Having read the other Zombie Fall out books, I couldnt wait till I got my "Fix" of the Talbot family antics in Alive in a Dead World. This one deals again with the Talbot family and friends as they try to survive the Zombie Apocolypse and dreaded Vampire that controls them. I would suggest reading the previous books before this one, just to add flavour to the characters. Talbot and Crew are trying to survive in an apocolyptic zombie infested USA. Armed with a few guns, a few friends and a barrel of laughs along the way, not to mention a few sad goodbuys to some of his friends as they progress through this book. I could rant and rave about the characters, but think other reviewers have already covered that. So I will keep it Simples, would recommend reading these books in a nano-second. Took me a while to finish it, as I was fuming and doing my Stephen King "Misery" when I read the part where my favourite toon got bitten! (still stomping around the room!) Hope there will be another to follow and sooner the better, as I did not like the ending very much.......(No Spoiler Alerts!) Buy it, you will not be disappointed!! Five stars!