Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Review: Tankbread by Paul Mannering


Summary:  Ten years ago humanity lost the war for survival.

Now intelligent zombies rule the world. Feeding the undead of a steady diet of cloned people called Tankbread, the survivors live in a dangerous world on the brink of final extinction.

One outlaw courier must go on a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Australia. Fighting his way into the very heart of the apocalypse in the desperate search for a way to save the last humans and destroy the undead threat.

His only companion is a girl with an extraordinary secret. Her name is Else, and she's Tankbread.


Review: I've been waiting to read this for awhile and I was not disappointed. It may be a zombie novel but it plays out as a cat and mouse chase story. The cat being a horde of ravenous intelligent zombies, of course. This is a great story of redemption, heroics and what it means to be human, all the elements of a great novel. I enjoyed the characters and every scene of survivors and their attempts at creating a pocket of civilization in the midst of chaos.
Else was awesome. A cross between Leeloo from 5th Element and River Tam from Firefly. She was a perfect mix of innocence and warrior. It was great to see her grow as an individual. I am excited that her adventure does continue in the sequel.
I am happy to report that this book did not disappoint. It is a well executed adventure in the outback.