They Rise. . .
Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. And as human survivors scramble to their rooftops for safety, the zomb...more
Well, almost as much.
Flesh Eaters has characters that are as engaging as in the second book, is as relentlessly action-packed as the first book and is as stomach-churningly gory as any zombie fan could possibly want.
This will be a definite re-visit, as I SO did not want it to end!
Kudos, Mr. McKinney! Please keep 'em coming. :)
I like that the first two books started in the middle of things. The hurricanes had already happened, Zombies were already walking around. I liked that none of the first two books was an origin story. That left the way open for this one, which shows how it all started. That what makes this book work so well, it's that we already know how th ...more
This book was well written. However, the story was very surface level and played out exaclty like the movie would. There was no depth to the characters and they each thought they were better than each other and had better morals only to discover that they were just as s ...more
The book follows two sets of characters as they struggle to survive in this new world of zombies. Their paths cross and there is a clash between them as their morals are tested in this horrific zombie ...more
This story is not about zombies. It's not about blood and guts, it's not even about a devastating set of storms that flood southern Texas and reshape the Gulf of Mexico seaboard. It HAS all those things, but it isn't ABOUT them.
What it is about, first and foremost, is people.
Far too many writers of horror in general, and zombie stories in particular, think that the horror comes from the situation, and so they splash gore and foul lang ...more
Joe McKinney is one of the fastest growing stars in the horror fiction scene. His extensive background in law enforcement gives him an edge in realism that is put to good use throughout his stories. His dialogue and action ring true and always feel natural. With Flesh Eaters, McKinney pools his considerable talent into a substantially entertaining horror/thriller novel involving America’s new favorite horror villain… the zombie.
This prequel to McKinney’s Dead City shows the origin ...more
I realize that this is the third book in a series, but I didn't care. I figured authors tend to recap things anyway. So I also figured if I liked how this story evolved, then I could always go back and read the first two as well. I have never heard of this author before, ...more
This book is the very beginning of the storms that hit Houston right before the infection starts and we get more info about the collapse of the local government and the beginning of the wall.
The writing was okay. He really is getting under my skin trying to sound intelligent by us ...more
The person who nominated this book for our book club did so because it was a Bram Stoker Award winner. We concluded that the competition must not have been that stiff in 2011 because nobody in our group thought the book was well written.
Most of us had major problems with McKinney’s character development. His characters were not consistent. Others were stage props when they could have used a little fleshing out.
Eleanor stands well as a character. But her husband is neglected badly. We are ...more
The book centers around a Houston policewoman, Eleanor Norton, and ...more
I'm surprised at this book, honestly. The author seemed to be hitting his stride the last 40% of Book 2. Book 3 is full of dialing and background that's very generic and isn't necessary to further the plot or characterization. Frankly, I was pretty bored early on.
The book picks up by pg 69 and moves better from th ...more
Blurb From Goodreads
Battered by three devastating hurricanes in a row, the Texas coast is flattened. But for the people of Houston--and soon all of America--the most terrifying events are just beginning. . .
They Rise. . .
Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. And as human survivors scramble to their rooftops for safety, the zombie hordes circle like sharks. Th ...more
Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. And as human survivors scramble to their rooftops for safety, the zombie hordes circle like sharks. The ultimate killing machines.
Houston is quarantined to halt the spread of the zombie plague. Anyone trying to escape is shot on sight - living and dead. Em ...more
Flesh Eaters, book three in the Dead World series, brings the best elements of Dead City. At the same time, it takes one of the worst elements of Apocalypse of the Dead, the multiple point of view plot, and do ...more
The first book Dead City was a very straight run through of one man's experience of the zombie apocalypse.
The second book Apocalypse of the Dead took place a few years after the first one, when the zombie outbreak had seemed to be contained, although of course it hadn't been, as that wouldn't have made much of a book! This time we got the simultaneous experiences of of various different groups of survivors as the zombies spread more nationwide, which event ...more