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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Ten years after the world’s oil went sour and a pandemic killed most of the population, Sam Edison is the chief of police of The Little Five, a walled-in community near Atlanta, Georgia. Those who survived share the world with what are known as hollow-heads: creatures who are no longer fully human.

A man and a pregnant teenager arrive at the gate and are welcomed into the
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by Diversion Books
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Fiona
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teotwawki, zombies
There's something about novels centered around policemen - or their equivalent - in a post-apocalyptic setting. Invariably they're all trying to bring order to a world that's lost it's mind (in this case, literally), and invariably they always run up against the worst in humanity as a result.
The Post does this very well. Our main character, Sam Edison, is the kind of woman who just wants to do her job and keep her people safe. But she's not afraid to take action when she has to, and we're spare
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Elizabeth
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: speculative
Thank you to Diversion books, and Netgalley for providing me an eARC in exchange for my honest review.

This story is a strange and brutal tale crafted by newcomer Kevin A. Muñoz. Often dark to the point of being physically unnerving and bulging with well-crafted battles between the main character, Police Chief Sam Edison of the Little Five and hollow-heads, unkillable cannibals no longer capable of higher thought. All within the context of a small struggling community fighting to make a home aga
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Elaine
I'm a sucker for zombie books so I was excited to receive an early Kindle ARC of The Post.

Thanks, NetGalley!

The novel starts out with Chief of Police Sam Edison maintaining order in The Little Five, a small enclave in post-apocalyptic Georgia.

When two strangers appear at the gate one day, and are later brutally murdered, Sam's investigation uncovers a shocking human trafficking ring, and that conspirators have been hiding right in her town.

When a young woman is kidnapped, Sam sets out with a
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Jennifer
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was very intrigued by the description of this book as I am a huge fan of dystopian fiction. I was not disappointed! This novel deals with current issues such as human trafficking as well as potential dystopian issues such as non-human monsters aka zombies. I loved how this book wasn't your average zombie story but it did build an excellent dystopian world . Overall this is the perfect read for fans of the genre and would be a good read for fans of innovative fiction. I give this 5 stars out of ...more
Chris
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
I was given this ARC by NetGalley for a fair and honest review.

Dystopian? Zombie Apocalypse? Well, it's a bit of both. First, the book was well written, the world building painted a vivid picture of life after the collapse. So, why 3 stars? Well, I didn't like the main protagonist for a start. It was less about the character dealing with moral quandaries and more about something lacking in character and purpose. I don't want to spoil it for you, so please dive in and see for yourself. Also, I fe
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Callum
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-releases, arcs
The Post is a good book with an interesting core plot and a well written, mostly realistic main character. What’s not so good is the fairly shallow world the book takes place in, and the less than fleshed out secondary characters.

I won’t recap the plot of the book here as the Goodread’s description covers the bones of the story - up to 94% of the book, according to the Kindle copy I read (side note, what’s up with all of the plot being given away up front like that?), just missing the detail yo
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Hana Correa
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Post by Kevin Munoz is a dystopian suspense novel set in rural Georgia. The novel is set in the not so distant future and focuses in on a community known as the the Little Five. Society has collapsed after an unknown virus has taken out 90 percent of the world’s human population. There are now 2 primary groups of living humans in this new future. Regular humans, and zombiefied humans who thirst for flesh, who are known as hollow heads.

Sam serves as the chief law enforcement officer in the L
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Jessica Bronder
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ten years earlier something happened to the world’s oil supply and things started going bad. On top of that a virus was released that turned ninety percent of the world’s population into mindless cannibalistic humans, kind of similar to zombies that are called Hollow Heads. The story starts in a little community called Little Five. Sam Edison is the local police chief that keeps things running but is constantly plagued by the loss of her wife and daughter.

One day a man shows up with a pregnant
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Miki Mackennedy
In post-pandemic Georgia, a man and a pregnant teen-ager arrive at a secure community. The man intends to move on, leaving the girl behind. When they are both killed inside the walls of the city, the Chief of Police, Sam Edison intends to find out why and by whom. When the mayor’s step-daughter is abducted and their sister city is attacked and over-run, Sam has no choice but to take the investigation outside the safety of the gates.

This novel contains everything one would expect to see in dystop
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Bre
Oct 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
The Post is very similar to The Walking Dead. Whether you call them Walkers or Hollow-heads, we all know you are talking about zombies. Much like Rick who was cop prior to the apocalypse and is the leader of his little tribes, Sam is Chief of a town called The Little Five. He was on the coast guard prior to the dead taking over.

Upon accepting two new people into the town, an attack occurs and lives are of course lost. Predictable. There is a lot of weapon jargon that is useless to the story unl
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Wendy
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sam Edison is the Chief of Police in Little Five, a small post apocalypse town in Georgia. One day a man arrives with a teen girl who is very pregnant. The girl is obviously traumatized. The people of Little five take them in and give them a home. When they both get murdered, the Chief intends to find out why.

