Dead Mech (Apex Trilogy #1)
If you are the type of person who loves a cheesy B grade action/sci-fi movie, then this book is the literary equal. It's not among the best, but its fast and fun and completely enjoyable as long as ...more
I both lis ...more
I enjoyed this so much I have downloaded another in the ...more
Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. Massive robotic battle machines. But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie? Hell on earth is unleashed... Prepare for a high action, fast paced, hell ride through a futuristic wasteland as Mech Base Commander James Capreze and his crew of mech pilots battle zombies, cannibals, religious
Action Movie, Horror Story, Sci-Fi Thriller, Post Apocalyptic Tale of Zombies & Super Science gone awry.
But all of that is really just the backdrop, the setting, against which the story is told. It's all about the characters here. Just trust me on this one. If you ever enjoyed any of the aforementioned genres then you're going to enjoy Dead Mech.
So, take a leap of faith and dive in.
BUY THIS BOOK!
Jake Bible is the drabble master! I've never read a book before that was written this way and it's pretty awesome. I loved all the characters, including the mechs. The story was really exciting with man and machine united against an array of enemies, even the ending was thrilling with a bit of a cliffhanger to have your heart pounding.
What do you do when the human pilot driver dies and becomes a zombie?
Curiosity rewarded! Great book, well worth the read, might even fall into the read again later category, it was that engaging.
Even if you're (Like me) kinda over zombies, go get this awesome book.
Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. Massive robotic battle machines. But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie?
Hell on earth is unleashed...
Prepare for a high action ...more
"Dead Mech," is a somewhat annoying read, while being entertaining as well.
The author, Mr. Jake Bible, uses a pretentious technique of "drabble," stringing together narrative scenes of exactly one-hundred (100) words, to create his future apocalyptic/dystopian world of high tech mech fighting machines, AI, AI sentience, cannibalistic/religious cultists/sadistic/"normal" human sects, and the "undead"-zombies. The aforementioned, are all eng ...more
The second problem I had was the language. I don't have an issue with profanity per se, but there was just too much of ...more
I agree with a lot of other reviewers, this was basically a dumb action movie in book form. But I'm not holding this against it! It was entertaining and had some interesting plot points.
Who doesn't like a good Big Mac once in a while?
Problem is, at about 3h into this 11h audiobook, I bit into a cockroach.:
(minor spoilers) (view spoiler)[a female character gets beaten, then repeatedly raped, then beaten naked until she shits herself, then paraded naked on ...more
But then I was. impressed that is.
The characters all felt like the average mecha head Id talk to on a daily basis, and even the parts that were cringe worthy worked well into the story.
My one big issue was that the author didn't quite meet the standard Id set ...more
Full review at my blog, but in summary, this book is fast-paced and full of shoo ...more
The world Bible presents in Dead Mech was very interesting. The characters had defining characteristics (which I'm assuming was tough to do in this drabble format), and the plot was really interesting. It was good enough to make me finish the trilog ...more
That said, the book was still very entertaining (once you got past the exposition heavy opening). I will ...more
Rather than rehash all the the absurd, amateur mistakes the author makes when it it comes logic, and military accuracy, I will simply say that his writing style is totally impenetrable. The idea that the author switches back and forth between two completely unrelated scenes, something's in as little as 10 sentences makes the book unreadable.
My recommendation...skip it.
I placed a more in-depth opinion on my blog at http://blackinkfiction.blogspot.com/.
Compelling characters, lots of action, and yes - there's swearing.
I jumped right into book 2, "The Americans" and finished that in 2 days. I'll be finished with the trilogy in a week. And then... I hope Jake gives us more stories.
Jake is the author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series set in Asheville, ...more