Saturday, April 7, 2018

Review: Among the Living by Timothy W. Long @TimWLong

The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun.

When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighborhood, Lester isn't going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele… the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs.

Mike, a newspaper reporter, suspects a conspiracy lies behind the chaos. He’s driven to find the truth, even if it means dragging his beautiful co-worker into danger.

Kate has a dark secret: she’s a budding young serial killer. As society collapses, her skill in dealing death may be the one thing that can keep her alive.

These survivors, along with others, are drawn together in their quest to find not only the truth behind the spreading apocalypse, but also to escape the madness they face at every turn.

Review: The book does a great job of introducing all the characters and and the slow burn of their catastrophic situation. You get to know each one and learn what makes them tick and of course, some are are going to die. This is a zombie story.

There is one negative and that is the author's use of bathos. Every character has some joke to tell at the worst time and most of the time aren't funny. I could do with out it.

It's otherwise a seriously strong, well told, zombie story. I greatly enjoyed it overall.