Friday, January 24, 2014

Review | "Zombie Apocalypse 2012" by Ian McClellan

Zombie Apocalypse 2012 by Ian McClellan
Horror published August 7, 2012
Author's website  |  Goodreads  |  Buy the Book on Amazon

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Zombie/Apocalypse 2012: A Political Horror Story is a zombie tale with a political background story -- not from a left- or right-minded perspective, but from that of an average American who feels left behind by the system. It is the tale of a regular guy -- an unemployed factory worker -- in the first days of the end of the world, a time in which the ways of doing things have become muddled between pre- and post-apocalypse. It may not be too late to save humanity, but any progress that is made gets sidetracked by the failings of the media and politicians, religious fanatics, left-wing zealots, right-wing zealots, political correctness, and bureaucracy. Will divisiveness and the failed policies of our past doom us in the future? Yes, but at least there will be some laughs along the way.
My Thoughts...
This was a super quick read for me, like maybe 2 hours all told.  I enjoyed it for what it was, but there were some scenes that were so much like scenes from The Walking Dead that I ended up giving it 3 stars on Goodreads.  I also want to point out that I am being a little more critical when it comes to handing out stars lately, so 3-4 will probably be seen a lot and that doesn't mean that I didn't like a book!

This is the story of a regular middle aged man who finds himself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.  He is in no way the hero type, in fact other than him being a "good old boy" I didn't get much of a sense of him at all.  He's a man in a not particularly happy marriage so it's not surprising that he's not too broken up when his wife leaves him to head to the church because she thinks she'll be safe there.  He eventually heads there to try to find her only to discover that pretty much everyone there is dead and/or turning into zombies.

Lance, who's name isn't particularly important in this story for some reason, ends up making his way to the CDC because he thinks that something in his blood may contain the cure.  He comes across various individuals and groups on this journey that help to further the story.  Other that some comments about Obama and various political comments I failed to see how this is a "Political" story.  There is this whole theme about the government knowing about the disease and protecting certain people from it, etc... but that's the case in so many of the dystopian type stories you read these days.

Anyway, I did enjoy the book, I enjoyed the writing style and they funny quips, etc... If you are looking for a quick read and you like zombie stories then I recommend this one.

XOXO, Shelly

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the author in exchange for my honest review.*

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