This year for Christmas, my wife surprised me with quite possibly the best present ever. She bought me a Kobo touch complete with soft leather case with a cute little bendy lamp inside. Well, I would imagine she’s getting sick of seeing me carry around my new “sooky” as it now travels everywhere with me, including the ladies room. Oh don’t get all high and mighty, we all know from the fecal matter tests recently done on e readers and smartphones that y’all do it too. Don’t believe me? Click HERE http://gizmodo.com/5954598/your-smartphone-is-basically-a-poopstick Regardless, it’s proven to be one of the best presents I’ve ever gotten as I am an avid reader and have arthritis in my hands which makes it difficult to hold a large book sometimes. So off I went with my new E reader and accompanying $25 VISA gift card and began browsing immediately.
I picked up my usual suspects, some Doctor Who fan fiction, a Bible, a Qur’an (I like reading both) then I took a tour through the world of zombie fiction. I found several great titles for less than 3 or $4 a piece. Then I hit the mother lode. I was really looking for a great new series. Having just completed the Twilight series (yes I was late) it made me crave for more multi book fiction. The series I stumbled upon is called, Zombie Fallout. The author is a prolific writer having written over a dozen titles since college including the Indian Hill series which is where we first meet the hero/protagonist of the Zombie Fallout series, Michael Talbot. Talbot is a southie (Boston) living in Colorado with his wife, three kids and English bulldog, Henry. The Fallout series focuses on a viral outbreak caused from tainted flu vaccines (cause that never happens) and Talbot’s struggle to survive with his family and a few people picked up along the way against not only your traditional zombie, but “speeders” as well. Speeders being the horrifically fast upgrade to your run of the mill foot dragging zombie. Talbot’s a straight shooter, tough as nails, sarcastic as hell and one hell of a hero to sink your teeth in to. Tufo’s writing is clear, concise, witty and easy to read. It’s hard to put the books down and when I did I felt like a crack head looking for another $4 to get the next book only feeling immediate relief upon the “Thank You For Your Download” message. The imagery in the book is phenomenal, the gore is gross, and the wit is hysterically funny. Each book picks up where the last one leaves off and no stone goes unturned in detail. It’s creepy, it’s suspenseful, it’s everything you’d want in a zombie book and trust me when I say, you will NOT be able to read just one of the books. So prepare to be hooked from the first page. If you like the Walking Dead and zombies in general, please do NOT miss out on the spectacular series.
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For more information about the author, visit Tufo’s website at http://www.marktufo.com/
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