Surprises are nice. They can change the complexion of your day so completely, so quickly. I received one such surprise this afternoon: an alert in my in-box concerning Dead Things. Sylvia Cochran of The Deepening World of Fiction posted a review yesterday...and it is fantastic!
Here's what Sylvia says:
"What is it with law degrees? Matt Darst is yet another degreed legal beagle who writes masterfully in the genre and fine art of zombie horror. Dead Things is the zombie novel for the rest of us. You know … the readers who do not really ‘get’ the deep dark obsession with the ghouls? Well, even if you have a subtle disdain for anything flesh-eating, do yourself a favor and pick up Dead Things..."
"Dead Things — in a word — is brilliant. The plot line is perfect, the characters flawless and the solution is so simple that it is entirely plausible..."
Sylvia's summary of the plot is excellent (to be honest, she does a much better job of it than I have done in the past!) and highly recommends Dead Things to "adults and older teens who are looking for a horror experience that has not been done to death (pun intended). Even zombie-purists cannot help but enjoy this book that takes the reader off the beaten path of zombification. A fresh twist creates an a-ha moment that the horror reader is sure to appreciate."
For the full review, please visit The Deepening here.