World War Z meets Grapes of Wrath! The old world is dying, but a new world is born! The first volume of Taz Gallaher's long-awaited zombie epic follows three characters as they struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse: Chewy, a hard-bitten ex-con, battling to stay on the straight side of the street in Fresno, California; Mona, an upwardly mobile lawyer, marooned in her BrWorld War Z meets Grapes of Wrath! The old world is dying, but a new world is born! The first volume of Taz Gallaher's long-awaited zombie epic follows three characters as they struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse: Chewy, a hard-bitten ex-con, battling to stay on the straight side of the street in Fresno, California; Mona, an upwardly mobile lawyer, marooned in her Bronx apartment building; and, Brady, a Midwestern computer hacker who undertakes a cross-country trip to safety. As the old world crumbles around them, each must defend family and friends, find safety, discover who they really are, and start to fashion a new world from within the ruins of the old. Chronicling the zombie apocalypse from coast-to-coast, Republic of the Living: Exodus braids its character-driven narratives with vivid snapshots of the apocalypse and its aftermath: a bastion in the middle of the Mississippi River encircled by zombie hordes; the last blog post on the failing internet; a forsaken soldier trekking from defeat at the hands of the undead; San Francisco in the aftermath of ZA; post-apocalyptic combat in the desolate streets of a windswept Montana town; and more. In the style of Steinbeck's great American epic, these postcards from the present and the future supply the widescreen experience of the novel's action. Welcome to the big book of zombie lit - - volume one!...
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This is a big book and its ambitions are indeed epic. It's almost like three, or four, zombie novels in one! Three characters, each with their own plot line. And a whole bunch of interlaced chapters that cover the Zombie Apocalypse. Each of the characters - - Chewy, Mona, Brady - - is interesting, but I really liked Chewy. He's a hardbitten ex-con whose only real friends are the german shepherds that learned to handle and breed in prison. As a small group of survivors gathers around Chewy, he has to basically rediscover his humanity and his connection to others. It's also striking - - especially in zombie lit - - that two of the characters (Chewy and Mona) are minorities. Chewy is hispanic and Mona is African-American. This adds something new to the genre.For the zombie lover - - there's plenty of undead action. Especially, a la Walking Dead, as the survivors struggle to find and maintain small islands of humanity within the inhumanity - - either of fellow survivors or the undead. Plus, the interlaced chapters read a lot like WWZ, offering snapshots into a contemporary society crumbling beneath the growing numbers of the undead. A very cool montage effect.
CaptivatingYou will, as I have, come to connect with each character in the book. You will laugh, you will cheer and at times, you will almost be brought to tears. The resilience of these Americans are astounding. They are resourceful, resilient, and even in the middle of a seemingly hopeless situation, they find hope in each other, love, camaraderie, and a sense of unity and family where blood has no determination. Their spirit is strong even in the most painful of situations. Their determination to survive is just as strong as their need to meet the horrors of the unknown in order to find and bring into their fold, "family," any who are surviving on their own, believing no other exists. The innate need to provide for others, sharing what they have and what they have struggled to build is impressive. Exceptional example of the true spirit of America and the strength and pride, that being a true American, means. A must read of a wonderful story of hope and rebirth when all seems lost and a true example of a turkey talented Author.
A Cut Above the RestI was surprised in a good way reading this book. It takes a very done to death plot line (what happens at the start of the plague) and makes it exciting. The characters are real and not cardboard characterizations. The storyline is exciting without stretching credibility. Best of all, the writing is actually good. I strongly recommend