Bob the Zombie by Jaime Johnsee

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This book has a bit of a funny take on the zombie genre.

Bob is a teenager that dies in a freak accident.  His mother contacts a necromancer to bring him back to life.  Unfortunately, he is not fully restored to life.  Bob becomes a zombie and now must navigate through life with typical zombie problems, such as his flesh rotting off and having to staple himself back together.

I enjoyed reading the book and found it to be entertaining.

 

 

The Alpha Plague by Michael Robertson

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Michael Robertson is the author of a book series called, The Alpha Plague.  The books are about a plague that turns people into wild man-eaters, similar to a zombie.  The story is interesting and intriguing.

My only compliant, is the dialogue.  The person talking could be a doctor, a middle aged business man, or even a young women; however, the phrases and words they used were identical.  It made the conversations seem a bit weird.

Other than that, I loved it and would recommend it.

Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

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This is a futuristic story about robots that were designed to fight our wars.  Unfortunately, they become self-aware and turn on humanity.

Twenty years later, the robots have created cities that they control.  Humans are forced to work for the robots in exchange for a guarantee of peace and prosperity.  Eventually, a group of “Freemen” decide to put an end to the robot domination and expose their lies to the rest of the humans.

The author writes with a descriptive style.  In the beginning, it seemed a bit cumbersome to get through the descriptions.  After a while, the story really picks up and the character dialog increases.  It’s an interesting story and I enjoyed reading it.

Apocalyptic Stories

I enjoy books and movies with apocalyptic themes.  The cause may vary from zombies, to alien invasion, to a plague, or even a nuclear war; however, the stories tend to share certain characteristics.

The characters are ordinary people accomplishing great things in order to survive.  They display courage and determination in the face of dire circumstances.  They overcome great odds and attempt to build a better world.

That’s why I love apocalyptic stories.

Sci-Fi Fan Part-Time

I am not a Sci-Fi fanatic, but I do enjoy the genre.  I guess I am more of a part-time Sci-Fi fan.  Anyway, I like Sci-Fi films and books for three main reasons.

  • It makes me feel as if the future is full of unlimited potential.
  • The scenarios are creative and complex.
  • The characters overcome extreme obstacles to defeat evil in whatever form it may take.

If you are a Sci-Fi fan or fanatic, let me know why it appeals to you.  I’m curious.

 

After the Cure – Book Review

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The book After the Cure has a unique perspective on the zombie genre.  The story begins with a cure for the zombie plague and the rebuilding of society.

There are two main characters (one was cured from the virus that caused the plague and one survived due to an immunity to the virus).  They struggle to deal with their actions during the plague years and attempt to find those responsible for the virus, so they can be held accountable for the destruction they caused.

I really enjoyed the book.  I give it an A-