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This Plague of Days, Episode 1 (This Plague of Days Episode 1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
An autistic boy + elements of The Stand + 28 Days Later = A haunting protagonist versus the Running Dead

These zombies run fast!

The end of the world comes in two stages: a flu pandemic that kills 60% of the world's population. Then the terrorists' virus mutates and the infected become cannibals.

Enter the mind of an autistic boy with unique interests and abilities. A select
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ebook, Episode 1, 53 pages
Published June 17th 2013 by Ex Parte Press
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Alex
Oct 21, 2013 Alex rated it it was amazing
Chute sucks you in from word one and pulls you down his post apocalyptic rabbit hole! You will sleep with the lights on, covers pulled over your head and dust off the old teddy bear for comfort. Horrifically well written and engaging. There are other popular books in this genre, but after reading this there is nothing else that climbs to the heights of Chute's caliber.

If you enjoy stories that will terrify without leaning on the same old tried and true zombie clichés, This Plague of Days is the
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Donna
Mar 26, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
This is a good read, with the boy who is some kind of autistic and also has some power I am beginning to think. I swapped this out for Season One so I am in the midst of reading the whole first season now. So far it is a virus that has gotten out of a lab, on purpose, although we don't yet know who the evil one is who arranged that.
At first I was going to put it down when I thought it was going to be all about the boy with autism but there are other characters and the boy is very interesting as
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Jordanna East
Jun 24, 2013 Jordanna East rated it it was amazing
I think this storyline is brilliant. It's not your cliched, run-of-the-mill zombie apocalypse story. It's character driven. It's cerebral. It's awesome.

The first episode of This Plague of Days is the perfect balance of back story, anecdotes, and the events of the present crisis. Jaime, the main character, is fantastically written and surprisingly well thought out. His diagnosis on the Autistm Spectrum (formerly known as Aspergers), combined with his synthesesia (seeing emotions as color-auras)
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Tammy K.
Aug 03, 2013 Tammy K. rated it liked it
Parts of this story were quite unique and endearing. While others were laborious and preachy.
The story starts off with a bang but loses it steam as the plot progressed.
The atheist spin was pushed quite strongly which made me cringe.
With the exception of the young boy Jamie, I found the characters unlikable and so I failed to connect with most of them.
The time that it took for the family and community to realize that the plaque was real and start preparing was so long that I almost quit reading
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Jesse Daggett
Mar 25, 2014 Jesse Daggett rated it really liked it
I don't read much zombie horror, but when I found out this story is not your normal zombie tale which is told from the perspective of a child with Autism, it piqued my interest. I am happy to have started reading this series and highly recommend it. It is a well written story with believable and interesting characters. Great work, Chute.
Lori Franklin Hopkins
May 12, 2014 Lori Franklin Hopkins rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book in a set called Horror Within : 8 Book Boxed Set.

This is a first for the genre that I have found. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and hated that it ended so soon. I will definitely have to read the rest!
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After escaping retail hell, I trained as a journalist and worked in newspapers and magazines before becoming a drone in the book publishing hive. I worked for Harlequin, The Canadian Book Information Centre, Lester & Orpen Dennys and Cannon Books in various capacities in editorial, publicity and sales. I learned a lot about what not to do. (All of the above companies are dead and gone except, ...more
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