Beyond Exile (Day by Day Armageddon,# 2)
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Beyond Exile (Day by Day Armageddon #2)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  6,956 ratings  ·  336 reviews
START INTERCEPTArmies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe; there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering to feed off human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.INTERCEPT COMPLETESurvivor, Day by day, the handwritten journal entries of one man caugh...more
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Published July 13th 2010 by Audible Frontiers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Keith In Ky
Pure letdown. This book started okay, then got completely done in by the author trying to state everything he seemed to know about boring military garble. The names of things didn't matter, the story about how he got this wealth of knowledge would have been, it wouldn't have. Somehow this average Joe hero seemed to learn how to do almost everything overnight. There was no indication of this vast wealth of knowledge in the first book. Making the character some sort of military command...more
Patrick D'Orazio
ay by Day Armageddon was one of the first books I read when I became interested in zombie literature, to go hand in hand with my fascination with zombie movies, almost exactly four years ago. As is the case with many people who enjoyed its personal approach to the apocalypse as told by an active officer in the military, I have waited all this time for the long hoped for sequel. Since J.L. Bourne is himself an active member of the military, my guess is that he was only able to write bits and piec...more
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Hmmmmm. Did I enjoy this book as much as it’s predecessor, Day By Day Armageddon? Short answer: No. Long answer: also no. Shall I elaborate?

From a technical standpoint you have to concede that Beyond Exile is Day By Day’s superior. Technically. A lot of the “flaws” of the first book are absent here. The problem is, as you may have guessed by my quote marks. Is that I never thought of Day By Day’s flaws as, well, flaws. Did the plot tend to meand...more
If you're a fan of weapons, gore and frights this book will appeal to you. It's obvious the author really knows war, weaponry and combat like the back of his hand. This makes the book believable, even though it's about zombies. There are some genuinely rather terrifying moments, moments that will make you sad, parts that will have you questioning what you would do in the same situation.

The only thing I would say this (and to an extent the first Day By Day Armageddon book) is weak on is the actua...more
This is the second book in the Day by Day Armeggedon series and, while I liked this book, I didn't like it as much as the first. I think, while the first book is about a guy who happens to have the skills of a marine surviving a zombie apocalypse, the second book gets too technical. The character gets recomissioned into the Marines to save the civilians hiding in a bunker with him. After this a lot of the book talks about different weapons and military devices in a technical way that sometimes p...more
♥ Marlene♥
Finished this morning and to be honest I was glad I was done.
There is book 3 but to me this book became a bit over the top en again to me, ridiculous so I think I am going to not read the last book. He is going to China I believe?

This author is a typical male writer but that is not fair cause I know many male authors who can come up with good detailed characters.

Lots of talk about the weapons which I do not care much about.
I am sure there are people who will enjoy this book though.
I am having a hard time rating this one. I had settled on 3 stars, as I've decided to 'toughen up' my reviewing standards, but I then thought its more of an 8 out of 10, which makes it a 4 out of 5 and I've already confused the shit outta myself, but anyway, the point is this is a really good book if this kinda plot is your kinda thing. And that ISN'T me saying that it ISN'T my kinda thing. I think I just read the first 2 too close together, and feeling SO close to our diary keeper almost made M...more
First paragraph: I started feeling physically better the day of the twenty-first. The attack from the raiders had really busted me up. I got out of bed, drank a gallon of water (over the course of a few hours) and stretched a bit. I asked John what it looked like topside. He didn’t want to say much of anything so I followed him up to the control room to look for myself. The previous night John had rushed out in the darkness and pulled the bag off one of the cameras and dashed back inside. There...more
"Beyond Exile" immediately picks up right after "Day By Day Armageddon" left off, with our protagonist still kicking after the climactic confrontation with the roving raider band at the end of the previous book. Our nameless officer is licking his wounds, still leading his little band of survivors, and still making his journal entries.

Safe for the moment in their new haven of "Hotel 23", the group is actually found by what's left of civilization in the form of military formations who stumble ont...more
Richard Kearney
Permuted Press (motto: "Enjoy the Apocalypse") is a specialist publisher for zombie fiction - yes, that's right, what a genre! This novel is a sequel to Bourne's wildly popular "Day by Day Armageddon" and it picks up right where the first novel left off, detailing six months in the life of its protagonist, a military officer who uses his meticulous, obsessive habits of preparedness to keep himself and others alive through a multitude of threats from the dead and the living.

Like the first book, t...more
I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed the first one. I think combining a very first person narrative with a this genre really works, for me anyway.

I think that the original premise was a great idea, and I did adore the first book and getting to know the characters and getting to know how each character became part of the main story was what still leaves Book One lingering as my favourite of the two.

However, I do think Bournes writing style has shied away from the 'Dear Diary' style that...more
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This is the sequel to Day by Day Armageddon by the same author. It continues where the first book left off at and is done in the same style, the main character’s journal entries. With this being the second book by this author, I expected more from him in way of his writing. There are still the grammatical errors and lack of contractions within the story that make it feel and read choppy and at times disjointed.

The story is a work of fiction, however, when any author and one who is allegedly an...more
A long time ago in a forum far far away, JL Bourne was among many budding authors attempting to create their own zombie universe to share with others. This is where I first encountered Bourne's diary-style writing. I'm quite happy to have seen him published and widely read since that time.

