[Reading] ➵ Double Dead (Tomes of The Dead, #1) ➼ Chuck Wendig – Pembspm.co.uk

[Reading] ➵ Double Dead (Tomes of The Dead, #1)  ➼ Chuck Wendig – Pembspm.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Double Dead (Tomes of The Dead, #1)
  • Chuck Wendig
  • English
  • 03 July 2018
  • 1907992413

Double Dead (Tomes of The Dead, #1) Coburn S Been Dead Now For Close To A Century, But Seeing As How He S A Vampire And All, It Doesn T Much Bother Him Or At Least It Didn T, Not Until He Awoke From A Forced Five Year Slumber To Discover That Most Of Human Civilization Was Now Dead But Not Dead Like Him, Oh NoSee, Coburn Likes Blood The Rest Of The Walking Dead, They Like Brains He S Smart Them, Not So Much But They Outnumber Him By About A Million To One And The Clotted Blood Of The Walking Dead Cannot Sustain Him Now He S Starving And Nocturnal And Pissed Off Than A Bee Stung Rattlesnake The Vampire Not Only Has To Find Human Survivors With Their Sweet, Sweet Blood , But Now He Has To Transition From Predator To Protector After All, A Man Has To Look After His Food Supply


About the Author: Chuck Wendig

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10 thoughts on “Double Dead (Tomes of The Dead, #1)

  1. says:

    Serious fun stuff I can t believe this is his first novel, and the first one I ve read It certainly isn t going to by my last I love the concept Vampire MC in a zombie wasteland SO TOTALLY COOL.And yes, there s a full blown tribute to either the comic for The Walking Dead or the TV series Soo many great scenes, all made with just enough difference to be all Wendig, but with a very classy evil humor that s all Wendig, too So I fell into this novel having a grand ole time and it never Serious fun stuff I can t believe this is his first novel, and the first one I ve read It certainly isn t going to by my last I love the concept Vampire MC in a zombie wasteland SO TOTALLY COOL.And yes, there s a full blown tribute to either the comic for The Walking Dead or the TV series Soo many great scenes, all made with just enough difference to be all Wendig, but with a very classy evil humor that s all Wendig, too So I fell into this novel having a grand ole time and it never let up for me, being both light and evil and delightfully full of action and great characters and cool hints for massive solutions that May or May Not pan out as you hope, just like in TWD, only we ve got some serious Resident Evil stuff going on, too, to up the stakes happy dance Why isn t everyone just jumping on this fun book and devouring it IDK Because they just don t know that something this fun could exist in literature I mean, it s not like it s deep or anything, but it s so delightfully subversive and just plain FUN happy dance Go read

  2. says:

    3.5 stars Coburn had seen lots of bad shit He d been the engineer of most of it He d seen blood and horror aplenty and it didn t mean squat To him, the human population of the world comprised nothing but meat puppets and blood bags people to manipulate and motherfuckers to eat And that was that and never would it be different Or so he thought.Coburn is a vampire who arises from a long period of dry out due to lack of blood to find that while he was incapacitated, the zombie apocalypse has 3.5 stars Coburn had seen lots of bad shit He d been the engineer of most of it He d seen blood and horror aplenty and it didn t mean squat To him, the human population of the world comprised nothing but meat puppets and blood bags people to manipulate and motherfuckers to eat And that was that and never would it be different Or so he thought.Coburn is a vampire who arises from a long period of dry out due to lack of blood to find that while he was incapacitated, the zombie apocalypse has come to pass The apex predator who formerly used to live the high life and treated the world as his personal buffet suddenly finds that his food source is in much shorter supply Faced with the challenge of having to actually hunt, Coburn sets out in search of uninfected humans amongst the zombies in this new wasteland He meets up with a group of people, including a girl named Kayla, who propose that instead of making them his next next meal, he join them They offer him a place with their group in exchange for his protection against the most dangerous part of the zombie apocalypse other people.Double Dead is Wendig s first novel, but you wouldn t know it There is an ease in the writing that shows he was definitely pursuing his craft well before his first book was published Zombie books are hard in some ways because they are such standard fare that you need to do something really interesting to make the story stand out The twist here is obviously introducing the vampire into the equation, but the idea of looking at relationships under stress, with lots running and biting, still remains the same as it does in any zombie book Kayla unlocks some key to Coburn s previously buried conscience so that he actually has some feeling that at first he can t quite identify towards these people At the same time, Kayla and the rest of the group also navigate through their own feelings about striking a deal with a being who eats other people in order to live, but has the ability to make choices.There is the usual gore, violence, and vicious characters without which a book like this just would not be complete, including cannibals and religious zealots I would almost say this book sufferers from too many tropes, but at the same time, it doesn t take itself too seriously, which is really refreshing While the zombies and the vampire on their own aren t particularly original, the genre mash up is, and it does that quite well My only complaint really is that I felt the story was a bit weak towards the end and I would have liked a stronger finish, and that is where the book lost a bit in the rating from me But if you enjoy zombie apocalypse books, this is a decent one, and better written than many

  3. says:

    4.5 stars This was a fun read This is a surprise to me as, although a fan of grimdark, there were some really gruesome description in here and there was so much swearing But it worked Itthan workedWendig can write Fast paced, exciting, an original take on the apocalypse.

