Book Chat: Zombie Fallout

A zombie novel full of humor along with horror. A true treat for those like me who enjoy the mix.



Reuters – Estimates say that nearly three thousand people nationwide, and fifteen thousand people worldwide have died of the H1N1 virus or Swine flu and nearly eighty thousand cases have been confirmed in hospitals and clinics across the United States and the world, the World Heath Organization reported. The influenza pandemic of 2010, while not nearly as prolific as the one that raged in 1918 still has citizens around the world in a near state of panic. 


The author has a sense of humor I haven’t seen matched in any other book I’ve read, no matter the genre. You either are smiling or laughing through much of the novel. His understanding of marriage and the relationship between the husband and wife is astute and hilarious. Character development is really good, with those depicted feeling like real people.

 Mike, who considers himself a survivalist, works non-stop to make sure his family stays safe when a zombie apocalypse hits his world. He leaves the safety of his house to rescue his son who works at the local Wal Mart. One of the employees also rescued is Tommy, a “slow” young man who has a hidden talent which proves invaluable in different circumstances. He senses things and alerted Mike more than once about danger. Luckily for Mike, the people in his housing complex quickly stepped into action to secure the community. He works alongside Jed, the grouchy leader of the HOA, who does a good job with the disaster.

There’s a mysterious female zombie who is intelligent and powerful. Mike has an encounter with her in which he almost dies. The reader can tell this will not be the last of this creepy zombie. While calamity strikes the community at the end of the story, Mike and his family escape.

This book was a hoot, combined with fighting zombies and terror. The main character has some moments of great wisdom and many instances of wise-cracking insights that keep you turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I highly recommend this for zombie fans; especially if you want a new read with a different “flavor”, or you love humor and horror combined.




NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the January issue.