Book review – Dead Drunk 2.5 by Richard Johnson

Book review – Dead Drunk 2.5 by Richard Johnson

‘Chris shook his head at Miles as he realised one important truth. During a zombie apocalypse, people basically resembled who they were beforehand – which meant Miles was going to be one cocky, sneaky, son of a bitch.’

I decided to roll the dice this week, did a search for horror on Kindle and read the first thing that caught my eye. It turned out to be the third installment in a series of zombie based silliness. I will say that some of the content was a bit too silly for me, with gross out moments and much adolescent sniggering – but when two of the main characters are adolescents, well, it’s to be expected. If that’s your thing and I know it is for many, you’ll get along with this book just fine.

That asides, it’s quite nicely written, the story is a simple one but moves along at a decent clip and there are some nice observations. Having just watched folks deal with being surrounded by friends and family over the last week by eating and drinking everything in sight, it seemed perfectly reasonable that a handful of staff trapped together in a zoo when the zombie apocalypse hits would do exactly the same.

The setting adds some interesting problems the survivors have to get around – on the one hand it has some nice big fences and secure enclosures – on the other hand, most of those contain things at least as dangerous as the zombies on the outside. Getting from one building to the next means clearing the areas in between and hoping that whoever is left inside hasn’t already turned. If that sounds like a fun read, check out Dead Drunk 2.5 on Amazon – where you can also pick up the first two books in the series.