Thursday, January 13, 2011

Review: Rot & Ruin by Jonathon Maberry

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 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:
(from Goodreads)

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.


  1. I have this on my tbr list. I'll have to pick it up and read it before too long. THanks for the great review! :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  2. I read this with my son and we enjoyed it! Got it around the time Walking Dead came on. Love your blogs new look.

  3. I've heard mixed reviews on this one but as I'm just embarking on my first zombie read, my "to read or not to read" decision is on hold for this title. Thanks for the share!