Monday 1 October 2012

Detention of the Living Dead by Rusty Fischer - Book Review

Title: Dentention of the Living Dead
Author: Rusty Fischer
Publisher:Bono Books
Publication Date: October 2012
Pages: 181
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Review Copy from Publisher


Maxine “Max” Compton is in detention when the outbreak starts; so are several other students when Max’s best friend Brie storms in – chomping on the thigh bone of their favorite Home Ec teacher, Ms. Watkins!

Brie is a zombie, and quickly starts biting everyone in the room—even her best friend, Max!

When the class realizes what happens, it’s too late; they are all zombies—and they’re no longer alone.

Now a thin gray man in a white lab coat is testing them; making them read, and once they can no longer read, the zombies are led from the room, never to be seen again.

One by one the zombies stop reading, all but a few of them, Max included. Oh, and that cute thug she’s been crushing on for years, Zander Cash!

That’s when Max learns that there are good zombies, and bad zombies. And if she’s to survive, she has to pick a side.

Who knew Detention could be this hard… or last forever.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I have read and enjoyed previous books by Rusty Fischer and so I had no hesitation in accepting a review copy of his latest work when approached by the publisher.

Overall this was a fairly enjoyable, quick and easy read. As usual, zombie mayhem ensued with plenty of action and comedy thrown in.

For me, though, this lacked some of the impact of his other books. The story and characters just didn't grab me in the same way as previous works. It was still a fun read, but I didn't feel as invested in the story as I have before.

For fans of Rusty's books, this is another good addition to the canon, but I would recommend those new to his writing start with something like Zombies Don't Cry: my favourite of his books so far.

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