The Thirteenth Step: Zombie Recovery
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Now, full disclosure: I know Michele, though not personally. She and I are 'virtual' buddies, and we have written back and forth to each other on e-mail, through my blog, on twitter and Facebook. I am an alcoholic (sober nine years today!), and she and I have bonded over this shared experience. As a fellow writer, I encouraged her when she was writing this book, and when she entered it in the Amazon Breakthrough Contest. She sent me an advance copy of this book, and I agreed to ...more
The zombie apocalypse is not the story; it’s the setting. This thought-provoking commentary on 12 Step culture—our pitfalls, majesty and volatility—is the treasure inside this story. I am not a fiction writer or reader. I labor through my own perceived need to frankly discuss our collective culture, our future and the struggles that internal dogma and an ever changing outside world bring to bear on our mortal fellowship. Sometimes it’s time to put the text books and clinical studies away and let ...more
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As many of you know may know, I have a big thing for zombies - they're my kryptonite. Whenever I see a zombie book up for review, I almost always snap it up, even if I think the book is going cheesy. I will admit that I never saw myself actually devouring The Thirteenth Step: Zombie Recovery, I just thought the plot was qu...more
This book wasn't what I expected. I saw the title, and I thought it would be a humor book about a support group for zombies. I thought it would be about the 12 steps that zombies go through to overcome their need for eating people, or something like that.
That's not what this book is about. I'll admit that when I realized that, I was a little disappointed. I shouldn't have been. I think I ende ...more
Ever wondered what a world inhabited by addicts would be like post zombie appocolypse?? If so then read this book? Hell read it anyway because it's a good read.
Some lo ...more
This was an entertaining romp through New York City and beyond while dodging zombies? The group thinks that there's something about them being alcoholics or addicts that makes them less interesting to the zombies. Each having had some connection to the drink or drugs in some way. They seem to be immune t ...more
Decent zombie book, with smarter than average characters. Just a little too much of the AA thing. ***spoiler alert*** I really liked the part where they join up with a larger group and the difficulties they experience there. I can actually see how the AA rules could be warped and twisted like this by some power-tripping little Jim Jones (I don't think he was bad enough to rank little Hitler status, lol and the group did seem very cult-like) Although it seemed a little anti-climactic w ...more
The Thirteenth Step takes the reader on a fast paced ride with a motley crew of addicts (active & in recovery) and children of addicts as they stay alive in a world suddenly overrun with zombies. And then...
the survivors have to worry about AA fundamentalists! I asked my hubby-poo, who is five years sober, if he had ever heard of AA fundamentalists. He told me no and that they sound like a nightmare.
I love where t ...more
It was a very good read, quick, yet still engaging and interesting. The characters were not cardboard cutouts or stereotypes. They were all well written, from Bill to Patty to Jared and the rest.
Not a lot of zombie killing gore, but it fit in with the tone of the story.
Recommended for zombie fans.
I thoroughly enjoyed this rendition of the apocalypse. and I'm happy to read a "free" book that doesn't end with a half told story, enticing you to buy the next episode, and then the next..... This book is definitely worth reading and
The settlement of AA folks reminds me that if we are too brittle, we will break. Open mindedness is the key.
Slightly cheesy, but for a free book, I can't complain!
Hold on, This is a wild ride.
Being somewhat familiar with 12 step recovery programs, this is going to be an interesting listen. I do know what the "thirteenth step" is. For those of you that do not know it is when a person with established sobriety dates a person that is new to recovery. I have heard that it can get a bit messy. I am trying to figure out how in the world what kind of recovery Michele W. Miller is going to get ...more
Book rating: ☆☆☆☆
Narration rating: ☆☆☆
I received this audio book for free for an honest review, thank you to the Author.
I was a little worried about reading another Zombie book after being really disappointed with Feed!
Are you a recovering acoholic? An ex drug user? A victim of some sort of solvent abuse? Then these words will come as a surprise to you YOU ARE THE LUCKY ONES!!!!
The reason for this, you carry the gene!! The gene ...more