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With all the continents overrun by the living dead, the hubs of commerce and civilization are no longer New York or London or Beijing: they’re Nantucket, Havana, and Reykjavik. The sea is not the deadly, foreboding barrier it once was to human life: now it’s their source of safety, transportation, and sustenance. But the mainland beckons reckless, restless men, just as the ...more
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Published October 22nd 2013 by Permuted Press (first published October 21st 2013)
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Mark Matthews
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Not since I read The Reapers Are the Angels have I enjoyed a piece of zombie fiction this much. While reading the last 10%, I effectively put the world on ignore and bit into the ending like a walker onto Darryl Dixon. Yes, I know, this would turn the world on its end, but that's what this book does to our understanding of Zombies.

Pale Gods was written by a religious scholar and theologian, and it shows. The novel takes the reader on a wonderful adventure on the high seas, but the adventurous na
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Kevin
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought it was well written and a clear shot away from the standard zombie novel that too many people are writing these days.
Franco Boggle
Jul 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
i review this book as the kind of zombie fan that follows the Romero Gospel. By saying that i point that im biased and therefore dont like when people try to make zombies think, feel or try to communicate. i do admire people that try to bring something new to the genre but most of the times i do not find it to my liking.

aside from that i found appealing the idea of groups of people on islands that had an extensive trade system which used all kinds of money. but i do think its useless to think in
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Mikehendo
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Pale gods just keeps building and building only to be wrapped up in a couple pages with an anti-climactic ending. Much in the vein of The Road or California, little happens and the conclusion is lackluster.
Mary
Jan 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
Great concept, I just couldn't get into it. :(
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I am a professor of religious studies, and the author of several books on the Bible and theology. I grew up in New York, Virginia, and New Mexico. I attended St. John's College, Annapolis, MD (BA, 1988), Harvard Divinity School (MTS, 1990), and the University of Notre Dame (PhD, 1995). I live in upstate New York with my wife and two wonderful kids. In the horror genre, I have written Gospel of the ...more
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