Thursday, March 1, 2012

Daybreak, by Brian Ralph

Daybreak, by Brian Ralph, 160 pages

The back of the book calls this "An art-house take on the classic zombie genre," and that's a pretty good description.  The reader is basically the main character, because all of the action is seen through the reader's eyes.  The reader wakes up to find themselves in the midst of a post-zombie apocalypse, where his only friend is a one-armed man and a persistent dog. It's not fair to compare this to The Walking Dead, with its violence and gore, because this book, in true 'art-house' fashion, is more about the emotions of outrunning zombies, as opposed to the whole flesh-eating and braaaains-mantra.  The ending is excellent. I'd recommend for young adults and adults.

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