Vegan Zombie Apocalypse

Vegan Zombie Apocalypse - Wol-vriey I’m not even going to try to summarise this book – or, rather, summary will be part of the review. It’s just so random and bizarre as to defy description.I think I am not the targeted audience for this book. In fact, I think I’m pretty far from the targeted audience for this book.See, I like odd and I like unique. I love different. I love something that breaks the mould of the tropes we see so often. I love something that can create something completely new and unexpected. I don’t mind if this includes scads of wackiness and weirdness and totally off the wall re-interpretations.But I’m not a big fan of random stuff bring thrown together for the sake of it being random. A book with oddness works for me, a book that seems to be cobbled together from weird fever dreams is likely to lose me unless it has something underlying it.This book crossed the line to just being random for the sake of it. But it didn’t do that through the story. There was a story there – a truly bizarre story of a post-zombie apocalypse. A story of humans gets as living fields in which potatoes the zombies rely on to keep themselves conscious and capable – humans little more than cattle, slowly dying without names – that’s amazingly original. Zombies that actually explode on contact with human brains – I love it. The strange post-apocalyptic cult of humans that consume zombies in accordance to the bizarre tenets of their gods. Both zombies and the cultists hunt the ever-dwindling supply of the free humansWe have an escapee from one of the human farms and a heretic from the zombie-eating cult, meeting up in the wilderness, both hunted by their respective groups but perhaps, together, able to create a new future.Hey, that actually sounds pretty awesomeThen we get the Lemon Tree to the misspelt heavens, a meat deity and zombie-eating brains (no, really, that isn’t a mistake) and super dinosaurs and werezombies and super heroes and the Sun doing something even more odd and terminator zombie and… ye gods I have no idea. It’s at this point where a potentially awesome story is well and truly drowned under all the extra wackiness that is shoe-horned in whichever way possible. I feel the author tried too hard to make this story so different that throwing in weird stuff took precedence over everything else. It was less a story to be told and more a public declaration of how very weird and quirky it (and the author) is.Read More