Double Dead by Chuck Wendig is as persistent as an earworm and as captivating as a fireworks display. Once you start, don’t plan to do anything else until you’re finished.
The main character, an ancient vampire named Coburn, replaces the vampire Lestat as the most kick-ass, charming, and horrifying vampire in literature. He is no angel, instead he is profane and egocentric. He rises after a long underground imprisonment to discover the zombie apocalypse has occurred, and his source of food, humans, are in short supply. What he does next shows a vampire that is able to think past his hunger, marshal his resources, and help humankind. Yeah, he’s that good.
The zombies in this novel start out as the usual flesh-eating, shambling, mindless, animated, rotting corpses, but when vampire Coburn’s flesh becomes a zombie snack, all hell breaks loose. The lucky zombie retains the single-minded goal of eating flesh, but gains vampire strength and speed. A hybrid so terrifying that even Coburn momentarily loses his cocky self-assurance when faced with a group of them.
This book is definitely not for children, but for adults who want a wild ride with jump off the page characters and a view to the zombie apocalypse they’d never suspect, this is the book to read.
Now if we could only convince Mr. Wendig to write a book about the reality of the Great Infection and the plight of our zombie children…
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