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3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  9,016 Ratings  ·  816 Reviews
¿Qué sucedería si un día al levantarse descubriese que la civilización se está cayendo en pedazos? Eso es lo que le sucede al protagonista de Apocalipsis Z, un joven abogado que lleva una vida tranquila y rutinaria en una pequeña ciudad española de provincias, hasta que un oscuro incidente médico en un remoto país del Caucaso tiene lugar. Paulatinamente lo que tan solo era ...more
280 pages
Published July 2007 by Dolmen Editorial (first published 2007)
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Creo que algunos usuarios son injustos con esta novela. El autor no pretende en ningún momento hacer una prosa elaborada. Está escrito en lenguaje de a pié como cualquier ciudadano normal haría, pero numerosas veces el autor se delata y se hace evidente que tiene los recursos y el potencial para hacer mejor prosa. Simplemente no quiere.

El texto rezuma inteligencia. Es cierto que en ocasiones se puede hacer repetitivo pero eso va inherente a una historia de zombies donde constanteme
María  Sanz
Feb 04, 2012 María Sanz rated it really liked it
Recommended to María by: Bruno Nievas
Shelves: favorites
Debo decir que me aproximé a este libro con mucha prevención y escepticismo. No me gustan, en general, las historias de zombies, pero había oído hablar muy bien de ella, a gente cuya opinión me merecía mucha confianza, así que me decidí a abrirlo. Cuando vi que estaba escrito a modo de diario contado por el protagonista mi escepticismo creció aún más (no me gustan los diarios, ni siquiera he sido nunca capaz de escribir uno).
A pesar de todo, decidí darle una oportunidad y empecé a leer, y 2 pág
May 11, 2012 Blair rated it really liked it
¡Qué puedo decir! Se me ha visto el plumero desde que empecé la entrada, y es que me ha encantado. Si bien es cierto que es un género que o gusta o no, en cuanto que a mi me encanta la temática de zombies, este es un libro que evidentemente me tenía que encantar.

No sólo por el hecho de que es de lectura fácil y que tras leer dos páginas ya te encuentras totalmente enganchado a la trama que el autor ha sabido ir introduciendo magistralmente, sino que además me sentí muy identificada al leerlo ya
Jun 29, 2012 Vanlilith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampiri-co, finished, on, 2011, may, 31
Un novello Matheson - Prendete "Io sono leggenda" di Matheson. Fatto? Spostate l'ambientazione dall'America degli anni 'anta alla Spagna del 2010. Fatto? Aggiungeteci un pizzico di ironia e un taglio della narrazione veloce, tipo telefilm per intenderci (e come nei telefilm non finisce con questo episodio!). Fatto? Sostituite le creature vampiriche con degli zombi vecchio stile (se non ne avete affrontati prima vi consiglio di farvi accompagnare da un adulto, non sono propriamente gradevoli, anz ...more
Christina  Torretta
I’m so super excited, and totally freaked out of my mind right now! I love horror, L O V E it! This is horrific in every sense of the word. My heart was palpitating! I even had to put the book down a few times to get my breath and to pretend to blog so I had a reason to walk away! I know… absurd but totally true.

Someone has opened the gates of hell, and you can feel the heat.

Ok, this starts off like any zombiepocalypse but I was a little frustrated that the main character was given pretty much
Martin Belcher
Nov 03, 2012 Martin Belcher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
I have to say this is one of the best Zombie novels I have read, incredibly fast and full of constant suspense and action, it's one of those books you find hard to put down and when you do you find yourself thinking I want to find out what happens next!

The author, Manel Loureiro is Spanish and this book begun as a popular blog in his home country of Spain and then it obviously transferred into a book format. It's been a best seller in Spain, Italy and Brazil and now for the first time translated
John Podlaski
Nov 13, 2012 John Podlaski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do not generally read zombie novels, but with the inception of "free" books for my Amazon Kindle - every genre is now worth exploring. Once I started this book, I could not put it down. Apocalypse Z: The beginning of the End is so realistic, I had to stop reading on occasion just to make sure that I was reading a book and this wasn't really happening.

