It's funny, somewhat realistic, and after a while you feel like you are a member of the Talbot family.Mark Tufo truly develops his characters, even if at times you feel like he is going off on too many tangents. This is not literary fiction, but it is entertaining and engrossing. If you like zombies, action, and character driven plots this is for you. My only complaint is the constant references to Henry the dogs' flatulence.
If they switch narrators at any point in this series I won't listen. Sean Runnette IS Mike Talbot.
Undecided. I tend to enjoy post apocalyptic/dystopian as well as zombie works. I thought the author instilled much good humor and clever observations throughout, but despite that I found myself working hard to pay attention. The writing in general I found to be above-average for the genre, however the constant relentless asides I found to be tiresome and distracting, and especially in the latter half of the novel had a major impact in impeding the pace and immediate drama of the proceedings. Furthermore, all too often I was confused about simple things like geography and stage direction. And by the end there were so many characters, more than seemed necessary as few got enough attention or development to justify their inclusion. The author seemed to constantly get in the way of himself as far as any attempt to tell an exciting and engaging story. That's quite a feat considering we're talking about a zombie survival novel. And let's not overlook the wife Tracy- at first I found some good humor in the typical husband/wife spats cast against the unlikely zombie apocalypse scenario, but Tracy quickly got tiresome and annoying with her constant nagging and disapproval. I think it was a rather grating depiction of a female character, and hell she was just annoying I kept hoping she would get bitten and put out of her misery.My favorite characters were Tommy and the loyal loving dogs, Henry and Bear.
Love to exercise while listening
I liked that these were not your typical stupid zombies.
I like when zombie books explain how it happened. They describe how in the first chapter.
bored. slow. unexcitable.
If I read this book, I would have skimmed over the silly distractions during action parts. I did roll my eyes a lot. You have a semi yet you don't get all the food from the grocery store? You're going to put someone in handcuffs when thousands of zombies are at your front gate. Not sure if I'll contiue with this series.
The book was great for the first few chapters but then just went downhill. The main character can't stay focused and it is obnoxious. The first few times he does it you give him a pass and it offers some comic relief but as it continues, and actually gets worse, you want to kill the guy. The main character also paints himself as an old rusty x-marine who is a self described non-English major but then uses some way out there vocabulary. It just isn't consistent. I bought and went through the 2nd book but I'm done with the series now.
I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons.
A storytelling of a massive zombie uprising, Zombie Fallout contains great characterization and familiar settings. The main character is fully developed with a sarcastic wit, rude humor, upfront personality, and deep and private introspection.
The plot occurs at the type of locations that are found almost anywhere in the United States, with some setting elements specific to the regions where the story takes place. Unlike the real regions, though, the plots actions makes for some awesome events.
A very good start to what I am sure is going to be a very good series
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I'm loving the non stop action in this series, the well developed characters really get you interested in their plight
the Action and adventure
At the WalMart!!
yes, i'm up and down like a roller coaster with the non stop action!
Characters seem unrealistic and 2 dimensional making decisions to drive story rather than in a realistic way. Drama is forced and not compelling. I didn't feel for anyone in this story and it's poorly written.
In a world with books like World War Z and shows like The Walking Dead I don't see the point of this story. It doesn't add anything. It doesn't make interesting commentary on humanity it doesn't do anything interesting with the genre. It actually feels like the kind of story that would have been trash binned by any good editor if it weren't for the current resurgence in zombie fiction.
No way. This book was so pointless. There are far better zombie books out there that don't follow such an inane and overdone plot. It's like if the cast of your average stupid sitcom about a put-upon husband and a shrill wife wound up in the zombie apocalypse. The book had a ton of plot holes, and lame scenarios. Nothing was well thought out, and the attempts at humor fell flat. More disappointingly, the book broke out in rampant homophobia and misogyny all over the place, which doesn't sit well with me. The overused fecal references from the first chapter should have been a sign of the s--- that remained for the remainder of the book.
Not at all, it has me more interested in finding books that don't suck!
Not really. The book was bad enough, but his performance didn't improve anything.
This book had an editor!? Could have fooled me!
Avoid at all costs! There are better books out there... even in the Zombie genre!
Don't want to waste too much time trying to review this, and as I could only make it through the first half hour of the book there really isn't much to say. I was at first disgusted and then bored.
This author doesn't understand the difference between 'gross' and 'horrifying' Sure, stepping in dog feces may be the first thing that you do during the zpoc but that doesn't mean it should be the focus of first chapter of the book. Main character and his wife are utterly unlikeable. Story is generic and only sets its self apart by how much it focuses on the smell and texture of dog poop rather than the matter at hand. Its an apt metaphor for the experience.