Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End
A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news—it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men.
A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog would ...more
hi everyone. this is mark monday, wasting your time again with some insignificant random musings while the highly significant zombie apocalypse is happening to us all. Apocalypse Wow! well, we all have our own coping strategies and mine is staring at my navel and then reporting back my findings via this blog. I'm sure teh interwebs will go down soon enough and I will have to switch to my journal (who will ever read it??), but for now at least I am online and ready to ramble to ...more
There was no doubt that I was hooked within the first dozen chapters. The action (which is always a key element of my interest) is consta ...more
This book was really frustrating. The first 70% of the book was a 3 star book. Mildly interesting, good setting. Then it just got bad. The hero is TSTL. I mean really? You know "those things" are attracted by sound, by your own admission you're not a very good shot, and you have a relatively soundless speargun! And yet you use the glock?
And ok I love my cat. But if during a zombie apocalypse she wonders off through an infested hospital I can't justify putting the guy I'm traveling with and myse ...more
A man and his best friend, an orange ball of fur cat, watch as the world crumbles around them. A deadly virus, unleashed from a secret location i ...more
This might sound weird but this book is sort of realistic, in a way... Don't worry I know the book is about zombies. And zombies are not real, right?? But the novel reads real. First of all the main character is a simple sort of a guy. And he acts and reacts to things like a regular guy. Not some macho war ...more
The structure gave me hope this would be interesting. The story is a series of diary entries which the MC begins, on his psychologist's advice, in an effort to get over the death of his wife. His first efforts at writing coincide with the onset of the zombie outbreak. Loueriro has failed to take advantage o ...more
Although this was your typical zombie scenario, I felt like we got to experience the end of the world as we know it right along with the MC. This was told in a journal format and I liked it.
The best part for me, and something I’d no ...more
The information emerging from Russia is full of contradictions. The government insists there is no problem, and yet health care workers from around the world have been summoned. Is it the West Nile virus? Ebola? Nearby countries are shutting their borders and ordering vaccinations. But against what? Nevertheless, the mysterious virus spreads throughout the world as official information slows to a trickle. Blogs report infected individuals exhibiting extreme a ...more
Yes, another zombie apocalypse, this time focusing on Spain, one man and his cat and a whole lot of "walking undead".
I could tell that this was translated from another language, there were times when an adjective wasn't quite right, or a scene was just a bit off. Still, it was entertaining. Nice(ish) guy tries to make sure his family is okay, tries to hel ...more
Although there never seemed to really be a climax, all of the people and situations the main character encounters are interesting. However, both the initial writing and the translation work seem ...more
A couple of days back, I decided to venture into the zombie infested wastelands again as I was not in the mood to continue with my other books. And as soon as I knew that Manel Loureiro has written a zombie book which was set in a different country, ...more
The author, Manel Loureiro is Spanish and this book begun as a popular blog in his home country of Spain and then it obviously transferred into a book format. It's been a best seller in Spain, Italy and Brazil and now for the first time translated ...more
(view spoiler)[The protagonist meets a teenaged girl named Lucia in an aban ...more
Apocalypse Z is not original. Nowhere within Loureiro's zombie novel do we find anything new in terms of a zombie apocalypse. The zombies are the same old ...more
I Think that the experiences, reactions and emotions of the survivors feel believable and realistic. How they Think and react, feel, say and do, which is Always nice. How the bigger Picture was treated was good as well, from the slow builtup with nations and goverments ...more
And SPOILER here ~~~~~
I would have left the cat.
On one hand, there's something weirdly hypnotic about the day-by-day, step-by-step guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse. (Step 1: Be a very rich man with your own private compound in rural Spain, complete with solar panels, generator and diving gear - so, you know, it isn't even useful.)
On the other hand, it has all the character development, plot, and charm of an IKEA manual. Except without even the warmt ...more
Someone has opened the gates of hell, and you can feel the heat.
Ok, this starts off like any zombiepocalypse but I was a little frustrated that the main character was given pretty much ...more
- It's a future true story. A zombie apocalypse is going to happen.
(c) Happy Endings
So much has been said, written, joked and filmed on the zombie apocalypse that you might think, how much more can we take? Do we really need another zombie novel? Is there anything left to say? Luckily, Manel Loureiro didn't ask himself these questions (or if he did, he answered "yes" to all), and wrote a fresh, realistic, gripping novel about survival and pre ...more
International bestselling author Manel Loureiro was born in Pontevedra, Spain and studied law at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. After graduating, he worked in television, both on-screen (appearing on Televisión de Galicia) and behind the scenes as a writer. His Apocalypse Z trilogy—The Beginning of the End, Dark Days, and The Wrath of the Just—took him from the blogosphere to bestsellerdo...more