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Valley Of Death, Zombie Trailer Park (edition 2010)

by William Bebb

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Title:Valley Of Death, Zombie Trailer Park
Authors:William Bebb
Info:Hands on Productions & Publications (2010), Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Collections:Read 2012, Borrowed, Your library, eBook
Tags:fiction, for fun, scifi, zombies, trailer park, humorous, arizona, from daddy

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Valley Of Death, Zombie Trailerpark by William Bebb





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I snagged this off Amazon for free. Judging by the title I thought it was going to be some silly zombie book. Was I ever wrong! From the start you are thrown in the action. The characters are well developed and you form a bond quickly. I love the two different types of zombies running around. Throw in a killer snake and some Redneck meth cookers to add to the mix. Loved how the guy who started it all got it in the end, Who knew a trailer park could be one awesome place for a zombie uprising. ( )
  mistybattle | Nov 27, 2013 |
Bebb’s book is a fresh, engaging take on a zombie outbreak. The origin is a factory error, which is decidedly different from the more usual government experimentation or voodoo approach. It’s great commentary on the exploitative practices of factories, not to mention the exploitation of illegal immigrants, without ever being too heavy-handed or preachy. The zombies are a mix of the rage virus and traditional undead. Before dying they are inexplicably full of rage and will eat almost anything but also when they die they reanimate. It’s a cool mix, and I enjoyed it.

The cast of characters is incredibly imaginative, diverse, and even-handed. People are truly just people (or zombies) regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. And, really, how many books can say they have a WWII vet, a sewer truck worker, a mechanically talented Latina, a wheelchair-bound obese meth chef, a loyal dog, bicycling missionaries, and a pot-growing paraplegic Vietnam Vet. I mean, really. And none of them are two-dimensional caricatures either. They are all well-rounded and presented with thought and humanity.

The plot is complex. I honestly did not know how it was going to end, and it maintains a fast pace throughout. I was never bored and was never entirely certain what was going to happen next. That’s coming from a big zombie fan, so I do think that’s saying something significant about the uniqueness of the engaging plot.

What really makes the book, though, is the sprinkling of humor throughout. This type of humor won’t match everyone, but it certainly works for me. I described it to my dad as “Patrick F. McManus with zombies,” but if you don’t get that reference, it’s hard to describe the humor. So, here are a couple of quotes from the book to demonstrate it.

"Your average one armed pot growing hermit who just murdered two men might be thinking about a variety of things. (location 2592)

"Crazy cop fuckers done bit off my titty." (location 5423)

That second one….oh man. I laugh every time I see it.

So with all this love, why not five stars? Well, compound sentences tend to run on and on with no commas or semi-colons, which can be a bit frustrating to read. Also, the book isn’t quite properly formatted for the kindle.

Overall, though, the formatting and comma issues did not distract me from the wonderfully unique and humorous zombie trailer park story. I’m so glad my dad discovered this indie author and passed his work on to me, and I look forward to reading more of it in the future. Highly recommended to all zombie fans, provided you like the type of humor outlined above.

Check out my full review: http://wp.me/pp7vL-US ( )
  gaialover | Nov 17, 2012 |
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