Meat Camp / Zombie Fallout / This Plague of Days / The Unwashed Dead (books 97 – 100)

Meat Camp / Scott Nicholson and J.T. Warren

synopsis – Something’s up at the stay camp for delinquent boys. Something that shouldn’t be “up.” Something which should be dead and down… ZOMBIES! Ever since old coot Fraley let his daughter take up a silly notion ’bout tryin’ to do some good in the world and open up that city boys’ camp, things just ain’t been right in this here neck of the woods. And now that them punk boys are gettin’ all zombified, it’s up to old coot Fraley, his day-dreamin’ kin, a kooky camp counselor, and a chicken-shit sheriff to set things right.

reaction – True to its name, “Meat Camp” is meaty and campy. It’s a B movie plot with fun characters, and is delightfully gruesome to boot. Having been a camper and a camp counselor, I appreciated this tale of camp kiddies blossoming into camp zombies. Not too far from real life. Ever been camping or counseling? Read this with a big bowl of popcorn and let the zombie-augmented memories come flooding back.

recommendation – This book renewed my will to live.

get it herehttp://www.amazon.com/Meat-Camp-Thriller-Scott-Nicholson-ebook/dp/B00CHECGRM/

also available in an 8-book boxed set here http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Within-Book-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B00JEQUW8Q

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Zombie Fallout / Mark Tufo

synopsis – A family man, doin’ what he can, and… flu shot-induced ZOMBIES! Holy crap, they’re everywhere, and now he must do more than he can to save his wife, kids, his daughter’s fiancé, his son’s co-worker, the family dog, a couple of BFFs, somebody else’s dog, and whomever else is still left in the neighborhood… Argh, there’s too many zombies and non-zombies to deal with… When the gore hits the floor, who and what will be left standing?

reaction – A wide cast of diverse characters, a twisting plot, and non-stop humor made this a thrill to read. The storyline kept me guessing, and the tone, despite the shock and gore, was lighthearted and conversational. Not an easy task to pull off, but Tufo did it. Not only that, but he believably got into the minds (what was left of them) of the zombies. A must-read for zombie fans.

recommendation – This book renewed my will to live.

get it herehttp://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Fallout-Mark-Tufo-ebook/dp/B003A022YO

also available in an 8-book boxed set herehttp://www.amazon.com/Horror-Within-Book-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B00JEQUW8Q

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This Plague of Days / Robert Chazz Chute

synopsis – If things weren’t already difficult enough in the life of autistic Jaimie, now he has to deal with… ZOMBIES! As Jaime’s family struggles to adapt to a too-rapidly changing world of disease and scarcity, Jaime continues to plow through life with superhuman clarity of understanding… yet has no way to communicate his knowledge. Will he find a way to process his new world? His senses are in constant overload, yet he senses he will survive.

reaction – This is an introspective look at a differently-abled person’s take on a zombocalypse. The main character is unusually drawn, especially for a zombie story, yet is well-developed. The supporting characters are poignant and heartfelt. A great example of sensory integration in a survival story. Read this for a quick, yet thoughtful, zombie story that opens a new zombie horizon…

recommendation – This book renewed my will to live.

get it herehttp://www.amazon.com/Plague-Season-Zombie-Apocalypse-Serial-ebook/dp/B00DGC8C72

also available in an 8-book boxed set herehttp://www.amazon.com/Horror-Within-Book-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B00JEQUW8Q

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The Unwashed Dead / Ian Woodhead

synopsis – Life is tough and gritty in the Breakspear housing project. So is death. So are… ZOMBIES! Yep, zombies have invaded Breakspear, thanks to a secret, sinister government experiment. Now the survivors must choose between banding together to fight the unwashed dead, or going it alone. On one hand, there’s strength in numbers (this is also not lost on the zombies). On the other hand, Breakspear has more than its share of thugs, thieves, and roving gangs (both zombie and non-zombie). Will the human spirit prevail in some small pocket? Or will the government zombies devour every last soul?

reaction – This is life in a British ghetto during the zombocalypse. Foul low-lifes with foul motives and foul language. This story had a great voice, with high tension throughout. I enjoyed the “band together / every one for themselves” knife edge. Lots of interpersonal conflict and emotion. Read this for a richly told British grit zombie story.

recommendation – This book renewed my will to live.

get it herehttp://www.amazon.com/Unwashed-Dead-Zombie-Armageddon-ebook/dp/B00DQ3BKZ2

also available in an 8-book boxed set herehttp://www.amazon.com/Horror-Within-Book-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B00JEQUW8Q

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6 Comments

  1. Oh, CM –
    Your description of “Meat Camp” reminded me of a great B-movie gem: THEM DAMN ZOMBIES!
    If you ever get a chance to watch it, it will renew your will to live.

    Happy holidays!

    Bob

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    • I’m all for renewing my will to live – THEM DAMN ZOMBIES! is now on my “to watch” list. Thanks, Bob! Happy New Year!

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  2. Speaking of a renewed will to live: that’s what being a zombie is all about, right?

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  3. Wow, four winners, and a hundred books – you did it! Happy New Year! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Diane! Happy New Year to you!

      Though I’m gonna put up 4 more reviews on New Year’s Eve to meet the “Mad Reviewer” challenge. 🙂

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