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A Small World by R.S. Merritt
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Shreaking, fast running zombie. Yikes! At least they aren't all skinny and slow. They have differences like the people they were before the virus. That's my biggest complaint of The Walking Dead. If 70% of Americans are overweight, how would all the zombies become skinny? I'll take that diet! LOL!

It isn't the zombies that pull me into books about zombies. It is the survivors. You probably don't get a choice who you spend the apocalypse with. Our ways of defining each other, style, size, shape, gender, age, etc., are wiped away. Good and bad show up. The good guy isn't really when you put him against the zombies, the bad guy comes up with ways to save everyone. Moment by moment the apocalypse tests people. As I read/watch these kinds of stories I jump in and wonder how would I react, how would other people handle it all? Since the author gave us characters and their traits we are surprised and yet not at the reactions of trying to survive. I think there is a wisdom to how people can't be enclosed in a box of what you think might happen. It is often the people that are scary, maybe more than the monsters.

In the above character arch, I find this book interesting. Mr. Merritt seemed to try and change things up to what you might expect in these kinds of situations. And he wrote the story in such a way that the reader doesn't want to put the book away for the night.

BUT narratives that say Him and take me right out of the story. There were a few places an editor needed to be stronger. AND I'm not an editor! I usually don't see oopsies. I get caught up in the story and rarely notice the problems. So if I see it, I am hesitant to recommend the book to my more astute friends.

My biggest problem is not finishing the book. Yep! Cliffhangers! HATE THEM!!! If I didn't already have the next book from Kindle Unlimited (how I got this one) so I could move on I wouldn't have moved on. If I had bought this, I would not buy the next!

By the way, are you being paid by Disney? It seems there are a lot of references along the way. I felt those rather out of the blue and weird. I suppose if the person is from Orlando, FL or Anaheim, CA, that would be a big part of your life, but most aren't lucky enough to be near those, even in the apocalypse!
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Reading Progress

December 16, 2018 – Shelved
December 16, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
March 31, 2019 – Started Reading
March 31, 2019 – Shelved as: author-recommended
March 31, 2019 – Shelved as: kindle-unlimited
March 31, 2019 – Shelved as: book-1
March 31, 2019 – Shelved as: i-have-book-2
May 14, 2019 –
30.0%
May 15, 2019 –
60.0%
May 16, 2019 – Shelved as: zombies
May 16, 2019 – Shelved as: horror
May 16, 2019 – Shelved as: apocalyptic
May 16, 2019 – Shelved as: post-apocalyptic
May 16, 2019 – Finished Reading

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