C. Young

"Clive Young"
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,102
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (626 of 721)
Location: London, England



Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,102 - Total Helpful Votes: 626 of 721
La ira de los justos / The Rage of the Righteous (&hellip by Manel Loureiro
If you liked first two in the series, you'll probably like this one, too (athough not yet translated into English?). It is a similarly highly readable page turner, though the breathless action is now perhaps becoming just a little silly and repetetive. In a way the zombies fade into the background a bit as the heroes end up in a fascistic mini-state and get mixed up in a slave rebellion. The heavy Nazi metaphors are a bit simplistic and waste the post-Apocalypse setting. Similarly an interesting idea about the intervention of the last surviving pre-Apocalypse state is nicely set up but burns out improbably. I had the impression the author was now little bored with the story by the end and… Read more
La posguerra vista por una particular ...y su mari&hellip
A warm, personal story of growing up in Madrid in the tough postwar period, a little nostalgic despite the obvious toughness of the times. Hunger and hardship stalked the madrileños but the author vividly brings to life the small joys and sense of community of the era. A humanisic social history witnessing a period of Spanish history it is sometimes difficult for outsiders to understand
Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro
(Refers to the Spanish edition)

I usually read a couple of books in Spanish a year to keep the language ticking over, and this was chosen at random - but what a treat! Zombie fiction is not really my thing but like the other reviewers I found the book utterly gripping and worth 5 stars as a page-turner. The downfall of Galicia is plausibly realised and we feel the psychological drain of the author/diarist's aimless post-apocalypse struggle against the tide of No Muertos. I liked the way the story of the final days of Vigo is pieced together and the occasional flashes of gallows humour. Looking forward to read the next in the series

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