Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review: Latter-Day of the Dead by Kevin Krohn

Latter-Day of the Dead
Latter Day of the Dead
Kevin Krohn
Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: SpiralBound Publishing; 1ST edition (2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0578100193
ISBN-13: 978-0578100197
Source: won/own
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Harrowing cries escaped the contorted faces of our flock. End of Days was a known truth but never a faced reality. Once the madness broke...we feared it would never subside. [Goodreads]


I’ve had this book on my shelf for awhile.  I think I won it sometime in 2012.  Maybe.  Could have been 2011.  At this point, I’m not sure.  Regardless, I picked it up the other day and decided I needed to read it.  Each time I’ve seen the cover or spine on my bookshelf I would think to myself, “that’s a crazy cover, I need to read that book.” 

What I ended up reading is an intriguing book, with some frustrations thrown in.  In all the zombie books I’ve read, I' have not read one that was set on the compound of a sect of the Latter-Day Saints.  That created such an interesting environment for the plot to unfold in. 

Some of the frustrations lied with the main character.  The Prophet (the spiritual leader/decision maker) decided that Elias would leave the compound and study to be a doctor.  So, he’s pretty much the only one of the members that has been outside the compound…ever.  Which means that he would have been exposed to popular culture, myths, legends, etc.  Which means that Elias should have heard of zombies.  And the fact that he couldn’t figure out what was going on was beyond…irritating. 

He also had this habit of saying, “If I had to describe [subject here] in two words, I would probably use [adjective] and [adjective].”  Way too often.  It was too the point that when Krohn used it a funny way, I just rolled my eyes.

And there’s the sexual attraction between Elias and Keturah Dawn.  I’m hoping that the Prophet dies and Keturah and Elias end up together.  I really want to see what happens here.

I want the Prophet to die.  A slow, horrible, painful, miserable, torturous death.  Krohn did an amazing job at effortlessly writing the villain here.  I really do hate him.  Kevin, do you think you can arrange that epic death scene?

There is a lot of character introduction throughout the first 3/4 of the book.  A lot of plot development.  Most of the action really takes place during the last 1/4 of the book.  And it moves like at a break-neck pace.  And is awesome.  And when things really get going, Krohn just stops writing, leaving us all hanging.  Majorly.  And now we have to wait until book two releases.  And according to Krohn’s Twitter account, there is a book two coming “soon.”  Um, I’m gonna need that faster than “soon.”  [Hint.  Hint.]

Will I read the sequel, yeah.  I gotta know what happens.

This is between and 3 and a 4, but closer to a 4.

Get to reading,

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