A man and his best friend, an orange ball of fur cat, watch as the world crumbles around them. A deadly virus, unleashed from a secret location i

This book was really frustrating. The first 70% of the book was a 3 star book. Mildly interesting, good setting. Then it just got bad. The hero is TSTL. I mean really? You know "those things" are attracted by sound, by your own admission you're not a very good shot, and you have a relatively soundless speargun! And yet you use the glock?
And ok I love my cat. But if during a zombie apocalypse she wonders off through an infested hospital I can't justify putting the guy I'm traveling with and myse
Nov 27, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone over 14 YOA.
I usually don't read books that have journal entry settings. Most times, I get bored within the first chapter or so, and drop the book completely. The only reason I decided to give it a try was because it was free to loan on my Kindle. But Apocalypse Z was completely different from other books--and I'm overjoyed that I was lucky enough to get my hands on this.

There was no doubt that I was hooked within the first dozen chapters. The action (which is always a key element of my interest) is consta
Dec 04, 2012 lana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 04, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. The diary form made it move fast and it felt like I was really there. The cat was the right touch. What a character!
Jeff Swesky
I'm kind of surprised by so many high ratings for this book. Okay, the concept is cool: a blogger giving a post by post history of the Zombie Apocalypse. But I've read a lot of blog posts by many different writers, and most are written with so much more creativity and detail. Loureiro's prose reads so basic, almost juvenile. I don't get a feel for the narrator as a character and the details come from the news have almost no punch. For these reasons, I didn't get much past the first 12-15 posts. ...more
Sep 21, 2013 Carrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Zombie Apocalypse novel! One of the best I've read. It is incredibly realistic (as realistic as one of these things can be) and the character, as an ordinary person, reacts in very human ways to what is going on around him. Additionally, interactions with the zombies feels more real than it does in other books and in film and television. For example, there is an extremely graphic scene in which they have to decapitate a zombie, and it isn't done in one clean swipe like you see in movie ...more
Jan 09, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted at: Read, Rinse, Repeat

The information emerging from Russia is full of contradictions. The government insists there is no problem, and yet health care workers from around the world have been summoned. Is it the West Nile virus? Ebola? Nearby countries are shutting their borders and ordering vaccinations. But against what? Nevertheless, the mysterious virus spreads throughout the world as official information slows to a trickle. Blogs report infected individuals exhibiting extreme a
Aleksandra Royzen
There is nothing better than a good apocalyptic Zombie read. And this one just hit the spot for me! It had everything I seek in this sort of a book: gore, horror, suspense, and of course humor.

This might sound weird but this book is sort of realistic, in a way... Don't worry I know the book is about zombies. And zombies are not real, right?? But the novel reads real. First of all the main character is a simple sort of a guy. And he acts and reacts to things like a regular guy. Not some macho war
Jordan Anderson
Feb 16, 2013 Jordan Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first heard of this book, I was unimpressed. I thought this was yet another feeble attempt for an author to cash in on the again resurgent zombie genre. Really, how many books have been written in this departement in the last 3 or 4 years? 100? 500? 1,000's? And even then, how many are original enough to be even considered worth reading?

Apocalypse Z is not original. Nowhere within Loureiro's zombie novel do we find anything new in terms of a zombie apocalypse. The zombies are the same old
Emma Sea
This is terrible! Boring, poorly paced, nothing evocative . . . it brings zilch of interest to the zombielit genre. The author gives me no reason to care about the MC or anyone he encounters.

The structure gave me hope this would be interesting. The story is a series of diary entries which the MC begins, on his psychologist's advice, in an effort to get over the death of his wife. His first efforts at writing coincide with the onset of the zombie outbreak. Loueriro has failed to take advantage o
Ever since I read World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, reading PA zombie fiction has become one of my guilty pleasures. Whenever I feel like I am having a "reader's block", I pick up a zombie book to get out of it, and so far it has worked!

A couple of days back, I decided to venture into the zombie infested wastelands again as I was not in the mood to continue with my other books. And as soon as I knew that Manel Loureiro has written a zombie book which was set in a different country,
May 01, 2013 Yvette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I struggled to make it past the 1/3 mark, I was so bored. I wanted to like this book. There was plenty to charm me: It was a unique premise for a zombie story. It was about a guy and his cat trying to survive, which definitely hit an emotional chord or three. It was more serious, rather than over-the-top.

