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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read.
The sequel to Day by Day Armaggedon starts off pretty much right where the last book ended and is told in a similar style to the first book, the story being narrated through a series of journal entries as the main character try's to survive um.. day by day.

If you like the first book you'll like this.
If you haven't read the first book read it before you...
Published on 1 Oct 2010 by Sutherland

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile followup
This was a good sequel and takes up where the first book finishes. The story again is similar in many respects to the first. I enjoyed almost as much but my only complaints were one it was just too short, and secondly I did get a little bored reading about the characters having to move or work their way around abandoned vehicles. I fully appreciate in a post apocalyptic...
Published on 16 Jan 2011 by Zombie Fan


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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars J L bourne pulls it of again., 5 July 2010
This review is from: Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armaggedon (Paperback)
if youve read original day by day armageddon ,buy this you will not be disappointed.if youve not read day by day armageddon ,read that then buy this.after reading some reviews slating previous book ,the manner in which its written etc.this one is the same ,but i say this to the critics its down as a diary of scared out of his wits military officer trying to stay alive.if you read a book its job is to transfer you into the world of the characters and this one does it amazingly well.J L Bourne is great at ratcheting up the tension,could not put book down.i ve read many zombie books,some good ,some not so good.this one is pretty darn good.the down side is ive waited ages to finally get this book and now its read inside 2days.as you will find out after reading the book , youll be anxiously awaiting the next instalment.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent sequel, 5 Aug 2010
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the original & this one are the continuing story of an unnamed militery pilot who decided to keep a dairy at the start of the year when the dead began to rise.
I love the logic of the militery thinking, theres always a reason something gets done & one of the rare stories to make zombies seem scary.
get the 1st one if you havent yet before this. there both excellent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed and not as good as the original, 1 Aug 2010
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It pains me to give this 3* as i loved the first book. There are quite a few flaws in this book and i feel that J.L Bourne has lost sight of what made the original great: the sense of isolation and impending doom. He introduces far too many new characters all of which are under developed and at the half way point of the book you are left feeling almost no sense of danger. The author also goes nuts with the weapons, don't get me wrong we all love 'the gear' aspect of post apocalyptic fiction but again the author loses sight of what makes it great. We want low ammo, jammed weapons, not enough weapons etc. However he goes in the opposite direction and introduces miniguns, tracking turrets (a la Aliens special edition) and lazer targeted 5000lb bombs, boring. All of these flaws are nothing though compared to his biggest mistake, in that he has chosen to develop the 'zombies are getting intelligent' plot line. This is a terrible miscalculation as i do not think any of the audience wanted him to go in this direction, zombies win through attrition and weight of numbers, they cannot think or reason and that's what we love about them, why mess with this? The last 4 pages of the book also indicate that he wants to explain the outbreak (very badly), why? I don't want to give away the plot so i won't go on.

In conclusion, if you loved the original then i would still say buy this as its not awful but be prepared to be somewhat disappointed. I will still buy the third one when it comes out but i won't be pre-ordering and counting down the days like i did for this. Such a shame.
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