A serial killer is executed by lethal injection. And the people they kill wake up and kill some more people. Volker's original plan for the death row inmate makes me sad and outraged all in one. He can see, hear, smell, feel; He just cant stop the beast he is becoming. I would seek out this narrator for other audiobooks. This is the way the world ends.
Seriously, in this day and age, and this book was set in a present time, not unlike now, we have a zombie pop culture. She's allowed to be a jackass and we're still supposed to cheer for her because she's sad and damaged, blah. The night I started this I had a zombie nightmare. Where that book was more of a thriller with zombies, Dead of Night is a more traditional, zombie outbreak in a small town type of story, which is more to my preference. Instead, I got a mediocre one about a guy in Spain willing to sacrifice the world for his stupid cat, one that's a political thriller that only said it has zombies in it, and now this book. He gave his life so they could escape the zombie herd that swarmed them. Billy fares slightly better, but his storyline serves to uncover most of the exposition, so his scenes eventually become boring.
This book is a definite read for those wanting zombies and human development. That is until they come across the Rangers and find they con rely on each other to escape them. I really appreciate how some of the group, Cat, Nadia, and Lisa have decided that St. Bar one thing, and that's what makes me give this three and a half - I really, really wish we could give half stars because this book deserves this half one stars instead of a lower rating. The parasites are little white larvae that are born pregnant that keep the consciousness of their host intact, while the parasites have complete control over their body. The book ends where it begins, with the group depressed and with low morale.
The good - there were a couple of twists in the living dead storyline I hadn't seen before. He did not know that Gibbon had family an Aunt Selma Conroy to be exact. Little things become very important again and their will to live has never been higher. Maberry has done it again. Overall, a solid zombie book that's a lot of fun to read for those who enjoy the horror genre. I think this would make a great movie, kind of Outbreak like, but with the zombie virus instead of a haemorrhagic mutated-ebola virus that while gory for an M rated movie was not all that deadly.
The survivors hole up in a secure facility and hope for rescue. The dead doc wakes up, kills some people. At the same time, reporter Billy Trout has hear about the mysterious aunt that wants Homer Gibbons buried with family. Dead of Night was flipping awesome. There is also a strangely conscious and in-control serial killer who is also completely insane and spreading the virus.
I really hope the author doesn't look back at this as one of his finest works, but since I won't be revisiting him any time soon it doesn't matter much to me. Expect language, gritty violence, sexual themes, and horror. Can she overcome her inner demons before it's too The Zombie Apocalypse is here. I loved the trio of tough girls, sticking together even when ideas and actions of some border to craziness. Yes, there are unique twists. It would've been interesting if she had post traumatic stress from the war or if she'd failed in some way as a cop that made her so gung ho about getting the job done.
It feels more realistic, even if its harder to tell who the bad and the good guys are. The characters started out rough, but won me over in the end. However, even this is kind of meh. Worse, the scientist who created the virus is missing. Dez Fox, a war veteran police officer, is the main character. The epidemic spreads quickly through the small town and soon even the police force have become one of the walking dead.
Nadia has been bitten and survived, making her a carrier of the virus. They know there is more for them in the world. There is death and then life again well kind of, the undead shall walk upon the earth a I interviewed Jonathan Maberry recently He talks about writing, favorite books, Bram Stoker Awards and Martial arts. They feel safer, with one less killer on death row. I liked a few things about this story. Of course, I never had any solid feel for him. Homer kills one soldier and injures another with a sawed-off shotgun at close quarters before going into shock.
We actually get to see inside the minds of the dead, learn about the people trapped inside there, and that ratchets up the horror of the whole thing; it's a great idea that the author makes good use of. A military bio-weapon could be the most dangerous weapon to us all. A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. Dead of Night was written in the most effortless and trite way possible. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and it would have easily been a 4.