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by James Robert Smith


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piece of (seemingly) LSD induced "zombie" novel.

I loved The Living End. Bravo, James Robert Smith! Your book blew me away. Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Apocalpse of the Dead. piece of (seemingly) LSD induced "zombie" novel . Paul Bellaman rated it it was ok Dec 26, 2013.

By James Robert Smith This one is for John Russo and George Romero-two who created a new genre. A previous, shorter version of this novel appeared from a different publisher as THE LIVING END. This is the author’s preferred text. Published by Last Hemlock Press.

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One Hundred and Fifty Million Zombies. All of them hungry for warm human flesh. The dead have risen, killing anyone they find. The living know what's caused it-a vicious contagion. But too late to stop it. For now, what remains of society are busy shutting down nuclear reactors and securing chemical plants to prevent runaway reactions in both. There's little time for anything else. Failed comic book artist Rick Nuttman and his family have joined thousands of other desperate people in trying to find a haven from the madness.

Redirected from The Flock (novel)). James Robert Smith (born June 28, 1957) is an American author. His first novel, The Flock (. ISBN 1-59414-377-3), was published August 2, 2006, by Five Star. The Flock is a 2006 novel by James Smith. The Flock is a contemporary eco-thriller about what can happen when man violates nature, and when nature fights back. A remote Florida swamp has been targeted for theme park development, and the swamp's inhabitants are none too happy.

I loved the cliffhanger ending of book one and the ending of book two was perfect.

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One Hundred and Fifty Million Zombies. Sixty Million Dogs. All of them hungry for warm human flesh. The dead have risen, killing anyone they find. The living know what's caused it-a vicious contagion. But too late to stop it. For now, what remains of society are busy shutting down nuclear reactors and securing chemical plants to prevent runaway reactions in both. There's little time for anything else. Failed comic book artist Rick Nuttman and his family have joined thousands of other desperate people in trying to find a haven from the madness. Perhaps refuge can be found in the village of Sparta or maybe there is salvation in The City of Ruth, a community raised from the ashes of Carolina. In the low country below the hills, a monster named Danger Man changes everything. While watching over it all, the mysterious figure of BC, moving his gigantic canine pack westward, into lands where survivors think they are safe And always, the mindless hordes neither living nor dead, waiting only to destroy. There will be a reckoning.

This guy James Robert Smith can write! Not since Philip K. Dick have I a read an author who so convincingly paints the social milieu of his story s world. From the very first page I felt eerily and alarmingly at home in James Robert Smith s The Living End. Every detail is masterfully rendered on the page. Plus, he gives us zombies. And dogs! I loved The Living End. Bravo, James Robert Smith! Your book blew me away. - Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Apocalpse of the Dead


Comments: (7)

SING
different than most of the zombie apocalypse. good story. the whole thing kept me reading non stop. have a full day y of entertainment
Quynaus
A super creepy tale about a family pet that turns on humans, BC the Border Collie turned zombie herder. Man's best friend becomes man's worse enemy.

Three communities struggle to make a stand and a normal way of life after the dead walk. People who have tainted pasts struggle to reinvent themselves in a new world and try to adapt. Enter in BC. The Border Collie who turns the tables, not once, but twice!

I loved this book because to me it seemed more than possible that feral dogs would pack up and become just as deadly as the UNDEAD!
Goldendragon
I've read quite a few and this is one of the better ones if not the best. There are some spelling/grammar issues but are generally mis-keys (out instead of put for example) that have at least had a spell check run over it... So it isn't so bad as to distract you and make you reread a sentence 5 times to figure out what someone is trying to say. Protip: run grammar check as well. It doesn't spend time trying to come up with some sort of hand waving way to explain the way things are but just describes what happens. This is the best way to do these kinds of things if you aren't going to spend most of your time researching instead of writing. Ultimately the time is better spent on the story and that shows here.

The story is very, very good and includes some unique elements that keep things interesting. I think that the viewpoint of the non-human characters (I'm trying to be obscure to not give anything away) is too human and could have been made better by phrasing and viewing things from that context instead of a human one. For example, instead of writing "The human liked electronics" (not an actual example, just making a point), maybe use "The human liked the small differently shining square-ish things they stared at on so many occasions". But these are small issues and I mention them only for the author's future works, this is still an excellent read.

I'll be looking for more books by this author!
Felhann
I have to agree with some other reviews that the view toward religion in this book is somewhat dim. The religious characters are two dimensional and don't make sense. Religious people are not as bigoted as this book would portray them. And there is a short sightedness about areligious (not anti-religious) people.If people are not fighting over religion they will always find something else to fight over, Of course race is the most obvious but people being what they are, there are always differences that get exasperated when stress kicks in. It was just short sighted to portray religious people as the bad guys and the "free" society as living in a utopia.

And the dog thing? Not my favorite plot twist. Dogs are not, and will never be that smart. Not even border collies. But it was unique and for that, I thank you.
Ranterl
The author is an experienced writer or has a fantastic editor. Judging by the thoughts he has put to print, however, his real world experience seems a little limited. A few examples if I may. This family dog is portrayed as listening to human conversation and understanding what they were talking about. Later, this same dog makes planned assaults on well defended strongholds utilizing other dogs and zombies as troops. Another example; he describes the night being lit by the moon, and yet a few paragraphs later one person cannot see another just a few feet away without a flashlight. I had to reread that thinking I had misread the moon part. He also has these zombies walking for hundreds of miles. Since they don't heal, or get new clothes, they would soon have no shoes and eventually no feet.
What makes the novel difficult to read however is the authors obvious hatred of Christians and his portrayel of every Christian as evil, stupid, or both. He goes out of his way to paint them as the most vile (almost) group of people in the
world. I say almost because he reserved that for people in Tennessee. (I think it was Tennessee).
Character development is simplified almost cartoonish; I could not care less about them. A few changes and this could be a real good, somber, story; as it stands, it is merely irritating. Hey, but what do I know?
Gholbirdred
What can I say about The Living End? It's a great novel with a different twist on the glut of zombie novels. Yes there are zombies, yes there are people on the run, yes there are factions separated by their beliefs in good and evil, and yes there are thrills & chills that make this a great novel. But what is the twist? The way that James Smith gives us the viewpoint of the world through the eyes of a Border Collie named B.C. is the twist. Abandoned by his family, B.C. must survive on his own, and re-build his life while trying to form a new family. A pack. The viewpoint has been done before, especially well done by James Hebert in his novel Fluke. Here, James Smith takes the writing style and expands it, bringing it a fresh outlook and a keen look into an animals point of view of this now, horrific world. My only disappointment was the cover art and the typography by the publisher. The cover art looks amatuerish and the layout and design don't look as polished as they should be in this very competitvie market.
Whiteseeker
I enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and the action was well written. Having said that, what I liked most was the emphasis on character development. I really felt I got to know and like some of these people. The hero actually has a character flaw or two. The story is less about humans vs zombies and more about the conflicts and relationships between the survivors of the apocalypse. One reviewer didn't like the depiction of organized religion. It is accurate from a historical perspective and the author doesn't dump on all religions, just those run by wacked out preachers. Jonestown and Waco immediately come to mind. I agree that the dogs were too smart (even MY dog isn't that smart) and I have never seen one that could form a strategy. So, I deduct a star for that. Good read and well worth the price.
The Living End: A Zombie Novel download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: James Robert Smith
ISBN: 0980799678
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Severed Press; First edition (February 21, 2011)
Pages: 282 pages