Saturday, July 24, 2010
Day by Day Armageddon Review
Day by Day Armageddon
By J. L. Bourne
This edition: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
List Price: $22.99
Permuted Press, July 2010
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
May 16th. 1201 hrs. We are now under siege. Beyond the silo access doors, we have a small army of beaten and battered undead to contend with. They only want one thing...
Day by Day Armageddon is the handwritten journal of one man and his struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions that could mean life, or which could condemn him eternally to walk as one of them. Enter, if you dare, into his world. The world of the undead.
This series is one of the best post apocalyptic, zombie novels I have read. It is clichéd in the sense it is written in journal format, like many other zombie novels, but I still loved it. The main character, whose name is never mentioned, is a survivor and a character that you just have to cheer for. His story often shows him as a good, honest and caring man who does his best to survive and help others do the same. Most of the novel sees others looking to the main character as a natural leader.
The story is well paced and very emotional at times, relying on character’s stories and their recently departed loved ones. You can’t help but feel for them, which says wonders for Mr. Bourne’s ability to write a believable tale.
The most impressive thing about this novel, and J.L. Bourne’s history, is that Day By Day Armageddon began as a self published, online story and grew into a monster that has now been followed worldwide. I can see this series being made into a movie or even better, a TV miniseries.