HVZA tells a great tale of the much-awaited, highly dreaded Zombie Apocalypse; only now for me, and many like me it strikes home - literally, as it tells the tale of the beginning of the end for people living in and around the Hudson Valley / Rockland County area.
The characters in it are amazing; they have feeling and depth, and above all, they are highly believable and more important - likeable. The writing flows easily, and keeps the reader engaged. Their is no need of page upon page of superfluous descriptions of everyday items, or people's descriptions. The action feels real, and the book unfolds effortlessly. I found it very difficult to put this book down, and devoured it (if you'll forgive the pun) in two days.
Mrs. Zimmermann has done her homework well too - her descriptions of the use of firearms, medical terminology, the various stages of decomposition and the carnage the zombies inflict, as well as the geography of the region are all accurate, and leave the reader in no doubt as to the plausibility of the tale being told. HVZA is an enjoyable and gripping story that is a challenge to put down. I give this book two thumbs up, and eagerly await the up and coming graphic novel currently in the works.
Abraham Lincoln Meets HVZA: the Emmy award-winning actor, Bill Oberst, Jr., who portrayed Lincoln in "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" has written a forward for the upcoming "HVZA: Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse" graphic novel! Here's an excerpt:
What HVZA has going for it is a spirit of fun. Look, I know they are flesh-eating, life-destroying, soul-numbing creatures of undeath - but if zombies aren't fun then they just aren't zombies! The stories in HVZA are full of the same mix of gore and glee that delighted me when I was a tyke reading horror comics under the covers with a flashlight.
Read it. You'll have fun. I did. Thanks zombies! And thanks HVZA for making the world a brighter place :)
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