Timothy was not a good man in life and being undead did little to improve his disposition. What will a man trapped in his own mind do to survive when he wakes up to find himself a zombie controlled by a self-aware virus?
©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor
Timothy was definitely darker than Mark's other series like Zombie Fallout but it wasn't as bad as I had expected it to be. Maybe that is because after reading so many reviews and hearing so many people talk about how bad it was I had pictured much worse in my mind. There is definitely a lot more explicit content in this book. If you are offended by these thing then this book is probably not for you but I didn't think is was bad and will be starting the 2nd book shortly.
Fair warning: This book is only for gore fans.
Ok, warning aside the basic premise of this book is that the zombie apocolypse hits and you get to follow along with Timothy, a retired football player who has a side job as a clown, who gets infected.
Except in this apocalypse, he runs back-seat while the virus takes over his body. He is still consciously aware.
Except in this apocalypse, Timothy decides he's not just going to sit back, he's going to take an active role...and he just doesn't find what's going on disgusting...he finds it entertaining, fun and most of all, something he can really get into...
Final warning: I'm serious, it's only for the gore fans, and people who are NOT NOT NOT easily offended. This book will probably push every boundary you have when it comes to "That's so offensive" I liked it because, well, sometimes you've just had a REALLY bad day and want to see the world burn...and this book gives you that.
This book is amazing. I've worked in the medical field and have seen some terrible things, but I could always put them aside and enjoy a meal afterward. However, while listening to this book and enjoying some hot wings, I found that I simply could not continue to eat while listening to this book. Incredible, I've never listened to such a depraved characters inner dialog and at the same time been cheering him on through the thrill of tearing people apart and eating them. This book really is something special :)
Readers beware this is not a book for someone who does not have a dark sick sense of humor. This is not the Mike Talbot series. This is from the zombies view and it is raw and very dark graphic book. That being said I bought Tim 2 before finishing this book.
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dark twist but I still like it mark is a great writer and does a wonderful job showing the zombie world from the inside
Brutal, Disturbing, Awesome
This Book is unlike any other it truly is one disturbing tale and actually hard to listen to at times, But I love it, Just like all of Mark Tufos books, you will be hooked from the first page.
I love this addition to the Tufo universe. It was the perfect way to separate from Michael Talbot for a little bit, but still enjoy the bigger picture of the story that he has created. That being said, Tim is a much more sick, dark, twisted creature than Michael Talbot could ever be. The gross out factor is perfect for those that can handle it, but I don't recommend this for those who are squimish.
one of the most gruesome books I have ever had the privilege to read.
coming from the psychotic mind of Mark Tufo Timothy holds back nothing. if it was a movie it world be rated NC-17. be for warned do not eat anything when reading this, do not read before sleeping, and for the love of God do not read this to children.
Yes I would listen to Timothy again. Though the story is relatively short, it packs a lot of insanity and gore into it. Sean Runnette's performance holds your interest and the story flows.
I enjoyed the fast paced action throughout the book and Tufo's style of writing. He writes genuinely scary/gory scenes but adds in just enough humor to give it a great balance and chemistry that makes it hard to put down.
I cannot think of a Mark Tufo book without hearing Mr. Runnette. His performance keeps you enthralled and you get a clear picture of what's happening.
By far the most interesting character is Timothy himself. Just witnessing the horrors and depravity this monster can do will make you recall his name every time you see a clown. This is not for the squeamish!
As short as this book is, Tim 2 picks up right after and carries the story right along. I am definitely looking forward to Tim 3. If you enjoy this book and Mr. Tufo's writing style, definitely look into his "Zombie Fallout", "Indian Hill" and "Lycan Fallout" series of books.(Just to name a few). These series are not as ultra gory as "Timothy", but again are written with a great balance of action, drama, creepiness and laughs.
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