Xombies: Apocalypse Blues (Xombies #1)
Running for her life, seventeen-year-old Lulu is rescued by the father she has never known and taken aboard a refitted nuclear submarine that has one mission: to save a little bit of humanity.
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The cover artist, or the art director who approved the design, should of course be severely punished. The abnormally young appearance of the central character is a major plot point, and she HAS no clea...more
It's a zombie novel.
They urghh and arghh like any zombie just a little faster. Just because you place a X instead of a Z doesn't make it different. You can put replace SK in skunk with a X and it stills stinks.
But is it a good zombie novel? It's a little early to tell but so far I keep thinking of Xunks.
I finished it and will have a rating and full review...more
It would be easy to just pigeonhole it as yet another zombie apocalypse story – but that would be the lazy reviewer’s way out because there’s a lot more to Xombies then … well … ummm … zombies. From a bit of The Hunt for Red October, to (as the cover proclaims) Lord of the Flies, to grim dystopian sci-fi, Xombies seems to move pretty effortlessly from genre to genre. But let’s start out with the zombie stuff because there’s nothing I like better than a good z...more
The story revolves around a girl named Lulu that has spent most of her life...more
What I liked about this story was that the author took a great deal of time cr...more
Wow! What a ride! I literally could not put this book down. I almost got hit by a car while walking to work and reading this book at the same time - that is how engrossed I became in this story.
you see a book called "Xombies" and you naturally expect it to be about marauding ghouls. Hey, I love marauding ghouls, but they're only a sm...more
Con la ayuda de su supuesto padre, Lulú huye de su madre, quien...more
Dos and Don'ts - Writing a Zombie Apocalypse Novel:
DON'T Make Your Contagion Based on Gender - Want to know why it's spelled X-O-M-B-I-E-S rather than Z-O-M-B-I-E-S? Brace yourselves.
Agent X is airborne (kind of. Sort of. More on that shortly.) and the initial infection only affects women (h...more
The book is not overly gory and is not about zombies in the Romero tradition. More in the "28 Days Later" tradition, but it's okay. The characters are a nice change and not taking the s...more
Xombies started out well with a young girl named Lulu waking up one day to discover the world has gone mad and it seems that all women have turned into raging blue-faced Xombies due to some sort of disease. Lulu escapes this fate because she has a health condition that prevents her from maturing. After watching her mother turn b...more
Somehow, women contract the virus and all adult women begin turning into xombies. They, in turn infect other women and men.
Several well to do types escape to island free of the xombies along with some less well to do types. The less well to do types aren't given the same treatment as the haves. Some are even subjected to prison-style makeovers to become dates for the big-wigs. Down right scary, if you ask me.
I love zombie fiction, and seem to be going through a lot of it lately. "Xombies" is one of those apocalypse novels where the emphasis is so much more on the human reaction to the breakdown of society, rather than on the cause of the breakdown itself - to the point where the zombies (or "xombies", if you prefer) could be just as easily replaced by space aliens or an invading force of Teletubbies and the book would still read pretty much the same.
Lulu and her mother have just driven cross-country in an attempt to find Lulu's biological father and have be...more
The xombies are fast-moving, blue in color and turn you to their rapture rather than eat you. A cool idea but where were they the whole book? Unfortunately the entire book is pinned into a submarine and all characters spend the bulk of it there...more
Lulu leads a nomadic life wi...more
Furthermore, many of the characters were flat and one dimensional (each and every one of the boys for example) with no emotional depth or significance. Worse yet this extended to the main characters (Lulu) father (Mr Cowper) who is often the driving motivation. This means very little connec...more
17 year old Lulu and an old guy Mr. Cowper flee from their homes and go to a Navy base to find protection with the navy. Cowper is supposed to be Lulu’s father, the gu...more
*a few spoilers to come*
The book began just as I'd imagined and hoped for: gore, family/friends zombie-fied, hopeless emergency broadcasts, and desolate American towns. However, about 7 chapters into the book turns up the cast on a submarine. You might be asking yourself,...more
Lacking. The tale has no imagination, significance, and continuity.
Offensive. It overflows with sexism, prejudice, and bigotry. Believe me people it’s pretty hard to offend me, yet this book did it with every turn of the page.
Trite. It tries your patience with impossible scenarios,...more