Although there never seemed to really be a climax, all of the people and situations the main character encounters are interesting. However, both the initial writing and the translation work seem
mark monday
blog entry 2/4/2014

hi everyone. this is mark monday, wasting your time again with some insignificant random musings while the highly significant zombie apocalypse is happening to us all. Apocalypse Wow! well, we all have our own coping strategies and mine is staring at my navel and then reporting back my findings via this blog. I'm sure teh interwebs will go down soon enough and I will have to switch to my journal (who will ever read it??), but for now at least I am online and ready to ramble to
Jan 02, 2015 Hudson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Great post apoc zombie story and I liked how it was set in Spain.
What I found most interesting with the book was that it took Place in Spain. The Zombie stuff I've come across thus far have only taken Place in the USA so it was fun to get to experience the zombie attack from a different country.

I Think that the experiences, reactions and emotions of the survivors feel believable and realistic. How they Think and react, feel, say and do, which is Always nice. How the bigger Picture was treated was good as well, from the slow builtup with nations and goverments
El apocalipsis zombi se desata en Daguestán, extendiéndose al resto del mundo, y a nosotros nos lo cuenta un abogado de Pontevedra en primera persona. La idea de escribir el libro como entradas de blog o de diario en un cuaderno que el prota conserva le da un aire entretenido a la novela, aunque cada tres páginas nos encontramos un "las últimas horas han sido una locura" y expresiones similares.

Dado que son tres libros que se leen como uno solo, pondré en éste todos mis comentarios sobre los tr
Oct 24, 2014 Chrissieskleinewelt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
3,5 Sterne

Muss man bei Zombiebüchern etwas zum Inhalt sagen?
Eine Seuche breitet sich von Russland über die Welt aus und verwandelt harmlose Menschen in grausame, menschenfressende Untote. Beschrieben wird dieser Ablauf von einem spanischen Blogger, dem sein Therapeut zum virtuellen Tagebuchschreiben geraten hat, damit er den Verlust seiner Liebe endlich verarbeiten kann.

Gleich vorweg: Dieser Vorwand zum Blogschreiben des Protagonisten ist wirklich nur
Michelle Morrell
I picked this up through the Kindle lending library to have as an emergency book, but once I started it I read it pretty much straight through.

Yes, another zombie apocalypse, this time focusing on Spain, one man and his cat and a whole lot of "walking undead".

I could tell that this was translated from another language, there were times when an adjective wasn't quite right, or a scene was just a bit off. Still, it was entertaining. Nice(ish) guy tries to make sure his family is okay, tries to hel
Vagner Stefanello
Dec 29, 2015 Vagner Stefanello rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros:

Aproveitando um pouco essa vibe "apocalipse zumbi" que eu estava passando algum tempo atrás, resolvi ir mais a fundo nisso e ler algo relacionado ao tema. Alguns me diziam para ler as obras inspiradas no seriado The Walking Dead, outros para ler Guerra Mundial Z, mas a série que realmente me chamou a atenção foi Apocalipse Z, do autor e advogado espanhol Manel Loureiro.

Sorte minha que consegui a versão em inglês numa promoção da Amazon. Vamos ao que
Lohnt sich für mich nicht, es zu ende zu lesen.
J.B. Caplan
Jan 04, 2016 J.B. Caplan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro fácil de leer. Es mi primera inmersión en la narrativa Zombie y la verdad es que estoy encantado con el libro. Sin ser ningún maestro de la narración, , Loureiro te transporta perfectamente a la situación postapocaliptica que plantea. Un libro muy entretenido! Voy a esperar algún tiempo hasta leer la segunda parte, pero como primer libro de 2016 me ha dejado un buen sabor de boca.

J’ai eu beaucoup de mal à lire ce bouquin, non pas qu’il soit nul au contraire même j’ai adoré, mais j’ai eu comme une panne de lecture, je dirais, lier au fait que mes horaires de boulot me mettaient un peu des bâtons dans les roues. Enfin bref, des problèmes de lecteur quoi :)

Dès que l’on commence la lecture qui est très agréable, il est difficile de s’arrêter quoiqu’il n’y est pas bien entendu d’histoire d’amour, ce qui n’est pas plus mal dans un livre
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International bestselling author Manel Loureiro was born in Pontevedra, Spain and studied law at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. After graduating, he worked in television, both on-screen (appearing on Televisión de Galicia) and behind the scenes as a writer. His Apocalypse Z trilogy—The Beginning of the End, Dark Days, and The Wrath of the Just—took him from the blogosphere to bestsellerdo

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