Sunday, May 12, 2013

Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro (Book 2012)

This was a pretty good zombie book. The turmoil is based in Spain as the writer is Spanish and such, so that was a change from the usual US-based zombie adventures that I quite often read. The format of the storytelling was blog/journal entries so it was similar to that of Day by Day.

A few things that bothered me was that the survivors took forever to find a knife or to fashion a weapon out of everyday items. It seemed unrealistic how after you figured out that zombies could heart and needed to be taken out via the head that you wouldn't try to have a close quarters combat (CQC) type of weapon or to try to make a spear of some sort to alleviate the need for using one's firearms.

The second thing that was a bit unrealistic was that the main character kept on toting around his cat. I can understand a dog but cats totally don't listen to you...might as well have a parakeet. Sure, an animal may assist in keeping one's sanity in terms of remembering what it is to be human and all but still...watching a person carry around a cat carrier in the zombie apocalypse would make me question a few things.

Although there were some oddities with the story, the pace was good and the characters were believable. I'm hoping there will be more books from this author to continue on with the story.
Rating - High