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Thsi is the new Jonathon Mayberry zombie book.  I just downloaded it yesterday on my phone and started reading it before I went to bed.  VERY interesting take on the ZPAW so far.  I like it.  Finally another good book by an accredited author.  I love the z fiction, but unfortunately most of the books out there are not written well and not edited well at all.

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So I am at the part where Benny finally gets to see what his big brother does for a living and gets to see that the dudes he loves so much are not that great after all.

I love the idea that zombies just kind of stand around for so long they actually have weeds growing around their legs up to the calf.

I like the take that zombies were once people and should be treated with respect, but so far it 'may' be going to far.  He got to that little village and was supposed to take that zom out and there were only 10 or so in the area, but he completely avoids them.

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unfortunately most of the books out there are not written well and not edited well at all.

Haha ain't that the truth. That shit kills me. 

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Alright so i think i am about half way through this book right now and am REALLY liking it.  Not enough Z action as of yet, but I am sure that is going to change soon.

I am reading it on my iphone and I am just now figuring out how to tell where I am in a story (when i was reading DBD2 I had no idea where I was in the story and it felt like the story just ended because I didnt know how to see where I was)  So I am around 2500 out of 6000 pages on my phone complete.

The story is remarkable so far I am just hoping for my action later in the book.

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"Something my granddad used to tell us. You know Macumba? Voodoo. My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth."
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I'll have to check it out. I love a good zombie book.

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Dude...what the fuck did you change you avatar again for?  That's like the 8th time in the last month. And who is that chick anyway?  Another one of your ass-models?

PS. Loved his Patient Zero and Dragon Factory books.  

And to hijack this thread....book two of  Guillermo Del Toro's Strain trillogy is coming out on ....tuesday? Nice vampire/virus book so far.    

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I know I am a .gif whore now that I found a couple good sites that dont load my computer with viruses.

The chick is Scarlett Johansen.  I have a fairly big crush on her even though her ass is SUPER pedestrian.

And Yeah I loved the Patiet Zero book also, but this one is actually about zombies like bigtime.  More of a traditional type zombie book with his own little spin on the story and also written well!

You guys ALL have to get the book.  It will help promote real authors tackling the zombie genre.  It has really become watered down IMO.

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Scarlett Johansson may Play Porn Queen Jenna Jameson in Biopic. YEah!!!!


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Scarlett Johansson may Play Porn Queen Jenna Jameson in Biopic. YEah!!!!



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Finished the book yesterday and came close to crying.  Good book.  This is another one where I could see a GOOD movie being made out of.  It has all the elements of a traditional hollywood story, good -v- evil, multiple love stories, cliffhangers, come backs, mysterious characters etc etc etc.

I would def like to see this one become a movie.

Pick it up people!

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Scarlett Johansson may Play Porn Queen Jenna Jameson in Biopic. YEah!!!!



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If I get near civilization I'll pick up a copy.

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It's a decent book, it has more to do with dealings with others than zombies really.
It takes place about 15 years  or so after everything went to hell and gone.
The teenage angst in it isn't my thing though and the "lost girl" buffy vampire slayer type character was a bit much for me -a personal thing, just sick of the ninja super warrior kid thing.

As John mentions the interesting take on the zombie genre is how some of the people view the zombies. 
The use of a "sliver" to "quiet" the dead from reanimating is something I never heard of before in this genre.

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Well I went to get this @ B-n-N it's in the kids section...pass.


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RZH!  You passed on a zombie book written by an accredited author?  It is a good book no matter where they decide to show it.

Get it RZH.  You will not be dissapointed.

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Anyone?  Shit I thought with all the talk we had with his other zombie book that we would be all over this book.  This one is full on zombie book no special ops, terrorist plot.  Straight up zombie goodness.

What gives people?

Noone else reading it?  I am re reading it and about a third of the way done.

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Anyone?  Shit I thought with all the talk we had with his other zombie book that we would be all over this book.  This one is full on zombie book no special ops, terrorist plot.  Straight up zombie goodness.

What gives people?

Noone else reading it?  I am re reading it and about a third of the way done.

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I don't have time enough to post on MSSF anymore, let alone read a new book. If it's got an audiobook, I can do it. I listen to those in my car and at work. But I don't have time to read as of lately.

But if you've been in the other thread, I'm a sucker for Maberry so of course I want to read this. 

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ooooooooooh mr I am too busy!

lol

No for real though (when you get time) check it out.

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J. Mayberry posted this on his Facebook page.


As he said;  "This absolutely blew my mind. A high school flag corps from a school in North Carolina did a routine inspired by Rot & Ruin. I can't begin to express how flattering that is. Stuff like this really warms my heart"

   
It always amazes me how one person can inspire others.  Like Z did with his series.  Reminds me of H.B. Piper.  Back in the day he wrote story after story and had no success until just days after his death when a publisher suddenly had good news for him; but, to this day, H.B.Piper still inspires writers.  A new book based off his work just came out last year.  

I'm sure Z's work will fall into that "sleeper" category like Piper; that many read and are inspired by later on in years.

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There's a sequel called Dust and Decay.  It picks up where the first one left off.  You should definitely read it too. Two of the better zombie books out there in my opinion.

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Just ordered this for $9.90 w/shipping.  I've loved the Ledger series and need something to pass the time before his next one comes out (in the editing phase, I believe).  Figured I'd give this a try.
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Just ordered this for $9.90 w/shipping.  I've loved the Ledger series and need something to pass the time before his next one comes out (in the editing phase, I believe).  Figured I'd give this a try.


It only took you 2 years!  JHC you slow mother fucker! 

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Slow and steady... Ask your wife
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I remember when Rot and ruin was just a short story called "Family Business". I just got done with the third book of the trilogy. Good stuff. Now on to Patient Zero.

Which I have RCS to thank for that! Thanks man!

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No problem, dude.  I'll need that back in Nov, BTW, but I'll hook you up with the second if you're game.
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I didnt know there was a thiird book until you said something James...I just downloaded it on my phone and will start reading when i am done with the count of monti cristo....for the third time.
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