John Boden works for Shock Totem Publications, an American small press focusing on dark fantasy and horror. Mr. Boden recently won Dead Things via a Goodreads giveaway and posted a review.
Mr. Boden reports that he was initally put off by the subject matter (zombies...again?). He decided, though, to give the book a chance. "I started it that night, and within two or three nights had finished it," he says. "It was that good."
The review, in part:
"Darst uses a number of nifty maneuvers to keep this a fresh offering. The dialogue is smart and witty. The science behind the story is very well thought out and smart. This is...a well-written, smartly entertaining debut. Integral to the plot are the zombies; however, it is more than a zombie novel. It’s a novel about humans being, a novel where the monsters we become are far more frightening than the things shambling from the graves to gnaw on our flesh."
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