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Review of Apocalypse Z: The beginning of the end

Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I picked up this little gem, I assumed it would be a zombie book, even though the publisher smoothly left that part off the blurb. But no matter my assumptions, I could not have anticipated how strongly the book would grip me. It starts off as the blog of a man in Spain detailing his life. Slowly but surely we see through his eyes the global pandemic and follow him on his quest to stay alive. What I liked most about the protagonist was that he was a regular person. He was not special forces or a police officer, and the methods he thought of to combat the zombies are reasonable—something a normal person would think of and accomplish. My only gripe about the book is really a testament to the skill of the author. Starting from when he goes to pick up a "package," the book is almost exhausting to read. You are so emotionally drained because the stress on this man never stops. You are scared for…