Dead City (Dead World #1)
"A relentless thrill ride... Break out the popcorn, you're in for a real treat." Harry Shannon, author of Dead and Gone
Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dyingbut the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage,...more
Dead City is a first person POV told by a...more
I enjoyed the fact that the author even made us think about the ethical side of zombies. What if zombies were living human beings who had caught a virus and turned into cannibalistic killers? That is the question that we are left to consider after reading this book.
Over all a great read and I am really looking forward to more books by this author.
Dead City is what I call a proper zombie book. Why? Because its action packed, gory, scary and creepy, the main characters are tough but flawed and peo...more
The story follows Eddie, a San Antonio cop, as tries to survive the zombie hordes and tries to get home to his Wife and child. Along the way he has to overcome some hard...more
I was never aware of my mother having had any zombies, and since she passed away several years ago I will never be able to clear this question up. I will say, however, that the zombies wreaking havoc in San Antonio, Texas, in Dead City are not unlike the zombies I have seen in the approximately 100 zombie movies I have watched over the past 40 years. They have no consciousness beyond their desire to feed, the...more
Vocês sabem, é como aqueles filmes que passam na televisão, na tarde de natal, em que a gente não tem mais nada a fazer.
Enfim, é um livro sobre zumbis. É como os filmes: quem viu um, viu todos. Continua-se a ver na mesma por que gostar de toda aq...more
"These aren't your mother's zombies!" cries the tagline on the front of Joe McKinney's 'Dead City.' Which leads me to believe that reading the book is not actually a part of a tagwriter's job description. To me, 'these aren't your mother's zombies' is a way of saying, 'check it, these zombies are new and different and unlike the zombies of your mother's day.' Except that I can't remember the last time I encountered a zombie story as old school a...more
"Dead City", the debut horror novel by Joe McKinney, is a worthy read, equally impressive as a first novel as it is an intense zombie book. The first few chapters have a nice buildup as the reader experiences the outbreak through the eyes of a San Antonio police officer. The action explodes very early on and never really stops, and while I did enjoy the intense sequences, I think the violence would have been more effective if it was balanced with more suspenseful and quiet moment...more
The story is told in first person as Eddie relates the challenges he faces in not only trying to get back to his wife and infant son but just survi...more
Not a lot.
I have read several zombie books.
I’m not the expert on them, but still. I know some things.
Like I know this : Dead City doesn’t have it.
“It” – something new, something fresh, something worthwile, something gut wrenching heart stopping mind gasping WHAT.
Eddie Hudson is the officer on duty. Night duty. San Antonio night duty. He’s also got a wife at home and a 6 month old baby. The wife’s a real nagger, the baby is his pride and joy, and th...more
I chose to read this book for two simple reasons: I adore the zombie/apocalypse genre and I had never really read a zombie novel before. I did some research over a few books I could possibly choose from, and this one seemed to catch my eye. I wanted a book that would give me zombies, but I wanted a more traditional story about them; not a story about super-powered zombies, zombie teenagers, or anything like that. I prefer the Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of t...more
Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying - but the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life - with an insatiable hunger for hum...more
I can’t really say much about th...more
Also, there were numerous problems with continuity. Like, at least three times the main character ran out of bullets and discarded his gun, only to have it again on the next page. And at one point the main c...more
I liked it. After reading stories of heroism when the shit hits the fan (World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War) or changing the basic make-up of zombies to something a little too supernatural (The Zombie Chronicles: Outbreak) it's refreshi...more
Nothing earth-shattering, McKinney nonetheless manages to fuse his book with violent urban zombie adventure and a few scattered comments on the decline of modern society. There were elements I liked and elements I liked less, but I appreciate his attempt to cover so many elements common to zombie fiction. Besides the violent action and social touches, we are given a narrow geographical setting, philosophical brooding, scientific speculation,...more
This. Book. Was. Awesome.
While the plot isn't the most original (there's only so many times authors can write about the zombie apocalypse before some of the stories start to blur together), the story is chock-full of action and suspense. I was literally on the edge of my seat reading this novel....more
the plot is not only realistic (a man trying to get to his family), but full of non-stop action, kick ass zombie gore, and fantastic characterization. It was very hard to put this book down and get some sleep at night. I was so hooked it was hard not to keep reading to find out what came next.
Joe McKinney is a real life police officer (he is a homicide detective) and fellow Texan. He brings the flavor of Texas to the novel and...more
One strike against it is the main characters friend (marcus) who treats the whole thing...more
But - are we supposed to feel genuinely worried that our leading man won't be able to save his wife and baby when we never meet the baby and...more