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Barricaded into a city block called The Station, two hundred souls have survived the apocalypse. So far. Was it a bomb? A biological attack? Phase one of an invasion? No one knows. The Long Silence has begun. After dark, thousands of the city's inhabitants - neither living nor dead - prowl the streets snatching survivors. The Station is under constant threat. Each day a lo ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published by Stonegarden.Net Publishing (first published August 15th 2009)
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Paul
Barricaded into a city block called The Station, two hundred souls have survived the apocalypse. So far. Was it a bomb? A biological attack? Phase one of an invasion? No one knows. The Long Silence has begun.

After dark, thousands of the city's inhabitants - neither living nor dead - prowl the streets snatching survivors. The Station is under constant threat. Each day a lottery decides the seven members of The Kill Crew - a night shift of civilian soldiers. Their mission is simple: Extermination
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Manu
(Reseña en Fantífica, con resaltados, imágenes y tal.)

La actualidad, más o menos. Una catástrofe indeterminada ha transformado a casi toda la humanidad en Transeúntes, criaturas sin alma y sin voz que vagan por el mundo con inagotable anhelo. En la Estación, que en realidad es poco más que un puñado de calles fortificadas, sobreviven alrededor de doscientas personas que se organizan en turnos semivoluntarios para formar parte de la Brigada de la Muerte, el comando que cada noche arriesga la vida
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Stephen Theaker
After the apocalypse, a couple of hundred survivors hole up in a ring of barricaded buildings and fight off the zombiefied commuters that attack every night. But is the greatest threat from without, or within?

The setup of The Kill Crew is far from original - we've seen much the same thing before in Day of the Triffids, 28 Days Later, I Am Legend, Dawn of the Dead, and so on. In the early pages, especially, this book felt like a grab-bag of random elements from films - a mysterious mist, zombies,
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mark monday
a well-written and almost non-horror novella by d'lacey. continues his theme of eco-horror from Meat and features a uncliched take on the cliche warrior woman. ignore the horrible cover! this is a thoughtful book and not one of cheesy, formulaic adventure. it features a lottery that determines the make-up of nightly 'kill crews' and zombies who weep and display Invasion of the Body Snatchers tendencies...and a narrative that somewhat gently prods its protagonists into contemplation of themselves ...more
Maicie
I relish every minute I spend reading a book written by Joseph D'Lacey. He was recommended to me as a good horror author. And, yes, he does write good horror. Still, there's more than monsters, mayhem and mutilation in his stories. There is a human factor that makes me stop and ask if this is more than just an entertaining blood bath. I like that in a book.

Another well written book.
Estanteriadecho
La Brigada de la Muerte es un título imprescindible que no dejará indiferente a sus lectores y ayudará a muchos a recuperar su hábito de lectura. Aunque está ambientado en un mundo postapocalíptico plagado de zombies, la cercanía de los pensamientos de la protagonista y su día a día solventa cualquier atisbo de temor que pueda inspirar. Resulta toda una lástima que sea tan corto y que se trate de un libro autoconclusivo.

Reseña: http://laestanteriadecho.blogspot.com...
Fantifica
Reseña de Manu Viciano · Nota: 7 · Reseña en Fantífica

La actualidad, más o menos. Una catástrofe indeterminada ha transformado a casi toda la humanidad en Transeúntes, criaturas sin alma y sin voz que vagan por el mundo con inagotable anhelo. En la Estación, que en realidad es poco más que un puñado de calles fortificadas, sobreviven alrededor de doscientas personas que se organizan en turnos semivoluntarios para formar parte de la Brigada de la Muerte, el comando que cada noche arriesga la vida
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Amy
I won this book from a Goodreads competition. There was some original trouble with delivery and the author was so kind as to send me another.

