Day by Day Armageddon (Day by Day Armageddon #1)
SPORADIC NEW REPORTS INDICATE CHAOS AND VIOLENCE SPREADING THROUGH U.S. CITIES. AN UNKNOWN EVIL IS SWEEPING THE PLANET. THE DEAD ARE RISING TO CLAIM THE EARTH AS THE NEW DOMINANT SPECIES IN THE FOOD CHAIN.
In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disa...more
It's been a long time since a book has made me as angry as this one did. I don't think I'm the overly critical sort. I have expectations, and I want them to be met, but I think that I'm willing to compromise. If a book isn't the best written but has a good story, or if the writing is gorgeous, but the story is kinda "meh", I can appreciate the book for what it is and move on. But this was just painfully, ridiculously bad.
This book's gimmick is...more
Wow, this was a surprise! Before I begin I should tell you that I’ve never read a Zombie book in my life and I’m not a fan of the genre (although I did think Shawn Of The Dead was hilarious.) I generally read romance novels with the occasional biography thrown in. So you can imagine my surprise when I became absolutely engrossed in a book about surviving a plague of walking dead.
Day By Day Armageddon was unputdownable and had me alternat...more
The Book Report: The book description says:
An ongoing journal depicting one man's personal struggle for survival, dealing with the trials of an undead world unfolding around him. An unknown plague sweeps the planet. The dead rise to claim the Earth as the new dominant species. Trapped in the midst of a global tragedy, he must make decisions...choices that that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them.
My Review: I really, really wish the narrative fra...more
Written in "authentic" journal style (complete with misspelled words), this book has a gritty, realistic feel to it and a tight plot that keeps the tension up at a good clip. Short, fast and enjoyable.
DIE ZOMBIE BASTARDS!
Some users have tried to explain the main character's overreactio...more
This is an interesting take on the post apocalyptic zombie story. I am a die hard zombie-phile and love all the different takes on the genre. This story done by J.L.Bourne takes the zombie story and gives it to us at the point of view of a modern day soldier who's name we never get to know. The name, Day by Day Armageddon, is perfect as this is a journal type story that is told by a soldier. It is a daily written account telling our heroes trials and tribulations from the first day of t...more
One thing I found distracting was the editing. In particular, the error that kept popping up was this:
Zombies should be wandering around. In this book, the zombies wondered around. It's a spelling error that changes the meaning of the word. Every time the author meant to use the word wander, he used wonder instead. This is not the fault of J.L. Bourne. I do not expect authors to be good spellers. The responsibility of the a...more
“I shut the door again. My instincts told me, @* the plane cover;...more
I am a great fan of zombie fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction in general. I absolutely loved Max Brook's World War Z so I was really excited to pick up this book. The journalistic style intrigued me and I had hoped to get a realistic, first person view of a survivor in a world ruled by the undead.
How easy would it be to survive in a world full of flesh eating zombies? Really easy - especially considering that the protagonist is apparently McGyver! Our hero can fly a plane, hotwire a car, is a...more
I came to JL Bourne's books only a few months ago, but within a few pages of this his writing style had me hooked.
The story initially comes from the perspective of one military man immediately before, during, and after the viral outbreak that brings around the inevitable zombie apocalypse. The pragmatism of the main character brings to mind the way Max Brook's characters operated in World War Z, but he is realistic, fallible,...more
It bored me and I found the characters shallow and bland. Didn't get to know the characters and quite frankly didn't care about them either. The dog was ok !
Could not bring myself to read past page 90.
I also didn't buy into it as from the start it just didn't have any depth or reality especially because I couldn't understand why this guy would be so paranoid about a virus in China and go straight to fortressing his home. Maybe it's a girl thi...more
- The guy routinely uses a knife to open canned food. Has the author ever tried t...more
Though the author never mentions the main characters name, he tells us a lot about him. Such as, he an unmarried air force pilot who lives in a s...more
Almost as good as World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Has an authentic soldierly feel to it- you can tell the author was/is (not sure which) a soldier. I felt like the last half, especially towards the end, got somewhat weak plotwise.
There is a second book published that continues the story. Might pick it up in the future, but not anytime soon.
*Note- Saw someone mention there were quite a few typos- wanted to clarify that those are intentional typos. It is set up to be supposedly wr...more
Adoro gli zombie e il mio obiettivo è di leggere più libri possibile con questo tema di base.
Mi è piaciuta l'idea del diario nonostante, in certi momenti, l'anonimo protagonista abbia scritto troppo. È la fine del mondo e tu stai lì due ore per scrivere sul tuo diario.
Allo stesso tempo è pur sempre un romanzo e un po' d'azioni ci vuole e se fosse scritto tutto in due righe non l'avrei per niente apprezzato.
Il protagonista all'inizio mi è sembrato eccessivamente drammatico, tu...more
For my more conservative Goodreads friends... there is a fair amount of F-Bombs.... Because they are BEING CHASED BY ZOMBIES.
J. L. Bourne, militare di professione, ha partecipato ad alcune delle ultime operazioni militari americane, tra cui quella in Iraq. Non è uno scrittore di professione dunque, ed effita...more
The author, John Bourne has been writing this ongoing zombie saga in between serving as a U.S. Naval officer. His knowledge of tactical survival and weaponry...more
Day by Day Armageddon is written in journal style, which can be a pretty tricky medium. There's a lot of insight into the main character, but the other characters...more
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J.L. Bourne is an active duty military officer and the author of Day by Day Armageddon, and the the sequels, Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile, and Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass.
His latest short story in the saga, Day by Day Armageddon: Grey Fox is now available.
Pick up your copy today, but first:
Check your doors; better make sure t...more