Monday, April 9, 2012

Mandy Reviews: The End of the World Playlist by Dan O'Brien

ISBN #: 978-1469976587
Page Count: 86
Copyright: March 17, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

The world as we knew it had ended. Deep in the mountains of the west coast, six men survived. In the town of River's Bend, these six friends continued on with their lives as zombies inherited the Earth. As they navigated the world that had been left behind, the soundtrack of life played on.

Mandy's Review:

Zombies seem to be the ever-growing popular monster of choice in many stories. This was another one of those books.

There was an apocalyptic event in which the mass population has turned into zombies. The story introduces the reader to six men who, somehow, survived said event. They continue to survive by covering each other's backs while in town. It also helps that there's a zombie in the main stores they frequent, chained up to the main desk/counter.

All good things must come to an end.

The zombies surround the six surviving men and attack them. It's survival of the fittest and two of the six men get away ... or do they?

The title, The End of the World Playlist, misled me somewhat. I wanted there to be more music references, or songs, or an actual playlist ... but, alas, there wasn't really one.

I wanted to know what would happen to the zombies when all the normal humans became extinct. Would they turn cannibalistic? If so, what happens to the one remaining zombie? How would the earth repopulate? Would it just grow jungle-like?

The story was entertaining, but not gripping or thrilling.

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