I would recommend this book for anyone interested in delving into the minds of others. The author does an amazing job of showing you the life and thoughts of Sheri Foley. She's not exactly a nice person, and has terrible taste choosing her partners, but her memoirs are written in such a way as to make the human in her appeal to you more than her faults. He
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Christine
Well, well. That's some awesome sh*t. I didn't think much of it when it laughed down at me from a displaying shelf at the library. The cover didn't particularly scream at me, but I thought it would give me a good time reading some short book inbetween the stuff I have to do. I must say that I had a good time reading that one.

It starts with a short introduction to the crumbling world Sheri finds herself in. Sheri is our protagonist here, a ballsy woman who roams the streets at night with the kil
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Amanda
*I received this book for free through one of the Goodreads giveaways*

Well, that was a waste of time. Poorly written, poorly developed, unlikeable and unrealistic characters, and a tired, overused idea with a twist that could have been used in a clever way but just... wasn't. The dialog and characterizations felt forced and stereotyped, and I didn't care a bit when any of the characters died.
Carole Johnstone
Yet another different and highly enjoyable take on the done to death (pun intended) zombie story.

Having loved both Garbage Man and Meat, I'd an inkling I would enjoy this, and I wasn't wrong.

If I had any complaints at all, it would be that I wanted to know more - more specifically, I wanted to know what happened next. Pretty much my constant whinge re fantastic novellas...
Inés Izal
Entretiene, pero me ha recordado mucho al videojuego "The last of us".

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Angela
Aug 07, 2010 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Zombie fans
Shelves: bookring, horror, zombie
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Sub_zero
3/5

'La brigada de la muerte' es una novela postapocalíptica (hasta podría considerarse un relato por su corta longitud) que prometía mucho y al final se ha quedado en bastante poco. Narra la historia de un grupo de expedicionarios que salen cada día de su confinamiento en una base remota con el objetivo de ir destruyendo a los seres humanos que han sido víctimas de una terrible transformación. Su latente desesperación, el recuerdo de un mundo inalterado por tanta violencia irracional y el eviden
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Kristen
I really enjoyed this fast read. I've read Meat and look forward to reading more books by this author. I just wish the Kill Crew was longer!
Kristin
Aug 11, 2010 Kristin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: zombie/sci-fi/apocalypse interested
Fairly okay book, though I wish it was a bit longer than it's 75 pages. I liked the human touch in this book and the kick-ass female lead character.
Tammy
Very powerful, well-written novella. I can't wait to read more bt this author.
Wayne Simmons
Weighing in at under 100 pages, as I recall, THE KILL CREW by Joseph D'Lacey is no door-stopper. In fact, it's more like an envelope stuffer. But what it lacks in girth, it makes up for in technique (did I really say that?) - this is a story that delivers exactly what it should.

The story takes the familiar post-apoc theme and adds a little fun; our survivors are holed up at a disused station, barricaded against the undead roaming the streets outside. Only with THE KILL CREW, our undead aren't th
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Diego González
Una novela corta de zombis algo atípica (un cruce de zombis y vampiros, y trífidos si me apuras, de hecho), que se lee fácil y rápidamente. Hay gente aislada en un enclave humano rodeado por la ciudad desierta tomada por los zombis/vampiro, escopetazos en la cara, desolación y lo habitual en estos casos. No cambiará la vida de nadie salvo, con suerte, la de su autor.
Carol Mola
Me recuerda a "Un minuto antes de la oscuridad". Una atmósfera oscura densa y envolvente, un ambiente desolador. Un personaje que se aferra a sobrevivir... Pero se me ha hecho corto. Aunque como se suele decir: lo bueno si breve, dos veces bueno.

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Mninha
La mayor pega es que es demasiado corto. El mundo que dibuja (que aporta un poco de aire fresco a los ya manidos tópicos de plagas zombis) es lo suficientemente interesante como para haber ocupado más de las apenas 100 páginas que forman esta historia. Aun así, una lectura recomendable para pasar un buen rato.
Koreander
Está bien escrito y entra fácil, pero lo veo muy poco original.
Neil
Good short-story with a strong female lead. I would give my guns names too...
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Became vegetarian after writing MEAT. Repped by Brie Burkeman. Fond of meditation, unfathomable questions and cats.

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