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a good zombie novel
on 14 July 2016
This is the tie-in novelisation to the videogame "Dead Island". The story presented in this book closely follows that of the game. However, instead of reading from a first-person perspective (as is offered in the game), this book offers a more conventional third-person perspective. It's well-written, and reasonably entertaining. If you're a fan of the game, I recommend it. Note - it is an adult-orientated novel, featuring sex and violence.
The basic plot concerns a zombie outbreak on a tropical island full of holiday-makers. The infection spreads fast - and within a night the island becomes a death zone. All but a few people have been reanimated as flesh-eating zombies. The survivors must work together to defend themselves while figuring out how to escape the island. As they do so, it's discovered that a sinister conspiracy is going-on - which lies at the heart of the outbreak.
There's plenty of action and mayhem. The characters are interesting, and the plot unfolds at a fast pace. However, I suspect that anyone who hasn't played (or enjoyed) the videogame will, at times, wonder what's going on - as the author (Mark Morris) does not always clearly account for developments in the story.
Overall, a decent piece of zombie fiction.