Posted in Review: Books

Review: Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1

I downloaded Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 from Amazon on my Kindle about a week ago. Yep, I am already done with this book. This is a very good apocalyptic novel. There is something about the flu creating zombies that just makes sense to me. LOL If you own a Kindle, right now you can download this book for free from Amazon.com and read the book  yourself.

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Slow Burn: Zero Day starts out with meeting the main character Zed Zane. Yea, I know the name is sorta crazy but it works for how the author (Bobby Adair) wants to introduce the main character. The name fits Zed as a misfit in his own realm of life. Zed does absolutely nothing until the flu takes over the world and he has to step-it-up just to survive.

Zed is lead from having a family lunch to being jailed for killing his step-father to being a hero for taking care of business. The main character is relatable because the situations he finds himself in are believable even though it’s a new crazy world. I like how Adair uses the flu as a “slow burn” to making them zombies. Of course, some people are immune to the flu even though they have got the virus.

The author, Bobby Adair, does a great job introducing Zed Zane from a realistic standpoint. The book is well written with a decent plot and a flowing story line. I really enjoyed the no-nonsense way Adair writes. This type of writing relates to many types of individuals whether young or old.There is nothing in this book that is too offensive even to younger readers but yet the book “hooks” you from the beginning.

My recommendation is that this is a good read if you like post apocalyptic novels of zombie eating fiends. Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 is well written for a new self published author. I honestly look forward to the adventures of Zed Zane if Adair can keep it interesting.

Posted in Review: Movies

Review: World War Z PG13

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Kell Kell’s Rating: 8.5/10

Do you like the end of the world type of movies? Being a fan of anything relating to zombies or apocalyptic stories, I had to see this movie. I went to see this movie with a very good friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. We both like the unusual, “end of the world” – “zombies” sci-fi type of movies. This movie had me sitting on the end of my seat at one point.

Directed By: Marc Forster

Original Novel By: Max Brooks

Movie Time: 116 min or 1 hr.  56 min.

Movie Budget: $190,000,000

Opening Weekend: $66,411,834

To Date: $165,831,036  (As of  July 10, 2013)

World War Z is great visually. With stunning graphics and a great story line, this movie “pops” with non-stop, edge of your seat, suspense and action. However, I can understand why not everyone likes this movie. World War Z is not your typical zombie movie. The movie has no real blood and guts; and relies more on the story itself to lead. The Jerusalem wall scene is AWESOME with brilliant stunning effects and is visually appealing.

I gave World War Z an 8.5 because there was no blood and guts. I know this may sound strange but when you go to see a zombie movie you are expecting some gore. I also know the story line was different from the book. The main actor, Brad Pitt, is overall great but there was no real emotion at times with his “set” family.  Maybe this is because he is married? Is he married? LOL Who knows!

This is not the summer blockbuster movie, however, World War Z is worth the price of admission.