Book: Surviving The Evacuation, Book One: London
Author: Frank Tayell
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Zombie
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Cover Rating: 5 Stars
If you're a zombie enthusiast and you binge on all things zombie related, I'm sure you've imaged what you would do if the zombie apocalypse were to suddenly strike humanity. People like us dream about it, talk about it non-stop and some of us even prepare for that dreaded day. If you're like me, you may even have started your zombie survival kit. But what if it were to descend on us at a time when we least expected it and all the preparation we did was for nothing? What if you were stuck in a small apartment building alone...and your leg was broken? How would you defend yourself? Find food and water? Run if you needed to? Maybe this is something new we zombie enthusiasts need to think about and to plan for, or maybe you should just read this book.
In "Surviving the Evacuation, Book 1: London" Bill finds himself under these dreaded conditions. His leg is broken and we find him waiting patiently to be rescued, writing in his journal and watching the tragedy unfold outside his window. It soon becomes clear to him that the help he was promised was not going to come and broken leg or not he was the only person who was going to save him.
The book is told through a series of journal entries which usually isn't my thing because I love reading dialogue, but I found it very refreshing and could not put it down. I cannot say anymore without giving away spoilers but what I can say is that something that is probably the most cliche' thing to say but I'm going to say it anyways, "if you love zombies you'll love this book." I could feel the isolation, Bill's struggles, loneliness and pain. The only thing that really bugged me was how easy it was for him to kill a zombie... like it was natural, like it was a normal everyday occurrence. His first kill should have been hard and then gradually get easier but it just seemed too easy for him in the very beginning.
I highly recommend this book!
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