I haven't posted on this blog for a long time. But, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a Zombie Apocalypse novel that I recently read. It's Night Zero
by Rob Horner. It's an excellent novel that brings us into a zombie apocalypse from the perspective of victims, first responders, emergency room staff, and even zombies.
I liked this book because it provided a very plausible scientific reason for the outbreak of a zombie-like disease. The author has a medical background and brings it to bear on the topic with a deep knowledge of biology, medicine, and the workings of paramedics and small to mid-sized hospital emergency rooms. Best of all, he brings all this knowledge to bear without getting too explanatory or subjecting us to a prolonged essay on viral diseases. The author's knowledge adds realism to the story and adds to the terror.
If you like medical dramas like Grey's Anatomy, Chicago Hope
, or even Emergency
, you'll love this novel. If you hate those kind of dramas, you'll love this novel too because Night Zero
has plenty of gruesome zombie fights that bring a major dose of The Walking Dead
or World War Z
to the party.
I'm not big on book reviews that have spoilers. I'll just say this: if you are a fan of the Zombie Genre, you need to buy this novel!