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The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1) cover art

A woman who thoroughly enjoyed this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-2019

I’ve used my gender in the title in the review for this book as it’s sad and maddening to hear the author have to preface his work of fiction against pathetic whines of racism and misogyny. This book, as a book, is neither. It’s also fiction, and if characters are racist (against any colour) or sexist (against either gender), people must accept that is the character in the book, not the book itself nor the author. A book must have ‘baddies’ and ‘goodies’ - and either of these could be racist or sexist or any number of things - but that doesn’t make the book or author those things. Readers also need to realise misogyny actually means hatred of women, it shouldn’t be used interchangeably with sexism - it doesn’t mean the same thing, unfortunately in modern society these words are incorrectly conflated on the daily.
I’m sorry the author needed to make comments as clearly many ignorant people had made attacks. The world in its current crazy state could no doubt do with a zompoc.
I found this book, it’s pace, characters and everything else to be completely absorbing and highly entertaining. I loved this book and can’t wait to read the others.
My niggle would be the opposite of the clearly feminist unsubstantiated whines of misogyny and racism - I found this book still annoyingly gynocentric, although not as bad as pretty much any other apocalyptic or survivalist book I’ve read, regardless of the authors gender.
I was also not a great fan of the epilogue, only because there are so many books in the series. Maybe it’ll make sense to have this epilogue once I read all the other books, which I absolutely will do.
Very impressed with the narrator and how I was able to clearly see each character speaking in my mind when he changed his voice to suit what theirs would be.
Really enjoyed this book, highly recommend for lovers of this genre.

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Zombie Rules: Zombie Rules, Book 1 cover art

I do not think I will bother with the next in the series

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-2018

Unless you’re a teen then don’t bother.
There wasn’t anything much wrong with the way the story was put together or narrated. But the story itself was awful.
Typically sexist/gynocentric in that the male characters die and the females are never killed. Also really weird that the start and finish of the book is the rape of a child.. literal rape but (maybe because the child is a boy?) the author never calls it that, simply “bullying” .. SMH.
A book about teens for teens, maybe written by one?! As an adult it was not enjoyable.

Fight like a Man: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller cover art

Give it a miss

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-2018

I wouldn’t recommend this book, plenty other better ones like after it happened and getting out.

The Last Town cover art

What happened to Hayley?!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

Loved this book, easily kept me entertained.
1. What happened to Hayley?
2. Where is the sequel?!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Undead: Part 1 cover art

Internalised misandry, yawn

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-2018

Started out as an OK read/listen, not an amazingly written story at all, but ok enough for when I’m bored. But I couldn’t even get through part one. Just the way the protagonist is ok with inflicting death and pain upon the undead or living - so long as they are male, never female of course, as he has this sickening morality about never hurting a female and trying to save them.. As I’m strongly for treating people equally regardless of gender I can’t stand wasting my time listening to an annoying lead character who seems to really not like or have any respect for his own gender, and instead has such gynocentrism.
Yes ok I know that unfortunately the general populace is like this, will always treat females better, sexist against males thinking it’s fine to headbutt a male, and females deserve to have lives risked to save them.
Doesn’t mean I have to waste my time listening to that drivel though.
Going to write about head butting a living female just for being arrogant?
Didn’t think so.
I’ll move onto the next book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful