Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Down the Road: On the Last Day” as Want to Read:
Down the Road: On the Last Day
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Down the Road: On the Last Day (Down the Road #3)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  166 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
The walking dead. A global crisis. The remnants of America. Around the globe, the dead are rising to devour the living. Hospitals are overrun, and martial law has been declared. The streets are in chaos. Society is disintegrating. In a small south Texas town, the mayor has rallied his citizens against the living dead and secured their borders. Isolated in the countryside, ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Permuted Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Down the Road, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Down the Road

World War Z by Max BrooksThe Zombie Survival Guide by Max BrooksThe Walking Dead, Vol. 01 by Robert KirkmanFeed by Mira GrantPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
394th out of 1,416 books — 3,948 voters
14 by Peter ClinesThe Infection by Craig DiLouieDay By Day Armageddon by J.L. BourneDay by Day Armageddon by J.L. BourneJohn Dies at the End by David Wong
Permuted Press
40th out of 132 books — 65 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 363)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Sep 28, 2011 Amanda rated it did not like it
Holy Shit! i think this is one of the worst books i've ever read. There is no way i can finish this. It's not like i had super high expectations for a zombie book, just thought it would be a fun read. I've always had a weakness for zombies. I don't even know what else to say about it. it sucks ass- awful awkward writing, author inserting his random political and other views into strange places(ha), i mean, it's a zombie book for christsake- this is not the place for that.
Aug 16, 2011 Will rated it it was amazing
I just finished Down the Road, On the Last Day. What a great book! I was expecting to read a story about several different strangers all coming together in the end to fight off the undead hordes. What I found was something completely unexpected and more enjoyable.

On the Last Day is a great story about the small town of Beeville, Texas. It was is the incredible story about a group of neighbors and their effort to maintain a sense of community and normalcy in not so normal times. I loved it.The st
Mar 13, 2008 Thee_ron_clark rated it liked it
Recommends it for: zombie completists.
Shelves: zombies
After reading the first novel by this author, I was not really looking forward to reading more of his work. Well, he did better the second time around.

Ibarra still remains fixated on some strange ideas of sexual intercourse and demonstrates a general disdain for almost all goverment agencies and all soldiers. I was not quite as offended by the portayal of soldiers in this book as his previous novel, but I still believe Ibarra has a very twisted image of the average soldier.

Although Down The Road
Sara Shrewsbury
Oct 23, 2007 Sara Shrewsbury rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Zombie likin' Peeps
Shelves: zombie
This is book two of a series after Down the Road. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. While the first book was about the main characters journey home this book is about a town that takes a stand. Some parts with the preacher are a little meh, but those parts are not lengthy and easy to get past, and overall the book is good stuff. Well written with few editorial errors.
S.P. Durnin
Mar 24, 2012 S.P. Durnin rated it it was amazing
Fair warning: This book will mess your head right up.

I loved it.

If you haven't read Down The Road, you're doing yourself a great disservice. Any fan of the horrid, hungry hordes should pick this up and keep it PROMINENTLY ACCESSIBLE in their library, because you will be driven to read it again.

Art Griswold
Sep 11, 2013 Art Griswold rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-readable-gems
This is an author who not only knows what his readers want and need, he holds it just out of their grasp and taunts them with it only to stomp on it with his metaphoric writer's foot.

Another perfect example of what zombie books should be.
Jun 27, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Once again, no character is safe in this 2nd book in the series. There is more action in this one. Along with more gore. A fun read.
Eric Gardner
Feb 14, 2010 Eric Gardner rated it it was ok
it sucks
Michael Newport
Mar 28, 2013 Michael Newport rated it it was ok
Meh..It was entertaining..I liked the gratuitous sex, and I liked a few of the protoganists..Which really made me dislike how it ended..There was too many "inaccuracies" and was just generally unbelievable..The mayor bites into the umbilical chord of his somehow slumbering zombie wife and child, and neither him or the child were infected..The sheriff talks to his son on the phone and doesn't mention that they are being massacred by the u.n...and then there's that..the antagonist is the united fr ...more
Apr 06, 2013 Matt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Not a great story, lots of characters i couldn't get to even remotely care about and the author really puts forth his hatred of government (which showed up a lot in the other books in this story) and comes off a lot with conspiracy theory type stuff. This book had me rolling my eyes constantly at the dialogue and the situations. The U.N. stuff was annoying too. The whole world is falling apart, but the U.N. soldiers come to the U.S. and are "occupying" the country while pretending to secure peop ...more
Keith Schincke
Jun 12, 2014 Keith Schincke rated it really liked it
Helena Sheibler
Sep 03, 2012 Helena Sheibler rated it really liked it
The behavior of the "authorities" is exactly as I personally have always assumed it would be. I gotta say, I really loved this book.
May 21, 2012 Faye rated it really liked it
Shelves: apocalypse-now
Really enjoyed this flesh ripping blood soaked tale of zombies. Plenty of action ! Can recommend it
Jennifer Arney
Jun 06, 2011 Jennifer Arney rated it it was amazing
Good, interesting story, this is the sequel.
Julie Bechtel
Julie Bechtel marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2016
Andrew Vickers
Andrew Vickers marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2016
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2016
Ivan Rueda
Ivan Rueda marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2016
Tah Brazell
Tah Brazell rated it it was amazing
Aug 16, 2016
Patricia Marshall
Patricia Marshall marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2016
Mary marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2016
Melissa marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2016
Rick Grant
Rick Grant rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2016
Chris rated it really liked it
Jun 08, 2016
D Gray
D Gray rated it it was amazing
Jun 02, 2016
Noir Stefon
Noir Stefon marked it as to-read
May 29, 2016
Nate marked it as to-read
May 07, 2016
Kerra Crawford
Kerra Crawford marked it as to-read
May 05, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • New Zed Order: Survive
  • Apocalypse End (Reign of the Dead #2)
  • Twilight of the Dead
  • Deadlands
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Every Sigh, the End
  • The World Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology
  • The Undead: Zombie Anthology
  • Remains of the Dead (Domain of the Dead #2)
  • The Plan (Roads Less Traveled, #1)
  • The Dead
  • Grey Dogs
  • Lakewood Memorial
  • Eden
  • The Undead Situation (Undead, #1)
  • Dead Tide (Dead Tide #1)
  • Kings of the Dead
  • Plague Zone
Bowie Valeriano Ibarra was born and raised in Uvalde, Texas on April 15, 1975. In his youth, he enjoyed acting, writing, and drawing. His most notable acting roles in High School include Huckleberry Finn, The Mad Hatter, Charlie Brown, and the Artful Dodger. Bowie also played wingback for the Uvalde Coyotes football team.
Bowie graduated from Uvalde High School and earned an acting scholarship to
More about Bowie V. Ibarra...

Other Books in the Series

Down the Road (3 books)
  • Down the Road
  • Down the Road: The Fall of Austin

Share This Book