Monday, April 29, 2013

Zom-B City

Title: Zom_B City
Author: Darren Shan
Series: Zom-B, Book 3
Number of Pages: 166
Date Read: 4/29/13
Genre: Zombie, Apocalyptic, Horror
Rating: A+

Synopsis (Found on

After escaping a secret military complex amid the zombie apocalypse, B roams the streets of a very changed London, dirty and dangerous and eerily quiet, except for the shuffling of the undead. Once again, B must find a way to survive against brain-eating zombies --and now also against those who have seized control of the city. With danger lurking around every corner and no one to trust, B must decide whether to join the creepy Mr. Dowling in exchange for his protection. When everyone around you is dead, where do you turn for help?

 My Review:

So the only words to really describe this book are creepy, freaky and horrifying. And I loved every minute of it. This book is not for the faint of heart. It has nasty descriptions, disgusting scenes, creepy and freak characters and horrifying and awful situations. And apparently I found some more words to describe the book. Haha

So this book opens up directly where the last one left off. B has escaped the underground facility where she was kept and is now on the streets of London which are deserted. One reason I liked this book is because it showed how a huge city like London can be completely destroyed. I live in New York, about half and hour away from the city and I can't imagine it being completely deserted. It's be kinda freaky to walk around with no one there. But it just goes to show, the larger the city the harder it falls. But I love how the city is completely devoid of humans but B still manages to find some brains to eat so she can keep her mind.

I also liked how the book gave some info about how the rest of the world was doing with the apocalypse. I always though that if something like a zombie apocalypse were to happen, the world would be doomed. I just felt the utter despair of the whole situation when the book mentioned that its takes only ONE zombie and only ONE zombie scratch at that to completely kill off any humans in a safe zone. Its scary to think about because that can happen with any kind of contagious diseases, even ones we have now. When I read apocalyptic or dystopian books, I sometimes get overwhelmed because stuff like this could really happen. Oh not the zombie or vampires or monster apocalypses but real life deadly diseases can be spread to pandemic proportions and cause havoc and death like these books portray. Its scary and just something to think about. 

Soo any way back to the book. 

B has grown on me and now I actually liked her. She's a better human as zombie than she ever was as a actual human. Sad how that happens sometimes to characters. Its takes them being dead to change themselves for the better. Oh well. I absolutely love B's sarcasm in the book even in death situations, of which she faces quite a few in this book. In once scene soldier open fire on her and the soldier tells her "Just shut up and play dead, you damn zombie bitch" to which B replies "up yours, numbnuts!". That had me rolling on the floor. B has gotten spunkier as well as more caring and I guess you can say smarter at surviving than she was before. 

In the book B also meets some loony people who are just so stupid that you wish for their deaths by the zombies and it would serve them right. I'm talking about, and I mean this in no offensive way, mentally insane people. You'll just have to read the book to see what I mean.

Ok now, how freaking creepy is Mr. Dowling. He makes the skin crawl off my body. I hate when they describe him because it freaks me out. I hate regular clowns to begin with but then throwing in a psychotic clown with intestines around him, cuts in his face and body parts on him? Completely freaks me out. He is completely psychotic and sick and he loves to hurt people and do horrible things for fun. He is a sociopath if I'd even seen one. Plus we learn that he doesn't speak like humans do. He squeaks and has a mutant translate for him. He freaking squeaks! Thanks Mr. Shan for those nightmares tonight.

While I did like the book I'm kinda angry that this is the third book of the series and we know squat about Mr. Dowling, The Owl Man and the mutants. Is Mr.Dowling a kind of zombie or another kinda creature all together? I mean who can survive having crevices carved out in his face, a human eye stuck somehow on his nose and hair stapled to his head? No wonder he's a loon. I want to know more about him and how he became insane. I also want to know who these mutants are and how did they get that way. The have bumps, rotting teeth and open pus sores on their face. Are they the original ones who started the zombie virus? And who is the Owl Man? He seems like a human but he works with Mr.Dowling and the zombies don't attack him. I have a feeling that he is the mastermind of the whole zombie virus. Did he create the mutants and did he create them to spread a zombie virus? Did he create Mr. Dowling as well? They seem to be buddy buddy with each other as gross as that is. There is so much lack of information about them that it's driving me crazy!

That's all :D 

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