All Together Now by Robert Kent

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The government and a soda manufacturer team up to create a drug that will make people passive and agreeable.  The drug is believed to be a cure all for societies problems.

However, the drug has a major side-effect.  If used excessively, people become sick and turn into zombies.  Also, anyone that has traces of the drug in their system will turn into a zombie upon their death.

This is an excellent book.  It’s entertaining, as well as thought provoking.  The characters are relatable and it’s easy to feel wrapped up in their stories.

 

All Against All by Nathan Allen

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In the future, the ultra-rich control everything.  They sponsor the police department and the government.

For entertainment, the ultra-rich enjoy gambling.  They developed a lottery by sending invites to a group of people.  Those invited have the option to decline or to play.  The last player alive will win several million dollars.

As you can image, some of the lottery players start to murder other players and the police department refuses to investigate.

The story is interesting and wild at times.  The hero’s actions in the end, will make you want to jump up and cheer.  This is a wonderful book and I recommend it.

The Aliomenti Saga by Alex Albrinck

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I just finished reading The Aliomenti Saga and it was excellent.

The Aliomenti is an organization with advanced technology and abilities.  Their goal is to control the world, keep regular humans subservient, and to live a life of luxury.

However, some of the members disagree with those principles and start a splinter group called the Alliance.  Their goal is to reform the original organization and help all of human kind reach their full potential.  Unfortunately, the group members are viewed as traitors and are in danger of being executed by the Aliomenti.

The story is full of interesting twist and turns.  The characters are well developed and complex.  The ending was a pleasant surprise that kept me contemplating the whole thing for several days.

I truly enjoyed reading this series and I recommend it.

The Zombie Survival Guide

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I saw this book at the store and thought it might be entertaining.

In the beginning of the book, there is a discussion about the solanum virus.  This alleged virus kills the human host, but allows minimal brain activity to remain.  The result is a reanimated corpse with only one desire, to eat living beings.

These reanimated corpses, aka zombies, have non-functioning circulatory and respiratory systems.  They have no need for rest, can live without food, and are oblivious to pain.  The only way to stop a zombie is to destroy the brain.

The book also covers topics regarding close combat with zombies, preferred weapons for killing zombies, finding a safe location for a hideout, required gear for long-term survival, and survival skills training.

The book ends with historical accounts of suspected zombie attacks.  It also discusses conspiracy theories concerning the suppression of information about these attacks.

The book was entertaining, but I don’t think I will ever read it again.

Conspiracy – Documentary Series

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I found Conspiracy, a TV documentary series that examines various conspiracy theories, on Netflix.

Here are a few of those theories:

  • Hitler did not commit suicide, instead a body double was murdered and reported as being Hitler in the news.
  • The Cold War was a hoax.  A former Nazi criminal began feeding information about the Soviet army to the Allied powers and is responsible for starting the Cold War.  However, much of what he said was a lie.
  • Charles Lindberg is responsible for having his own son kidnapped and murdered.  It is believed by conspiracy theorist that Lindberg was a narcissist and believer in eugenics.  However, his son had medical deformities and this resulted in Lindberg’s desire to dispose of the child.
  • Armstrong never landed on the moon and the moon landing was actually filmed in a studio.

There are many other conspiracy theories covered by this documentary series.  The producers did a good job of explaining the evidence for and against each theory.

I give the show an A+