3.5 out of 5 Stars
Thank you to Kevin J. Kennedy for allowing me a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review!
The Queuing Dead.
A Very British Zombie Anthology.
Have you ever watched The Walking Dead and thought to yourself “That is not how things would go down here!” ?
This anthology addresses the question of what would happen if a zombie apocalypse were to hit the United Kingdom.
How would Londoners react to walkers roaming the streets? How would a scouser deal with the undead?
This anthology gathers some of the finest indie-horror and zombie authors together to answer those questions.
A collection of incredible tales from all across the United Kingdom from masters of the craft.
15 Amazing Authors.
15 Rich, Entertaining and Diverse Zombie stories set in the United Kingdom.
Duncan P. Bradshaw
Paul M. Feeney
Kevin J Kennedy
J G Clay
Paul B Morris
Kyle M. Scott
Cover Art by Stan Yan
Well, I had a rather big surprise with this one! I don’t know why I went into this expecting the stories to be kind of silly parodies, but I did. THAT IS NOT THE CASE!!! There are some throwbacks to “The Walking Dead” and some funny hidden references, but these are serious zombie stories FULL of feels!
I was honestly surprised, and a little choked up reading some of the stories! Finding a family in the middle of devastation as in “Life on a Double Decker Bus” by author Kevin J. Kennedy, losing a family, as in “Into the Arena” by Paul M. Feeney, or trying to re-invent yourself into a better version of you, as in “The New Norm” by Suzanne Sussex. These stories really pulled at the heart strings! Don’t go into them expecting happy endings… but, come on, folks. It’s the Apocalypse!
There were a few issues with the editing. Not enough to ruin the experience by any means, but enough that it was noticeable. There were some missing words and grammatical errors in some of the stories, although I didn’t reflect that in my rating as I’m unsure as to whether I got a completed copy, so I always try to refrain from nitpicking as long as it’s not completely atrocious!
I highly recommend this anthology to anyone who is a fan of “The Walking Dead”, anyone who loves zombies, or anyone who just wants a book full of amazing authors with great imagination!!
Pick up your copy Now!!
The Queuing Dead is Best Served with a London Fog Cocktail
Surprised?? Did you think I was going to pair it with a Zombie?! Naw! That would be too boring and easy! There will come a day that I will use that drink, but today is not that day!!
- 1oz Gin
- 2oz chilled water
- 1oz Absinthe
- Fill glass with ice
- Add ingredients in the order listed above