The fourth installment in the Year of the Zombie is a fitting addition to the series. For the month of April, Infected Books has recruited Mark Tufo, a prolific zombie author from the other side of the pond.
I have to give full creative credit to the author on this one, putting together a mad scientist with a paintball range and creating a high priced, exotic, real life zombie hunt. Where do these guys come up with these ideas?
Character development falls a little short in Z-Hunt, there is only so much you can do with a short story. I liked Tufo’s approach – there’s not enough time/pages to develop and evolve characters…I’ll create caricatures. The majority of the cast were simply one-dimensional figures, each one representing a portion of the population at large. Most of the characters represent some of the worst parts of our society – greedy, with very few moral principles.
Z-Hunt didn’t have the great humorous dialogue that I have seen from Mark Tufo in the past and that I was anticipating with this book. It was, however, refreshing to see a different style with Z-Hunt; it really showcased Mark Tufo’s range.
If you’ve been following the Year of the Zombie, I’m certain that Z-Hunt is already on your radar. If not, this is a great place to start and get a feel for the quality in this series.
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