|Written by Lori Bowland|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 21:03|
by Sue Edge
Dead Tropics is an adventure chock full of zombies and a mother that leads a group, then kills plenty of undead in Australia.
"Dead Tropics" brings the zombie apocalypse to Australia. The story begins with reports of miners contracting a form of encephalitis which later turns out to be very wrong. We meet Lori Nelson a nurse at a local hospital and becomes the leader of a group fleeing the madness and destruction.
Dead Tropics has tons of good things for the reader to enjoy. It has some of the strongest and superbly made characters that are in a zombie story. It has some of the strongest and smartest cast. An example of this is Lori, the de facto leader of the group escaping the hordes of zombies. She makes some of the most difficult of decisions and makes them correctly. She is a very welcome departure from the damsel in distress. Lori is also a very mean machete/parang wielder. One of the best parts of the story is how realistic the events are portrayed. The author is fearless in her treatment of all of her characters and isn't timid in describing what happens to each of them. Many parts of the novel will tug at the heart and others will leave the reader quaking in their boots.
The story is easily finished and has an excellent series of high points. Every zombie scene is exciting very frightening, very descriptive and has a highly detailed gore factor. The individual settings are great choices, one of them being a hospital at the beginning of the outbreak. A hospital is one of the very last places to be in this kind of event. The hospital becomes overrun almost immediately. Another interesting aspect of the novel is the rapid spread of the infection. It leaves the reader with a sense of urgency and just how important it is to find safety.
Dead Tropics leaves the reader with as many surprises as there are zombies. I loved reading this story and it was very like reading something cinematic in nature. It really engaged my minds eye and it was very visual in the storytelling. This novel is something very special for zombie enthusiasts. It's mind candy with zombies.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 23:00|