I recommend this book because I really liked the story, but I do so with a few complaints for potential readers to keep in mind.
I like a good zombie apocalypse book now and then, but I especially like zombie books that are a little different and put a zombie front and center, like this one. It took a sad, realistic look at what it would be like if you accidentally got turned into a zombie. I felt so terrible for Paul. And that was what I really liked—the realistic take and the emotions I felt for Paul. I know some readers like to know if books have happy endings or not, so if you want to know: *SPOILER* It does have a “happily ever after” for the main characters, even though it doesn’t seem like it will for most of the story. *END SPOILER*
Now for what I disliked. The writing had some head-hopping/omniscience, which always annoys me. It seemed like sometimes the author just didn’t think things through—small things, but they caused this sudden spike in the suspension of disbelief that was required. Linda was so underdeveloped that she might as well have been an inanimate object; her entire personality was just that she was perfect and so in love with Paul. And the relationship was overly perfect and pristine and forced. Considering the whole premise was about Paul wanting so badly to get to this person he loved, it would’ve been nice to have a little more developed of a relationship to root for.
The audiobook narration by Chet Williamson was good. It sounded fairly natural, and characters sounded different.
I think this could’ve been amazing had it been longer to develop certain characters and relationships more. But as it was, I did still enjoy the emotional and somewhat thought-provoking zombie story.
Anyone who likes zombies as main characters, love-driven characters, and somewhat thought-provoking and emotional stories.
Life has been good to Paul Tremblay. He has a decent job, a beautiful girlfriend, and a devoted pal. It’s just another average day for average joe, Paul. That is, until he wakes up on a table in the morgue. Now, his heart doesn’t beat, he doesn’t breathe, and he keeps forgetting things like his own name. Desperate to get to his girlfriend, Linda, before it’s too late, Paul sets off on a cross-country journey to Los Angeles. It’s a journey of discovery for Paul: who he was, what he is now, and just how far he’s willing to go to get to Linda. Will Linda still love him even though he’s joined the ranks of the undead? Can he still convince her to marry him? Only time will tell but he has to reach her before his time runs out.