  4. says:

    Lately I ve been on this zombie kick.I ve pulled out my old Romero flicks if you even have to ask, leave now and go to the next blog , I got hooked on The Walking Dead series on AMC an extremely smart move on their part, by the way and have recently discovered zombie fiction.Chuck Wendig has decided to take it a step further by putting a frigging Vampire in the mix.Yeah.I know.The vampire s name is Coburn Our hero is an asshole and, to put it bluntly, he refuses to apologize for it Can I Lately I ve been on this zombie kick.I ve pulled out my old Romero flicks if you even have to ask, leave now and go to the next blog , I got hooked on The Walking Dead series on AMC an extremely smart move on their part, by the way and have recently discovered zombie fiction.Chuck Wendig has decided to take it a step further by putting a frigging Vampire in the mix.Yeah.I know.The vampire s name is Coburn Our hero is an asshole and, to put it bluntly, he refuses to apologize for it Can I tell you how much I liked him from the start He s just plain rude and will rip out your throat just for looking at him wrong My kind of vampire, that s for damn sure.After waking up in the middle of a zombie wasteland, Coburn finds himself in a bit of pickle New York City used to be a hotbed of action and now it was reduced to a moving graveyard, filled with dead blood How the hell is he going to survive No humans means no blood, and buddy s got to eat, right Coburn comes in contact with a group of survivors who strike a deal with him see them to The Promised Land the West coast where there s a safe zone for humans and they will keep him fed along the way What could possibly go wrong Double Dead rocked from page one all the way to end There were times where I had to put down what I was eating in order to get through a paragraph, other times to re read several paragraphs because it was just that damn good.It had everything needed a Cannibal Queen, howling zombies, ghetto clown pimps, gunfights, lots of blood and gore and a cute rat terrier named CreamPuff Double Dead is a fast paced, well written novel filled with, dare I say it, biting humour Anything can and will happen The way this man describes things is sick beyond all reason I was either laughing out loud or yelling what the ___ Its a non stop ride through a zombie infested hell from cover to cover.I highly recommend Double Dead, period Oh and on a side note, after I finished reading it, I realized my own attempts at zombie fiction are pretty pathetic.Thank you, Mr Wendig, for unintentionally pointing that out to me

  5. says:

    Outstanding I m a fan of The Walking Dead, vampires just not the faires from Twilight and Robert McCammon To me, this was a perfect mashup of the three Coburn the BAD ASS vamp awakes after a sort of hibernation slumber, to a world full of zombies This literally happens on page one He is thirsty for bloodso what does a vampire do He huntsand in turn becomes a protector, a Shepard to his cattle people The action is 110% BRUTAL and non stop Never boring, never a dull moment Th Outstanding I m a fan of The Walking Dead, vampires just not the faires from Twilight and Robert McCammon To me, this was a perfect mashup of the three Coburn the BAD ASS vamp awakes after a sort of hibernation slumber, to a world full of zombies This literally happens on page one He is thirsty for bloodso what does a vampire do He huntsand in turn becomes a protector, a Shepard to his cattle people The action is 110% BRUTAL and non stop Never boring, never a dull moment The zombie shit hits the fan set to HIGH I could not stop reading and am dying for the next instalment SUCH a fun book Highly recommended for zombie, vampire and horror fans This book bites backand sucks you dry 5 Stars I m sad it s over

  6. says:

    This was my favorite book of the year Starring a deliciously misanthropic vampire, a rat terrier, and a pack of zombie apocalypse survivors packed into a Winnebago, this tale sells itself as full on pulp It s replete with zombies, guns, cannibals, Walmart A real freakshow cross section of society It brims with humor, explosions, guns, and a touch of the supernatural that really pulls it together However, the tale has a surprising sensitivity, which leaves you wondering about what it means This was my favorite book of the year Starring a deliciously misanthropic vampire, a rat terrier, and a pack of zombie apocalypse survivors packed into a Winnebago, this tale sells itself as full on pulp It s replete with zombies, guns, cannibals, Walmart A real freakshow cross section of society It brims with humor, explosions, guns, and a touch of the supernatural that really pulls it together However, the tale has a surprising sensitivity, which leaves you wondering about what it means to be human I know this book will stay with me for a long, long time There s not a damn thing I didn t like 5 stars

  7. says:

