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Potatoes.(A line from the book, not a description of the book.)
This is a sitcom, plain and simple. Almost every line is an attempt at humor. There are some really funny lines and lots of misses. I will have to say the book is never boring. I will have to also say the book is never great. Tufo shows he has some imagination and that he can write. In this book though he could not figure out if he wanted to be funny or serious and ended up being neither as a whole. Fart jokes abound in this and sometimes he will drag the same fart joke out for several minutes.
The whole book is done in first person and the main character says everything in a smirkingly way. I did not like the character at first, put he grew on me. In parts the book is very gross and the humor does not relieve you from it, it just makes it grosser.
This has a audience, it has gotten some really good reviews, the Zombie Queen even gave it four stars. It is not for me and I will not be following this series. If Tufo has written a serious scary book, I will read that, I am just not into one liners.
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What a fantastic listen. I love Zombie books and this is a great one. I love the humor, it fits in perfectly, I think Mike is a great main character and the narrator does a fantastic job of bringing everyone 'to life'. A nice light and easy listen.
The story could use some more development, but with 7 books in the series, this was a great start.
16 of 19 people found this review helpful
I think that sometimes there are books / authors / narrators which in combination just don't resonate with me. I only got about an hour into this but I just didn't really "get" the humour in any big way and once that didn't work for me the apathetic way the characters react to an apocalypse full of zombies just turned me off.
Clearly plenty of other people see it differently and I can accept that it's entirely possible I've just tried getting into one too many zombie series. But this one just didn't grab me and the style wasn't something I could enjoy.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
Not the best zombie story, but I liked it. The main thing bringing this down, the narrater sound like the dad from Family Guy. Will get the next book, but as a priority.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
the narrator was great. as zombie stories go this missed a lot of key points and the details didn't make sense. little things like they had electrical power weeks after the fall etc made it hard to get into the book. go for arisen, mountain man or peter meridith's apocalypse series over this.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This being my first zombie genre read i was a little worried about being just too "grossed out". This was a fantastic story with enough humor to make it one of the most enjoyable books i have encountered. Fantastic writing. I can't wait to get into book 2