When I first started reading Beyond Exile, I found myself a bit lost. It had been quite awhile since I read the first book in the series and this one started without any refresher information. I then came to t...more
This continues the Day by Day Armageddon zombie series. Once again, pure pulpy zombie fun. The book continues the story (remember "book 1" just ends without a real conclusion and "book 2" simply proceeds - a trend not started by this author/publisher but an approach unfortunately well-accepted these days)

Anyways, the fun level continues, although the storyline gets incrementally more preposterous as the book proceeds. The last few pages add a whole new "twist" to the story. (It's hard to be judg...more
I went into Beyond Exile with slightly misleading information--its written journal style (its a guy, so I don't think we can call it a 'diary') and chock full of military terms, euphemisms and well...military stuff. Having grown up military this was both a godsend (because I understood what he was talking about) and a curse (because I understood too well what he wasn't saying). Also its fair to point out I read the first book (Day by Day Armageddon) after reading this book.

As a zombie book this...more
For me this book didn't work as well as the first one. While Day by Day Armaggedon was fun and fast paced and exciting, this book in a lot of parts reads like a military survival manual, much too technical and impersonal. Also, a much slower read. It starts off great, then considerably slows down only picking back up toward the end, leaving it wide open for part 3, which I hope will be more exciting and more like the original. Solid zombie read, but not on par with the first one. 3 stars.
I really enjoyed the first two books in this zombie apocalypse series by J.L. Bourne. Both are told in the first person from the perspective of a former soldier as he survives the chaos. Very well-written and both books kept me turning the pages. The second book picks up right where the first one left off. I think the story lost a bit of steam when our protagonist and his group of survivors meet up with the military and get in contact with an aircraft carrier still functioning in the Gulf of Mex...more
still fast-paced and fun, but weighted down with too much military jargon that did as much to scare away me as a civilian as it did to entertain my military husband.
This one was more intense than the first and better writing. I really liked it!
Gloria Finocchi
La trama potrebbe essere anche abbastanza accettabile se non fosse per tutta la parte 'militare' in cui l'autore descrive le armi e i vari reparti dell'esercito usando preferibilmente acronimi a me completamente ignoti e completamente noiosi. Certo averlo letto in lingua originale non ha aiutato. E' anche formidabile la completa incapacità dell'autore di affrontare i sentimenti e le interazioni umane. Alla fine del libro c'è un risvolto talmente sbalorditivo (quanto a mio avviso inutile) che ren...more
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If you like your zombies sweet, awkward in a dorky way with a little paranormal love going on, you will be very disappointed. If however, you love your zombies to be mean, hungry, disgusting with a lot of war like images then you will love this book. This book has a lot of military imagery and it has to do with the main character who is, in fact a military marine man. It is he who has helped the remaining people to survive and his mission is to find as many survivors as he can.

This book is writt...more
Larry Zieminski
Dec 07, 2010 Larry Zieminski rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zombie Apocalypse fans, military fiction
After a great first book, J.L Bourne follows up with a worthy sequel. The characters are consistent, the action set-pieces are exciting, and the conspiracy-laden story continues to evolve.

I felt the first book ended too abruptly. This book picks up right from the end of the first book, dealing with the aftermath of an attack. The story constantly changes...just when you think you know how things are going to play out, Bourne shakes things up, putting our hero in a different, more dangerous, situ...more
Felicia A
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William Bentrim
Day by Day Armageddon, Beyond Excile by J. L. Bourne

When I read Bourne's first book I was surprised to discover there is a Zombie story genre. This is the 2nd Zombie story in his series. It, too, seems to attract a loyal following. Once again the protagonist is an active duty military officer in a nation that is combating an unknown disease. The disease turns out to be Zombieism (?) and the bulk of the world is infected. This continuing story centers on the survival of the few remaining uninfect...more
Timothy Ward
J.L. Bourne has done it again. The sequel to Day by Day Armageddon picks up with our hero in an underground military base when a distress call from an army squad trapped near the city leads him back into the fray. Bourne does an excellent job of amping up the difficulty for his protagonist in this one, forcing him out of the comfort of a base and again exploring the thrill of survival out in the zombie wasteland. In the process, Bourne introduces stronger zombies in larger numbers, some demented...more
[I've upgraded this book from a 3 to a 4 star after some consideration. One of the things that really make this book stand out are the details. Details Details Details. This guy is always thinking about everything, where his next meal will come from, where the next toilet paper supply will come from, water, fuel, name it and he has a plan or is thinking about one. Back in the world before the zombies happened he must have been borderline survivalist NRA member of the year. In the zombie infested...more
Not as tense or gritty as the first book, Beyond Exile picks up where the first book left off and continues in the military journal style. The book is somewhat split into two halves, with the first half focused on more mundane maintenance and day-to-day life around Hotel 23 and the second half focused on a more survivalist story line. The first half of the book is not as exciting and lets the story down a bit, which is why I can only give this book three stars. It's still a good read for the mos...more
Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Oltre l’esilio, di J. L. Bourne, ufficiale della Marina Militare americana e neo-scrittore, è il secondo volume dell’apprezzata serie zombie survival horror Day by Day Armageddon e il seguito di Diario di un sopravvissuto agli zombie.

Contrariamente ai più, ho trovato questa seconda parte della trilogia meno avvincente, molto lenta la prima parte della storia dove praticamente non succede quasi nulla e sebbene nella seconda si riscatti e acceleri notevolmente, è troppo infarcita di tecnicismi mil...more
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J.L. Bourne is an active duty military officer and the author of Day by Day Armageddon, and the the sequels, Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile, and Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass.

His latest short story in the saga, Day by Day Armageddon: Grey Fox is now available.

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