Zombie Fallout (Zombie Fallout #1)
The Zombie Fallout Series by Mark Tufo thus far consists of Dr. Hugh Mann (a prequel), Zombie Fallout, A Plague Upon Your Family, and The End.... Although distinct books, I am reviewing them together because that is the way that I read them. Once I finished each book, I was so wrapped up in the story that I immediately purchased the next. Cumulatively, they are an epic apocalyptic tale, which reminded me of Steven King's The Stand and Robert McCammon's Swan Song.
If you read the first book, and...more
I saw this book on a list of Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century. I've never thought of zombie novels as science fiction, but there are several on the sci fi lists, so maybe I'm the anomaly. In any case, Zombie Fallout had great ratings on goodreads, and the audio book was available for download from my local library, so I thought I'd give it a try.
After listening to it, I'd say it's a better fit for horror than sci fi. Even if it is sci fi, it doesn't b...more
Zombie Fallout is the first in a series and begins just after the plague starts. It is written in the form of a journal, which is narrated by the main character, Michael Talbot. Mike is forced to become the Man of the Hour when an untested H1N1 vaccine turns thousands into the walking dead. He’s healthy, he’s strong, h...more
I really do like the narrative voice of the main character, Michael Talbot. As a military guy I can relate, and the really funny bit is that Mike is a zombie fan in the novel. So unlike some stories where apparently all the characters are dumbfounded that zombies exist, with no knowledge of the lore and stories that surrou...more
The book is overflowing with spelling and grammatical errors. In something that is self published, it's not surprising to find a few mistakes here and there,...more
ALSO. I don't want to read about a character who seems to be more excited about his zombie-apocalypse readiness to take a...more
And to the author, please stop raping the thesaurus, pick a style of dialogue and stick w...more
I really can't understand all the good reviews of this book. The writing was horrible... inconsistent, juvenile in many cases, and packed full of grammatical errors. There were cultural references that were simply wrong... saying that the American Expres...more
I would have to point out that the narrative voice, by far, is one of the quirkiest and strongest that I had read in a while, and certainly plays a key factor in my caring for the character and his/his family's/his fellow survivors development. I found much humor in alot of the words and prose, descriptions for other characters, and if I have smell anymore of what the author w...more
At first I thought this book was well written and that it was using sarcasm and obvious metaph...more
This did at first. A pretty good character and a plot that at least isn't a carbon copy of all the others (though I have seen the idea used...more
Unlike some of the other people who rated this book poorly, while...more
Wow what a very good book. 3.5 stars.
This isn't your average everyday Zombie book (and or first book in a series either). Main character is a former marine and a survivalist. Now before you go and say...isn't that just convenient...yes, obviously it is, but why wouldn't someone like Mike " don't call me Michael" Talbot write a journal about his experiences during an apocalypse that he's been preparing for for nearly three decade? When...more
I was hoping for another good zombie series like Mira Grant's Newsfeed series. This is definitely NOT it. The characters were less than deep, the women even more stereotypical than others. The plot was choppy, with enough holes to drive Mr. Tufo's jeep through. The humor was of the Adam Sandler variety, so if you like that then it's got that going for it.
I listened to the audio book...more
Maybe it was the style- it felt like I was reading the first draft. Even though it's a journal style (which, really, who has time to keep a journal during an apocalypse?), it still should have been edited. Some sentences were just hard to follow, and some felt like a completely different writing style than the rest of it. Definitely needs an editor.
Perhaps part of it was the cliché- it's nearly impossible to find a zombie...more
Although on my waste-of-paper shelf, I...more