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Eat Brains, Repeat,
This review is from: Zombie Fallout (Kindle Edition)
I first read Zombie Fallout in July 2011 and then went on to read Zombie Fallout 2 and 3, all one after the other. The Zombie Fallout Series made it into almost all of my top 2011 lists and still remains one of my most recommended zombie books. I'm not the biggest re-reader - I'm always a little scared that I won't enjoy the book as much the second time around - but I'm so glad I went back to this one, and I will re-read the rest of the series before moving onto Zombie Fallout 4.
Zombie Fallout is the story of the Talbot family, and their survival through the first weeks of the zombapocalyse, when a government flu vaccination program goes catastrophically wrong. Mike and Tracy Talbot gather together their children and join other survivors in their housing estate, Little Turtle to try and evade the zombie hordes.
Written in the first person POV of Mike Talbot in journal-style, there are also third person entries from other main characters such as Mike's wife Tracy and daughter Nicole, and his sons Travis and Justin.
Mike Talbot is a fantastic main character, an ex-Marine/Human Resources Executive/Road Worker and survivalist with a die-hard dedication to his family and friends and a wickedly sarcastic sense of humor - he could have been the ultimate zombie book cliché, but is definitely not. The other main characters and supporting characters are well-developed and their interactions are believable and a great mix of laughs, tension and emotion. The bad guys are ultra-creepy and the good guys are imperfect in a way that made me like them all the more.
Zombie Fallout has a perfect mix of tension-building and action, with a great big wallop of snarky, sarcastic, humor - exactly the kind of book I love - great characters and dialogue, good writing and a pee-your-pants-scary Zombie Queen thrown in for good measure.
It's hard to say more without giving the story away, particularly as I know how it progresses through the next two books, but Zombie Fallout remains exactly what it was the first time I read it - one of my favourite Zombie books/series and one of my most highly recommended books to both zombie enthusiasts and readers who are looking for their first `proper' zombie book.