We wake up every day, go to work, come home and repeat the cycle. This is the life of your average working member of society and then one day you wake up thinking about another average day, but you find your life is no longer average. Tyler has always had end of the world dreams and ideas that until now all his friends have considered him a bit crazy. He went from a normal Monday-to-Friday job to searching and stockpiling food and weapons. Along his way, he meets other normal people finding their way to "safe zones" but the zombies, yes zombies, aren't making it an easy task. Is the whole state like this? The entire country? Or maybe even the world? Tyler is hell bent on finding out and will do whatever it takes to survive.....the end survival?
I was asked to read this by Melanie who read it for the author. I did not know what I was getting into, other than it was a Zombie book, so I figured why not? Melanie has never steered me wrong, and still hasn’t.
End Survival is a story about a single man who realizes that something is going on in his town. He isn’t quite sure what it is, but it is not good. Over the course of the day it becomes apparent that what is happening is a good old fashion zombie outbreak. Did it start in his town? How did it start? Why? These answers are not present. This is not a bad thing however, in fact it is something that makes this book better. However what this book does include is what happens during a zombie outbreak.
By that I mean most zombie books are about how someone became the hero, or everyone died. Usually one or the other, but this book is about an ordinary man. His as a ordinary life that becomes the exact opposite. That is on thing that I really like about this story. It isn’t about the absterd, but about the typical. I mean trying to figure out what to do with the food in your house is not in most zombie books. Yes food is a concern, but this is a unique take.
I did not feel that the images were necessary. Now this is just my personal opinion, but for me the cartoon images took away from the story, and maybe it is because I was reading it on Kindle and so it took a page up. I know that some people like images placed within the story. I tend not to unless it is a graphic novel or if the image is like only at the chapter start/end.