Undead LA 1 ****
by Devan Sagliani

Zombie apocalypse is an easy setting for readers to become immersed in. I don’t even need to mention all the titans in Zombie stories that Sagliani stands on the shoulders of to launch his tale. You know them. That kid at Walmart in his flannel pajama bottoms that you just made fun of (or are, come on bro…pants up!) is wearing a shirt for the show. What the little and big screen can deliver is a visual immersion into the survival nightmare, what film lacks, Sagliani delivers with! His attention to detail makes this story great. I loved his description on a mangled zombie with French tips and a lap dog.

Edgar Reynolds is an unfaithful airline pilot who wakes up in a hotel to find he is in the middle of zombie apocalypse in LA.  This was a lovely short horror story and the beginning of what promises to be a great series.

I like the parallels the zombie story shares with postindustrial consumer culture. Ever been on “autopilot” throughout your day? Sure you have. Wouldn’t becoming a zombie just be a nudge a bit further in that direction? Stare at phone in line to buy this. Stare at list shuffling around to buy these. Space out thinking about spending Kardashian money at home. Are we living in zombie apocalypse? Now that I’ve got your attention talking about spending…don’t! This bad boy is perma free! Go read.

I was given a free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left a review. Any review. That fact that it’s a good one is because the book is good. Which has nothing to do with how awesome I am. You’ll have to find that out for yourself @S_Shane_Thomas on Twitter.

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