Author: Brian Ralph
Plot Type: UF (Zombie Apocalypse)
Ratings: V5; S0; H2
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (9/2011)
|An early scene: The unnamed protagonist welcomes you, the reader, into his world.|
This is not a Walking Dead read-alike. Instead, it focuses on the zombie threat rather than on scenes of bloody carnage in a suspense-filled, moment-by-moment chronicle of a survivor's perilous struggle to remain alive. The story follows you and your companion (and, eventually, a wayward dog) as you make your way across the remains of wrecked building, overturned cars, and mountains of trash—with the zombies (shown mostly in solid-color profile) staggering along behind. The entire landscape is a rubble-strewn wasteland inhabited only by you, your companions, the zombies, and an occasional unfriendly and untrustworthy fellow survivor.