Saturday, August 9, 2014

After Death by Derrick LaCombe


After returning from a week-long expedition, a team of scientists realize - too late - that they've brought back more than they bargained for. The result is a terrifying onslaught that quickly overwhelms the resources of a small town, placing it in peril. 

Do you have what it takes to SURVIVE the zombie apocalypse?  F
ollow the characters of After Death and see if you can. Learn! Adapt! Survive! 

Will you be the person cowering in the corner of your bedroom or the hero that leads the way through hordes of zombies? Take a hold of the reins in this zombie thriller. 

Join a group of people in Texas, and see if you have what it takes to survive for the sake of all humanity. Pick a character. Be that person. Will you work together or will you and the rest of the group fall apart in the face of bone crunching death? This epic will have you wondering if you could overcome the odds or if you're all talk. 

Publisher: Self Published, March 29, 2013
Print Length: 260 pages
Edited by: Monique Happy
Winner of the Facebook
Zombie Book of the Month Club
Illustrator: Derek Edgerton

I gave After Death 5 stars on Amazon
Purchased via Kindle Unlimited

As I mentioned in a previous review of a book written by Derrick LaCombe, I am fan of his work. His stories are always colorful, exciting, and very fun.  I've come to expect this level of entertainment from LaCombe, and After Death does not disappoint.

After Death is a book about zombies, so naturally, blood and guts are a big part of the story. Derrick LaCombe is descriptive when it comes to gore, but I didn't find it offensive or inappropriate to the story. In many cases, his descriptions are mildly humorous. That is why, when I think of Derrick LaCombe's writing, the word "fun" immediately comes to mind. 

The story is very fast-paced, with every chapter more exciting than the one before it. Try not to get too attached to any of the characters, because the chances are good that he or she won't make it to the end of the story. 

This isn't a book that is going to take you through months or even weeks of surviving a zombie apocalypse. The entire story takes place over a span of less than three days, and I have mixed feelings about that. I like that the short time span makes After Death move very quickly. The drawback, for me, is that there isn't enough time to really get to know the characters.  

I recommend After Death to those who like their zombie fiction bloody, exciting, and uncluttered by complicated subplots. 

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About the Author
Derrick LaCombe was born and raised in New Orleans,La. Growing up in "The Big Easy," he was exposed to a unique culture, culinary treats, the arts, and of course Mardi Gras! All of these ingredients and a heaping more shaped his creativity and zest for life. He puts this passion into the things he writes about; whether it's holiday fantasies, zombies or Twilight Zone style enigmas, and creates an awesome literary gumbo. Join him on the many adventures YOU'LL both take as he explores the rest of his imaginative mind.

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