This book really surprised me. I am not really sure what compelled me to buy it, because I haven't jumped onto the zombie craze. But this book was more than just post-apocalyptic silliness. It is one of the few books that has had me actually laugh out loud and the descriptions of characters and scenes are so clear, that I can still picture the characters and settings vividly in my mind. The narrator is a real character too.
Wait for Mr. Blunt's kitchen scene and you will find it hard to stay in your seat. Imagining a wooden James Bond bouncing around with a samurai sword is as awesome as it sounds.
And as a side note, the main character is a male, but there are some truly awesome female characters, and in fact, many of the characters in the book who play critical roles are kick-ass women. So, if you are looking for a fun read with some really cool women, and a completely enjoyable storyline, go pick this one up. You won't regret it.
I did not care for this book. It started off good and I thought it would be a great book. However, about a quarter of the way in it became extremely boring and continued to bore me throughout the rest of the book – – not for me.
This is a very unusual look at the whole Zombie apocalypse. I really like how the author claims that The Walking Dead was a documentary on the first wave of the dead raising. Then how the dead just goes through a feeding phase for a day or two and become the living dead without a desire to eat human flesh. This story deals with the Zombies who are the living dead, but with a desire to be like the breathers who are alive. With an attitude that, "Our bodies might be dead, but we think and have emotions like Breathers do.
I found it refreshing to have a story where the Zombies are the ones struggling to not be killed by the breathers instead of the other way around. Quite a refreshing look. I'd really like to see a second book even though it doesn't seem likely, but you never know.....Oh, and here's another twist.....The primary Zombie is basically the one narration the story....Now that's real Zombie progression
I would read it again if I didn't have such a long list of books I want to read for the first time. However, I can see me re-visiting it again in 10 years.
I liked how the author made zombies, I mean the living dead, seem plausible. It is easy to relate the themes of discrimination and misunderstanding as experienced by the misunderstood LD, to what happens in our world.
David's voice and inflections added to the listening experience. Easy listening.
This was a fun read. I am a nonfiction fan who enjoys science, history and biography, but decided to try something completely different. I found myself smiling as I listened. I think the author must have had a fun time writing this. My friends can't believe I'm reading and ENJOYING a zombie book. I've recommended it to several friends and can't wait to see if they like it as much as I did.
I haven't read the book.
Stony was a fav of course, but Stoney's family & the cho's (sp) were right up there also. They were all examples of strong & loving human beings.
Stony was although not technically alive had the most kind & generous nature of any living breathing person. He was just a really good guy.
YES. I was sooo drawn in I didn't want to turn off the story, but wanted to draw it out all at the same time.
This was just a really, really good story. As crazy as it sounds it made me homesick. Maybe because I'm from Iowa :D.
I had a really hard time getting into this book. About halfway through I changed the reading speed to 2x just so I could get through the book faster and get it over with. I guess the story had a unique angle to it, but it just didn't do it for me. The beginning was really slow, the story didn't seem to really end well for anyone, and stories about zombies are just played out even though this one wasn't a typical zombie story.
NO! Please don't waste money on turning this into a movie.
Most Zombie books, even well written ones, get repetitious. End of the world setup, living try to get away from zombies, and lots of blood. Stony Mayhall had a bit of that but it was more from the zombies point of view. Not ALL zombies are all bad, a zombie with a heart of Gold.
Absolutely - and I have. It's very well written, just enough details, pulls you in with so much emotion. I'm still weeping an hour after finishing it. But I laughed and laughed at so many parts.
Stony, of course. I fell in love with him as soon as he was taken from his mother's dead arms.
On Calhoun Island, when they bring the woman in to write the book.... so comical, but realistic.
The Zombie Messiah
I just totally loved the book. I'm a zombie lover, read everything I can, but I was really surprised by this book. So NOT the typical zombie book, but included just enough to be one. I will be reading (listening to) it again very soon. Stephen King has been dethroned as my favorite author for the time being!
Although I haven't quite finished it yet I am enjoying this story very much. I find it character oriented and look forward to hearing these people's lives unfold. It's a wonderful way to spend your time and credit.
Not your average zombie tale, less ravaging of humans than normal. More the tale of a zombie baby rescued by a family and kept hidden. One day, he realizes that he is not the only one. Then Stony grows up to become a zombie activist.