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Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780994534811


Dear all paranoid Internet conspiracy websites: explain to me what the hell is going on in this world. Yesterday I went to bed and everything was fine.

Now there are zombies.

The US is bombing everything in sight, the dead are talking back to people, and every time I try to head home I seem to end up going farther away than when I
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Paperback, 270 pages
Published July 7th 2016
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James Kemp
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this. It starts off as a holiday diary of a 23 year old British back-packer making his way around Europe. The tension builds gradually from inconvenience and annoyance into the full blown horror of a zombie apocalypse. It felt much more real and plausible to me than most of the zombie books I've read, with one exception.

Mark spends most of his time running away and trying vainly to get home. He travels with a small group of friends, who gradually get split up for one reason or
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tiffany griffiths
What an original!

I read this book to kill time and ended up thoroughly engrossed within minutes! From start to finish it is an original take on the entire zombie apocalypse. I loved the unusual style and point of view of the main character, as well as the chance to see the difference in response to the apocalypse from country to country! This is a real and true original, so read it and you can thank me for it if we meet up in the apocalypse!
Suzy
Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good stuff

But it didn't end. Or rather, it just ended. Hate sequel endings. But the story along the way was fantastic
Karen
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not what you expect when you hear it is a book about a zombie apocalypse! There were certainly tense and scary moments but the focus is much more on the story and journey of Mark, the average young traveller just trying to get home.

At first, I wasn't sure I liked Mark but as the story progressed and his vulnerabilities and insecurities became apparent, he became a character to root for. In Last Words, Jackson writes characters who are both believable and relatable, highlighting just how ill-equi
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Zaharina
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
How can anyone come up with something like that? I admire that kind of people. Seriously. It was... WOW!
The book is written like a diary. It follows the surviving journey of our main character (who's name I'm pretty sure is Mike, althought it was mentioned 2-3 times through the whole book), which started as a regular backpacking through Europe, 'till suddenly one day he woke up and... BAM! Zombie apocalipse! Then followed running and hiding and running and surviving and more running... and few t
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Carolcoucillgmail.com
Well worth reading

I received this book as a review copy, I picked it simply because I liked the cover! Wow, it is a brilliant book,no boring bits! From the first sentence to the last I have been enthralled. I gave the book five stars because it was so well written and plausible. I think that it would appeal to young adults but I'm 67 and loved it.
Jenny_acc
A very nice book, with lots of humour throughout. I liked the diary aspect of it, although at times i felt it got a bit boring. The protagonist was not very likeable, but then again his age explains a lot of the stupid decisions he made along the way.
Christopher
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed this book, the characters and relationships are well conceived, holding my attention on a travel adventure plagued with zombies.
Debbie
Nov 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apocalypse
Meh
Aviar Savijon
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last words

One of the best written and idea of the end of tines with the zombie Apocalypse. A must read for all.
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