitness trainer. To be honest one of the first things I noticed was that I think he brings this life experience into his characters. Leaving the story aside, the characterisation teems with minute observations which could only have come from experience. This ensures that the book feels more colourful than some greyer zombie novels.
The whole plot revolves around a major zombie outbreak in the UK & how a band of survivors finds each other & then tackles the grim business of surviving. Tom's one of the key characters & you can't help feeling he's semi-autobiographical. He's a likeable chap - I don't want to include any spoilers in this review but there were occasions when Mills really twists the plot on its head. That's one of his strengths - there are a couple of short chapters told from different perspectives which really light up the story - I won't spoil it only to add beware of zombie bricklayers.
The story moves along at a good pace, with comfortable sized chapters as Mills attempts to answer the classic pub discussion - what would you do in a major zombie outbreak? Answer, head to the Lake District etc.Read more ›
Zombie horror is a favourite genre of mine and it did not disappoint. Keeping to the classic approach of zombie storytelling by not getting lost in details about how or why this hostile takeover happened in the first place, but tells the story of the length the human race will go to, just to try and survive.
The depth of the characters, are what make this book great. The more you read about each individual the more you empathise with them, and the twists and turns in the book really keep your emotions running throughout.
If you like a good zombie book, a story of survival true to its genre then i highly recommend this one.
And know i have finished, i feel myself (just like the unnatural creatures) wanting more!
From start to finish this book grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. The pace of this book is excellent, with great twists and turns and action in every chapter making you want to read more and more. The characters are well developed and evolve throughout the terrible journey that waits them, and their actions are realistic to the situation they are in.
In short this book has Heart, Brains and Guts...............a true Zombie Feast.
I've only read a few zombie apocalypse books, I tend to go for more supernatural themes, but as the book was set in the UK and around towns I've heard of before, I thought I would give it a go, and I'm really glad I did.
The story is what I expected, about survivors during a zombie apocalypse. But the characters, who they are, what they go through and how the whole thing was written, really blew me away. The story sucked me in and I really felt for certain characters, turning each page desperate to know what was going to happen next. Not alot of books do this to me, so that tells me alot about this author.
I seriously didnt expect to enjoy the book as much as I did and from what I can tell, without given anything away I am hoping there will be a sequel, as I will buy it straight away!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite disappointed by the failure of the publishers to point out some very obviously badly worded phrases/sentences/passages which actually don't work at all as English prose (in... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2012 by Freya
I thoroughly enjoyed the book I could easily relate to the story from page one as it starts in my home town of Hemel Hempstead and was glued to it all the way through and am now... Read morePublished on 17 Aug. 2011 by FionaMayfieldSM
When I ordered this book I didn't know what to expect from it, as I tend to go for chic flick's, crime or the unexplained book's, rather than horror based book's. Read morePublished on 26 July 2011 by loulou79