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george romero should read this...,
This review is from: Flu (Paperback)After seeing this reviewed on an other site of which i am a member of its forum i couldnt help but be tempted by the subject matter,after all who doesnt like zombies?
A flu pandemic has killed most of the population only the dead dont have the courtesy to stay so.
the book starts with two police officers going to quarantine suspected flu carriers only the victim is a 6 yr old girl . quarantine is basically being sealed up in your home and left to die...but dont worry ,her mum is to.
fast forward to several groups of survivors ,well, surviving ,or not. They are all a fallible human set of characters all with faults and mostly identifiable in their humanity or lack of... the only arc that falls flat is the military one but this is forgiven for the link in the chain of events...
simmons has me by the throat with this book it is one of those cant put down ones that quite frankly i havent read in a while .("hater" by dave moody was the last)his descriptive text can be very imaginative the "...like marbles in a tin" had me grinning for some reason...loved that.
the zombies come along slowly (proper zombies mind,none of that superpowered running crap) but soon turn from shambling automatons to something more sinister ,yet simmons doesnt need to dwell on the killing like some books do in gory detail its enough to read "they're f...... eating her!" sometimes less is more and it works ... it also begs a sequel or two which i hope he delivers.
UPDATE 17/1/11 : the sequel "fever" is nearly-ish upon us so get this NOOOOWWWW
serious drama on the lines of "the walking dead" romero should take heed.