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Just reactions to books I read. I don't really summarize the book's content, because how hard is it to click on the cover and read the description?

 

So I just write my response.

Two zombie apocalypse books = Two DNFs

Z-Minus 1 - Perrin Briar The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1) - Peter Meredith

 Ugh.

 

So the first -- Z-MINUS -- started out with a father finding his wife and daughter dead in his house. Basically he has zero emotional reaction. When his daughter reanimates and attacks him, he yells at her for ruining his favorite shirt. 

 

I tried a few more pages, but figured that if a father can't work up any emotion about his dead family, I'm probably not going to work up any more interest in the book. 

 

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I stuck around a little longer for THE APOCALYPSE, but not much. There were too many POVs, too much telling, everything was taking too long to start. Throw in some blanketed racism (the "Muslims" were behind the terrorist attack, the general who is the president's advisor says. Um, no, it was a Saudi terrorist group. There's a difference -- like an "all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares" kind of difference -- but since the author and the characters apparently didn't care about that, it pretty much screamed to me that the author and the characters won't ever push beyond really lazy characterization and plot devices.)

 

So, blah. There are enough zombie novels out there that I don't need to waste my time with boring setups and shortcuts that rely on stereotypical representations and authors who can't be arsed to care.