Thursday, 9 July 2015

Book Review: Z Minus 1 by Perrin Briar

Once bitten, the virus spreads throughout the human body. It shuts down organs, kills nerve impulses and even reprograms the way we think. The virus becomes us.

But the process takes eight hours.

If you only had eight hours left to live, what would you do?

For Chris Smith, that decision has already been made. He’s infected, and returns home to find the rest of his family undead or missing, save his youngest daughter Maisie. He’s never been much of a father, but can he make up for it now in the final few hours of his life and find somewhere safe for her to survive? 

My Review:
This book contains one of the worst MCs that I've ever had the misfortune to read about. He is a selfish, nasty scumbag and all I wanted was to see him die slowly from rabid zombie bites.

After a car crash during the zombie apocalypse, the moaning faced loser that goes by the name of Chris has to struggle home on foot. On his journey it becomes clear that he only gives a damn about himself. At his house when he sees the dead body of his teenage daughter Emily with knives in her back, does he feel sad or upset, wondering what happened to her? No, he stands there and tells her to get up and when he realises she appears dead, he gets angry at HER. 'Mostly he felt anger. Anger at her for being so selfish and weak to have let herself die.' This is your CHILD you feckless moron!

Hios wife is dead upstairs in her bed and Chris the humanitarian dumbass chides her for being lazy or drunk and yells at her to get up. What is wrong with this idiot? Then he tells her in disgust to sleep it off! As he goes downstairs, Emily rises as a zombie and dear daddy yells at her that that isn't the way to get her allowance raised. When she tears his shirt he calls her a bitch. I just sat there staring at the book in utter disbelief at the personality of this utter scumball.

Then after he is infected, he finally remembers his younger daughter Maisie who is eight and when she finds him he decides not to take her with him. Not because he is infected and worried about hurting, he won't take her because he doesn't intend to spend the last few hours of his life babysitting and it's everyone for himself and she'll slow him down. He even throws STONES at her to get rid of her!!! I'd had enough of reading about the worst father ever and deleted the book from my ereader.

This was pure drivel with nothing redeeming or entertaining it and I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy. Utter cack.
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  1. So sad you didn't enjoy it. It does have a nice cover and one I might have picked up if I saw it, but now, thanks to your review, I won't. Hope the next read is better.

    1. I wanted to kill the MC with my own teeth, I hated him that much! Seems later on, we find out he's also an alcoholic wifebeater so it doesn't sound like it gets much better!