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4.0 out of 5 stars Creeptastic Zombie Fiction
With Zombie books all the rage they tend to be either out and out hard-core slay fests or a comedic version set to entertain. Whilst this title by Madeleine does has the qualities of a Romero film, the overall arc of this title is about the survival of the titles female lead as she seeks to help her friends find a safe location to wait out the days that the undead walk...
Published on 25 Feb 2011 by Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog

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3.0 out of 5 stars A quick guide on coming to terms with a zombie apocalypse.
Could also be called "child misses mother, learns to love axe".

This is an attempt to show the human side to the mass devastation that would be a zombie invasion - it's about coming to terms with grief and adapting ones self to an entirely new world. Relationships are fleeting and, given the circumstances, bonds are formed quickly.

I didn't really...
Published 5 months ago by Pascal De Ritter


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of The Best Zombie/Post Apocolyptic Fictions I've ever read! Ever!, 18 Jun 2012
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From the first page - Allison Hewitt drags you kicking and screaming into her world. I could not put the book down; I came to care about Alison, Ted, Dapper and Collin like they were family. The Zombie action is fast paced and exciting - the story heartfelt and meaningful. I really hope if there is a sequel that Allison finds her Mum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 2 April 2012
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Sm Drew "dingalongcow" (Colchester, Essex) - See all my reviews
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I borrowed this book from the library, ignored my family while I read it through and immediately came onto amazon to make sure this book was added to my wish list.

I am a huge fan of zombie novels but am so often disappointed -too much action, too much detail about guns and other weapons, too masculine in feel, not enough character development, unrealistic, too short. This book hit all of my buttons. It is the perfect blend of action, gore, thrills and characters I could actually identify with and care about.

Allison Hewitt is a clerk in a book shop when the apocalypse hits and at the beginning of the book she is locked in the staff room with other staff members. She has limited access to the internet via her laptop and starts a blog to chart her feelings and adventures- this is the form the book takes, complete with comments at the end of each blog post. I really enjoyed these little comments, it was a way to get a sense of how the rest of the world was dealing with the zombie crisis, they were sad, hopeful, pathetic and weird.

Allison is a superb heroine, she has her human frailties but she is also brave and willing to put herself at the front of the action. This is the story of a normal woman who is forced by circumstance to confront her fears and take action. There is an excellent cast of secondary characters covering the whole range of human response to the catastrophe- from the thief to the religiously insane to those who become natural leaders. There is a gentle romance, two people making the best of it, but no explicit sex or outrageous behaviour that would not have fitted in with the book.

In retrospect some of the scenarios feel a little far-fetched, events happen very fast as the survivors move from survivalists to fortified camps to religious loonies, but at the time I was completely absorbed in the story, I felt Allison Hewitt was real and honestly, thats all I want from a book but its frustratingly rare.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a character driven zombie novel with a lead character who does not have an arsenal of guns at hand. Allison is also capable of being part of a team, of being the leader and one of the team members who do the grunt work. She is damaged, frightened, capable of acts of great brutality but she is essentially any one of us.

I was astonished at how good this book is and how much I loved it. This one is a keeper.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chick lit, 16 Nov 2012
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Ms. C. Dessaur "Buying up stuff" (Suffolk, UK) - See all my reviews
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Not really a zombie appocalypse book. Too much love and romance and not enough running and killing zombies.
Had promise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars super cool, 11 May 2012
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i loved this book. Really looking forward to the next one. Please dont let me down. All zombie fans will enjoy this.
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