- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 538 KB
- Print Length: 222 pages
- Publisher: Grand Mal Press (2 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007R0ION6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #534,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dead Things Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The story is set 17ish years after a terrible plague zombified much of the USA. The church has taken charge of the governance of the survivors and rules with an iron fist. Science is reviled, free thinking isn't tolerated, and a kind of National Service has been enforced so that everyone takes a turn at the border between safe territory and the zombie infested wilderness.
The characterisations are pretty strong, and the plot gets under way quite quickly. There's a really tense build up to the moment of first zombie contact and I really got immersed into the struggle for survival.
An excellent piece of writing all round. Definitely recommended if you like the genre.
I was a little disappointed in the end and felt that there were too many open doors to the group's adventure and also thought that the killing of one of the heroes at the end was a bit of a cop out.
Otherwise, not a bad investment for a read. I hope that the author has the good mind to write further with these characters.
Unfortunately, the plot also wanders, with a large side-order of speculation about how the zombie plague arose, and I really don't think this adds to the book at all. What gets it four stars from me is the quality of the writing, and particularly the characterisation, which is excellent and bodes well for this young writer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading Dead Things. Read it all in two sittings. Liked very much the premise and ultimate conclusion of the book. Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 2012 by jollymike
This first novel by writer Matt Darst ranks highly in my top ten list of 2011. I won't go into too much detail suffice to say you ought to go out and buy this right now !!! Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2011 by Clack
This is not your average zombie novel.
Set almost twenty years after a plague engulfs the planet, 'Dead Things' is something else entirely. I can't believe this is Mr. Read more
What can I say? This book is a breath of fresh air within a very busy genre. Matthew's writing style can be incredibly fervent at times, his expansion on ideas, fresh ideas, is... Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2011 by Zombiejunky