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3.63  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  37 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: zombies, teotwawki
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 Tabler
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 a 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 smal
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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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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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Madhu MaBookYard -
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Rating : 4

*Thankyou Netgalley & Diversion Books for providing me with an e-copy in exchange for an honest opinion. All thoughts are my own and not influenced in any way*

This book revolves around the concept of a dystopian world where 'hollow-heads' (or otherwise called as zombies to be simple exists) and even they are not the biggest problem the main character faces. Sure, that sounds interesting as well as horrifying because it is. This book deals with a lot of sensitive topics so a TRIGGER
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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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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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Avid Reader
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m never too sure about post apocalyptic stories - they can be so depressing plus I’m one of the few who doesn’t watch The Walking Dead so I’m not even sure why I picked this up! But it was great. The main character is clearly depicted with a very clear moral compass which directs most of the action. The storytelling is fast and furious and the descriptions of the fighting with the ‘hollowheads’ is visceral. The central mystery involving the kidnapping of a young woman and the discovery of peop ...more
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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Clazzzer C
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was one of the better post-apocalyptic books I've read and very very eerie to see what Kevin Munoz envisioned as I read it while on Covid 19 lockdown. The idea of zombies here was mingled with the very current illegal business of human trafficking. I liked the characters, they were strong and not lacking. The story line too was well written and well edited before publication. Information was fed to the reader as required, we learned as much or as little as was required. Sam, the main protag ...more
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
Therése Åström
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
2,5⭐ I think it started out so good and then it was just so much action going on throughout the whole book. I'm not saying that's bad, but it's not my cup of tea because I like to get to know the characters a bit more. It was pretty okay though, and in Corona times the virus sounded a bit scary. The zombies were a bit much though in my opinion.
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*
Holly Barker
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Entertaining, and I appreciated the queer female protagonist, but this is a blatant, unrepentant ripoff of The Walking Dead, including the lifting of a major plot point. I get that there are going to be similarities in zombie apocalypse books and shows, but this is way too similar.
Carolyn
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Are there more of these? I need to know what happens after the ending.
Jordan Vislosky
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
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Steve Goulding
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent post apocalyptic novel, great characterisation, good plot development, moves at a good pace. A very very good read !!!!
Margaret L
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent story but very upsetting. I wasn't prepared. If you're going to read this... TW: human trafficking, rape/molestation, slavery, abuse
Cindy
Mar 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Unlisted LGBA ... disappointing, Don’t we have a choice to our own favorite genres and sub genres. I reread the “book jacket” and it was not there. Would’ve rated it higher otherwise.
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CW: 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 converted into housing, therefore busi

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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
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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CloudOfThoughts_Books Keirstin
The Post by author Kevin A. Munoz was a decent post apocalyptic novel with some twists mixed in. I wasn’t crazy about the book but it wasn’t bad either.
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of The Post in exchange for an honest review.
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