Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This Book is a Gem

This book is a gem. It’s about zombies. It’s well told. It’s how the Victorian upper class deal with the undead.

I’m impressed by an author who can stay true to a time period like R.G. Bullet has done. But first a little bit about him. R.G. Bullet was born in Berkshire, UK. After living in nine different countries he has finally settled in Miami Beach, USA. He is addicted to tea, reading, writing, motorbikes and shamefully, Call of Duty.

Having published five novels, two are of The Keeper series and the other three; The Caldecott Chronicles, I suspect he’ll have another out shortly.

I had the pleasure of reading The Caldecott Chronicles Excerpt 1 of this short story series. I read the Kindle version and the graphic drawings; which are only a few come across excellent. The paperback is 120 pages. But it’s what’s in these pages, a hilarious, unique take on the zombie genre.

This is a tale of the undead set in 1899 from the Earl of Rothshire’s journal. It’s fun, graphic, very detailed and the references to the British era are brilliant. Here’s a sample of how R.G. Bullet describes a scene.
The undead and certainly unwashed are traipsing across overgrown lawns intent on ripping the very flesh from the Earl’s body, scooping his brains out and eating his remaining horse.
Very nicely done. Hard to imagine a zombie book written better than this.

Bottom line, The Caldecott Chronicles are a special find. 

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