Day by Day Armageddon
Day by Day: Armageddon Review
Zombies have finally been given time in the limelight, and this book doesn't do them any justice. While most books depict zombie apocalypses as being nigh impossible to overcome, for the narrator of this book it seems all too easy - starting the
Zombies have finally been given time in the limelight, and this book doesn't do them any justice. While most books depict zombie apocalypses as being nigh impossible to overcome, for the narrator of this book it seems all too easy - starting the book with submarine batteries in his house along with solar panels, one might guess he had been preparing for such an event for years: I'm sure even if he were in the navy, they wouldn't just allow him to take the batteries home, they would most likely be decommissioned and recycled, or destroyed. Despite this already impressive advantage (as well as bulk-buying food at the first sign of infections in China, and sticking shards of glass bottles to his wall to 'stop looters') he can also fly a plane that's being swarmed by zombies, drive a boat, hot-wire a car, plan strategies, and so much more, all whilst writing a journal. The one thing he can't do: Spell.
Although I'm sure the spellings were deliberately wrong to make it feel more authentic, it just jarred with me when "rifle" was misspelled as "rife" (a number of times): I don't care if it's not authentic for everything to be spelled correctly, I just find misspellings lazy on both author and editor.
Having picked this book up after reading World War Z, after a recommendation by a customer-written review, as well as the bookshop retail assistant, I was very surprised at how boring it was - no tension, no pacing, no anything worth reading. Apparently however I am in the minority of zombie fans who thinks this.
I would urge you to avoid this book, and pick up another, or at the very least don't pay full price for it.