Its a rare treat to find stories with this much character and heart to them. These days especially the market is so full of everyone trying to either cash in on someone else’s ideas or trying to one up everyone. Mark Tufo instead creates something different and truly special. Written from the perspective of a slightly demented, highly para- prepared, and good hearted protagonist. We follow Mike and his family through the truly hellish world of the undead. What makes this unique and worth your time is three main things.
1. The unique writing style immediately grabs you. This book series is written as a journal and it is heart warningly written with grammar errors the type that someone would make when writing a journal and not having access to back tracking or editing later.
2. The characters really come alive in this series. These are flawed interesting people who breath fresh life into a stale genre full of either righteous survivors or deviant monsters in human skin. From the insane Michael Talbot who will trick his son into opening a fridge full of three month rotting food or drag a friend ten miles through ice and snow while being chased by zombies, then you have Tommy the delightful beacon of innocent hope in a cold dark world.
3. The wit and humor. Recorded in these books is a unique sense of humor and wit that make me stop reading in order to laugh. This book series has heart.
Finally, if you are a self respecting zombie fan who has enjoyed books like World War Z and the Zombie Survival Guide, YOU NEED TO GET THIS!!!
This was a true pleasure to read.
The story continues Michael Talbot’s quest to be rid of the evil named Eliza that hunts him and his family across the country. As the world spirals even further down into the abyss of apocalypse one man struggles to keep those around him safe.
Side by side Michael stands with his wife, their children, his friends and the wonder Bulldog along with the Wal-Mart greeter Tommy who is infinitely more than he appears and whether he is leading them to salvation or death is only a measure of degrees.