Thursday, January 13, 2011
I was already a fan of Jonathon Maberry if I'm to be quite honest. From little rants about the state the horror genre is in... to reflection on certain writers...to Rot & Ruin. I always like what he has to say so I think I was partial to liking this one before I even started reading it.
I really enjoyed it and I'm so glad that I read it. I've become very taken with post-apocalyptic zombie novels lately and I'll put this one toward the top of my favorites list along with Dust and Autumn.
I could sit here and tell you about the strong characters, and underlying messages, and a story of hope shining through...but instead I'll just tell you to pick this one up and read it. I liked it and I'm sure if zombies are your thing you'll like this one also!
About The Book:
In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
**Review copy: Personal copy. Bought by me.