Flu is a very creepy read. As I was reading the book, I would find my muscles tensing up and then pressing back into the chair. Both are excellent sigFlu is a very creepy read. As I was reading the book, I would find my muscles tensing up and then pressing back into the chair. Both are excellent signs that I was nervous and tense, whi. is unusal in a zombie novel.
The characters are, for the most part, normal, everyday people who are easy to relate to. Geri, the mostly self-sufficient girl who manages to get the best of a couple of possible morons. Karen, the dingbat in denial. Pat, an IRA operative, is mostly understandable, and comes off as mostly a good person who's disconnected from life. And then there's Gallagher, the books bad guy, and he's pretty good at it. At times his nutty-ness is over done, and a bit predictable. The military aspects of the book were very predictable, but the doc adds a level of creepiness while also explaning why the military is what it is.
I didn't give this a five star for a simple reason... at one point in the book, this line exists "A sudden sound rang out." Its even its own paragraph. There were a few times while reading that I was completely knocked out of the book with a "What the heck was that?",'but they were few and far between.
All in all, its a zombie book with real a scare factor, a disturbing ending, and enough happening in it that I would reread it. ...more