Sunday, February 2, 2014
Flesh Eaters by Alisha Adkins
It's a human eat human world out there. Adrienne awakes to find herself inexplicably thrown into a world populated by the undead and soon learns that, in order to survive, she must adapt by eating the dead -- before they eat her. Assuming the role of protector of an abandoned young boy whom she befriends, Adrienne embarks on a hunt for both survival and meaning, struggling to keep them both alive, remain sane, and to preserve her humanity. Flesh Eaters is an irreverent tale of zombies, cannibalism, and self-consumption. Mixing survival horror with smatterings of postmodernism, existentialism, black humor, and nihilism, Alisha Adkins, in this debut novella, weaves a graphic and disturbing story while also making a stark statement about humanity.
Flesh Eaters was an interesting zombie novel. It was different than any other zombie novel I have read. If you are squeamish or don't like books about cannibalism, I don't recommend picking it up. However, for the hardcore zombie fan, I think this will be a great addition to your collection.
The plot of Flesh Eaters was wonderfully written. I ended up devouring the book in one sitting, which is easy to do because it's not very long. It's still unusual for something to hold my attention that long. While this maybe a zombie novella, it's not your typical zombie novella. Alisha Adkins adds a twist that makes it something unexpected and refreshing. The ending was shocking. There was no way that I could have predicted it if I tried.
The characters were intriguing. Some of the things they did were messed up, but I understand their reasoning for doing them. The author gives you a great look into their psyche to understand what really makes people tick. I will definitely be recommending this book to all of my friends that enjoy horror and zombies.
I give Flesh Eaters: 4/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.