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Zombie/Post-Apocalyptic book lovers - have you read Rot and Ruin?

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DraenorQueen Sat 23-Apr-16 18:12:17

Picked this up from a charity shop, I think it's the first in a series. Reviews on Amazon seem to be mostly 4 or 5 stars but I don't want to read them in case of any irritating spoilers!
Anyone read this?

whatiswrongwithyou Sun 24-Apr-16 19:35:42

No haven't read it, but just came on here to ask for recommendations for zombie/apocalypse books and saw your post - off to check it out now!

DraenorQueen Sun 24-Apr-16 20:41:23

If you find it, let me know what you think. I'm not bowled over - it's not exactly taxing reading or original ideas, IMO. I'll give it 50 more pages....

hawthornknitter Wed 27-Apr-16 14:07:49

I read all 4 recently, quite enjoyed them at the time but fairly forgettable afterwards, if you know what I mean. If you got it for cheap I'd keep going! I think the first one gets better when they get out into the Rot and Ruin. DS read them too, he's 14, think they were his first actual zombie books, he liked them.

GipsyDanger Wed 27-Apr-16 14:15:30

My favourite book is world was z by max Brooks. It is nothing like the film apart from that they have zombies in it. I have got 4 other people to read this book and have all done it in one sitting (it's not a huge book)
It's basically a guy collecting survivor stories from around the world. It examines all stories before, during and after and is very realistic on how the virus could go world wide. Soldiers, civilians, children, doctors - it tells the story from all perspectives. I cannot praise this book enough

GipsyDanger Wed 27-Apr-16 14:16:02

*World war z

scandichick Wed 27-Apr-16 14:22:53

I love WWZ too - is there anything else that's even half as good out there? Rot and Ruin doesn't seem to be it, anyway (sorry, OP).

GipsyDanger Wed 27-Apr-16 16:25:45

Actually, the resident evil books are pretty good
If you like a more horror book

NewYearSameMe Wed 27-Apr-16 16:30:25

I liked the series by Mark Tufo. I can't remember what the first one is called, but I've read as far as the 6th in the series.

redannie118 Wed 27-Apr-16 16:42:37

Day by Day Armageddon by JL Bourne is without doubt the best book in this genre I have read. Told in a diary format its the story of a soldier who goes AWOL when he realises the world is about to go to hell in a handcart,and his desperate fight for survival. So real and gritty I desperately wanted to build a massive concrete wall around my house once I finished reading it !!

scandichick Thu 28-Apr-16 19:58:29

Thank you, redannie, sounds promising!

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