While the Chief is busy trying to figure out what happened, the Mayor's step daughter gets kidnapped. The Chief goes after her with two others. They must get past the Shriekers and the Hol
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Diane Pennington
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story happened 10yrs after apocalypse. People slowly rebuild their lives and accepted the fact that they would have to share the world with zombies or “hallow-heads”. When they thought that life is getting better, their chief of police unraveled a mystery. A mystery that no one would ever thought would occur after an apocalypse.

The author wrote this book really well. The names of the characters are amazing! I never knew a “post-apocalyptic murder mystery” story is possible! Plot twist after
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Pattyh
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read the POST by Kevin Munoz. Fans of sci-fi futuristic novels will like this book.
A police officer Sam Edison still hangs on the the society vows he once had and continues to solve crimes in a small town outside of Atlanta. Zombie like creatures roam the earth due to a petrolium spill 10 years ago and in the midst of this world, he hunts for those who go missing. Sam wants to save those he can, but in a world that is doomed, he finds little satisfactio
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Jeff
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stand Your Post, Soldier! This was an excellent story in the vein of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, but... you know, actually good! But it *did* remind me of that bleak, depressing world McCarthy created. This book simply tells a far superior story of zombies and lesbians and a horrifying secret being kept by some people in a town that has come together over the years after the zombies took over the world. This is one of those books that tells a complete tale but leaves a sequel open and ready, and ...more
Toni Boughton
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rather good, well-developed story set in a post-apocalyptic world. The writing is clean and clear, the character development on-point, and the novel itself keeps you on your toes until the very end.

*free copy from NetGalley*
Kathy
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The post is a dystopian/apocalpse novel. I enjoyed the authors way of writing and the story line.


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2.25/5 stars
Content includes depictions of gun violence, sexual abuse and assault, slave labor and suicide

Reading with bloodshot eyes in the dark of a cloud-covered night, it's hard to remember that I can't save everyone. And just as hard to forget.

We follow the day-to-day first person account of Sam Edison, the chief of police of Little Five, a walled-in community in Atlanta, Georgia, named after the five-point intersection at the center of the neighbourhood. Most of the old shops have been c

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L.H. Brown
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist
The Walking Dead: post-apocalypse

At least, that's how it came off to me. A story of life after the world goes "dead". When, all of a sudden, you're forced back into "normal" criminal activity. Only, it's through one of the most despicable crimes... human trafficking.
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
It has been 10 years since the world as Sam Edison knew it ended. Sam is the chief of police in what is now known as The Little Five. The Little Five has walls surrounding it keeping the humans inside safe from the zombies or hollow-heads as they are called. The Little Five is a community close to Atlanta, Georgia.

One day two strangers show up at their gates, a man and woman who is pregnant. The woman is in need of medical attention from wounds that are not related to her pregnancy. Later the m
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Brittany Holcomb
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. I liked how dark the story was and I was surprised when it evolved into such a conspiracy. This kept me guessing until the end. The ending was sort of satisfying but left me wanting to know what would happen after it ended. This is a great look at how humanity breaks down after a zombie apocalypse.
Katie
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always hesitate when I see a new contestant in the dystopian/zombie apocalypse rat race.  Let’s face it.  By this point the genre has been done to death, and while I’m still an avowed fan of all stripes of horror, it takes some pretty impressive writing to make the walking dead stand out to me these days.   Enter Kevin Munoz’s debut, The Post.

What’s left of humanity exists in small, protected enclaves in Munoz’s world, after a pandemic decimates Earth’s population and oil supplies are contamin
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Bernadette Baker-baughman
rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2019
Tarah Tipton-black
rated it really liked it
Oct 03, 2018
Shannon T
rated it it was amazing
Jan 17, 2019
Anna Szabó
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
The Post was not what I expected. And unfortunately not in a good way. I was hoping for an action filled story about zombies but instead what I got is a slow burning post-apocalyptic story. The zombies or hollow-head as they are called in the book seem kind of like a backstory to the happenings in the book.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc, opinions expressed are my own.
James
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Sep 28, 2018
Brian Addicks
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Feb 11, 2019
Robin (ReadItRobi)
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thanks to NetGalley and Diversion Books for the opportunity to read advance e-galley of this book.

In Kevin Munoz's The Post, I've fallen victim to bait and switch again. What starts as a post apocalyptic novel centering around a surviving community veers off towards mystery then jumps ship to be a politically relevant and almost thematically western as a small group of heroes led by our moral compass character sets out to rescue a female in distress and set all wrongs to right.

This book tries t
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J.D. DeHart
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dystopian world building works well in this book and the author makes a creative contribution to the genre. I would gladly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys quality science fiction.
Pamela
rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2019
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