    I picked up Double Dead with great expectations I was very impressed with the Miriam Black stories The premise of this book was hard to beat A vampire wakes up from a multi year slumber only to find that the world he had known was consumed by the zombie apocalypse and he can t feed off of the shambling corpses Now, he must go from hunter to shepherd in order to preserve his own food supply Awesome, right The problem with Double Dead is not the premise Just looking at this book in terms o I picked up Double Dead with great expectations I was very impressed with the Miriam Black stories The premise of this book was hard to beat A vampire wakes up from a multi year slumber only to find that the world he had known was consumed by the zombie apocalypse and he can t feed off of the shambling corpses Now, he must go from hunter to shepherd in order to preserve his own food supply Awesome, right The problem with Double Dead is not the premise Just looking at this book in terms of premise, Double Dead is off the charts 6 or 7 out of 5 But books arethan just premise Books are story line, character development, world building and much, muchAnd Double Dead fails on just about every other aspect other than premise In fact, the premise was so great it made every other failing seem somehowtragic.When you build a fantasy world it has to make sense Pieces need to fall together neatly, cleanly In the world of Double Dead there are pockets of survivors Ok That makes sense In a zombie apocalypse it is likely that plucky bands of survivors would band together and create clean zones In Double Dead one of these pockets has been carved out by Juggalos Yes Juggalos Fanatic fans of the Insane Clown Posse have somehow managed to scrape enough organization together to basically secure and maintain a clean zone I wasn t buying it Full disclosure, I am not a Juggalo I don t know a Juggalo or that much about them That being said, I don t see them holding off the zombie hordes The whole world building thing is shattered even further by the accidental creation of the hunters super vampire zombie hybrids These uber rotters were created when ordinary zombies took a bite out of the vampire When the zombie bug cross pollinated with the vampire bug bad things happened Sure That makes sense But why wasn t Coburn affected If exposure to his blood messed up ordinary rotters, why didn t exposure to the zombie bug affect the vampire I don t know, but, fundamentally, the author was selling something that I was just not buying And this doesn t even touch the cannibals hanging out in an Illinois Walmart To wrap things up, I found the character development lacking All of the characters felt cardboard to me even Coburn This was especially disappointing considering how awesome Miriam Black is in the author s other books A disappointing two and a half stars I m going to round it up to three based on the potential and how good the Miriam Black books were

  8. says:

    You may also read my review here you re a dessicated vampire that s gone without blood for years, and has been in a kind of stasis that comes to in the middle of an abandoned theatre with zombies nomming on, well, everything living What do you do You need to get blood, right Our vamp, Coburn, attempts to do just that, but when he bites into one of the zombies, he quickly realizes that zombie blood is bad for his health Well then, it s time to fin You may also read my review here you re a dessicated vampire that s gone without blood for years, and has been in a kind of stasis that comes to in the middle of an abandoned theatre with zombies nomming on, well, everything living What do you do You need to get blood, right Our vamp, Coburn, attempts to do just that, but when he bites into one of the zombies, he quickly realizes that zombie blood is bad for his health Well then, it s time to find some of the living, yes After heading outside and realizing that the world has pretty much gone to hell, and tangling with some of the living dead, he comes across a group of survivors Food Not so fast Key among this group is a 15 year old girl named Kayla, who s not about to have Coburn feeding off her father and her friends, so she strikes an unlikely deal with the vampire Coburn protects the group from cannibals we ll get to that , and other baddies, and they ll make sure he gets to feed Sounds pretty straightforward, right Yeah, not so much Coburn the vampire is a foul mouthed, hedonistic, arrogant, self centered son of a bitch, and he knows this, so how the hell he let this kid talk him into this deal, he s not sure, but he is hungry, and he could use a place to crash, so he hops on board the RV that our little ragtag group has commandeered What follows is a pretty wild ride through a destroyed American landscape populated with things much, much worse than the walking dead.Double Dead is a terrifying, violent, American road trip through zombie hell Wendig throws in a cannibalistic group that brings to mind something right out of Rob Zombie s worst nightmares, zombies out the wazoo of course , a military compound taken over by trigger happy yahoos dressed like clowns I kept picturing Killer Clowns From Outer Space , and some hybrid creatures that will make the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up The author spares no gruesome detail, but lest the word gratuitous start floating around in your mind, it s really not The gore is necessary to the story and it s tempered with a fair amount of black humor Aside from the flying body parts and decapitations, it has probably one of the grossest yet creative vampire feeding scenes that I think I ve ever read seriously, shudder Double Dead made me laugh and cringe in equal measure, and I couldn t put it down It s not for the faint of heart, but it does have heart Yep, this gritty, gross, blood drenched vamp zombie fest has a heart I certainly didn t expect to develop a certain amount of grudging affection for Coburn and his little dog Creampuff , but I did There s also something special about our Kayla, but I m not going to give away that secret It s just part of the awesome that is this book.The author credits Robert McCammon one of my all time fave authors at the end of the book as inspiration, and I can certainly see shades of Swan Song in Double Dead Amongst the horror, there are themes of loyalty, redemption, and even love that the author manages to weave in with an expert hand Chuck Wendig has one sick, twisted imagination, but in his case, it s a talent, and he poured that talent into this kick ass vampire zombie apocalypse tale Crisp writing, bullet fast pacing, and twists that I didn t see coming make this one a can t miss for horror zombie fans The damn thing even made me cry Seriously If you re in the mood for something a little different, a little sick ok, maybethan a little , a little funny, and a lot awesome, pick up Double Dead, and get your freak on, yeah

  9. says:

    3.5 stars

  10. says:

    A unique and refreshing take on the vampire vs zombie tale The main character, Coburn, was as frustrating as he was endearing Fast paced, great writing and an entertaining story.

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