Posts Tagged ‘zombie books’

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Book Review at Words I Write Crazy

“Dead Tropics is an excellent book, it’s got zombies, touching scenes, threat of death, and survival, Dead Tropics encases a great storyline, and characters! Lori’s had a lot of tough times, but she’s a strong leader, and if this was YA, I’d say that she was the opposite of a TSTL, because she takes charge, and she’s strong. Really loved that!…”

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Book Review at Patrick D’Orazio’s Blog

This is a zombie tale that definitely speeds along at a rapid pace.  Many undead stories that focus on the outbreak itself try to keep the energy level up throughout the story but tend to slow the tempo down at one point or another.  Such is not the case here, where the energy level remains high throughout, with barely any time for the reader to breath.  Of course, the somewhat unique angle played here is that Lori is a mother, and a fairly normal one at that.  She isn’t a superhero or has any special skills outside of the fact that she is a nurse, which does come in handy when an attempt is made to stop infection from spreading from a bite suffered by a loved one.  Other than that, the only thing that Lori seems to possess out of the ordinary is a stubborn determination to protect her family and to be a leader who takes charge of every situation they confront.  All in all, she is a realistic character that does her best, failing and succeeding in making good choices along the way, like most of us would do under the same circumstances…

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Review of Dead Tropics at Horror News

“Finding originality in the zombie fiction genre is becoming quite a difficult task, but Permuted Press continue to find authors who are able to take a very hackneyed concept (the dead returning to life to feast on/massacre/infect the living) and create some very compelling stories.One such story is DEAD TROPICS by Sue Edge, which takes a look at the usual survival tropes through the eyes of a mother rather than your average badass/mercenary/chancer/Bruce Campbell knock-off…”

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Review of Dead Tropics at Horror News

From Triffids to Zombies

I blame my love of zombies on triffids.
Until I was twelve years old, my reading list was pretty tame.  It consisted of classics like the Prisoner of Zenda, horse stories such as My Friend Flicka and cute mysteries like Trixie Belden.  My deepest desires were to uncover a jewellery heist in the neighborhood and to own a horse that ran like the wind (courtesy of Black Stallion).
And then I read The Day of the Triffids.  A meteor that renders the world blind.  Flesh-hungry walking plants that roam the streets.  What a dream combination!