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Don’t Feed The Dark by Scott Scherr

A zombie serial novel 

In the pre-dawn hours on a Saturday morning, something malevolent has awoken, striking fear and terror into unsuspecting citizens all throughout North East Ohio. Former acquaintances, neighbors, loved ones—all at random—transform into flesh-craving monsters hell bent on devouring the living. Corpses are rising from their places of unrest. Nocturnal animal-man hybrids hunt in packs. The dead are awakening from within the living . . . 

By morning, the sun weeps over streets splattered blood-red as an unsettling silence soon follows, lulling the broken remains of society into believing the blood bath is over. Survivors gather to lick their wounds and mend their broken hearts and ravaged lives as local governments struggle to maintain law and order.

As a second wave approaches, a handful of survivors from all walks of life must put aside their differences and band together to escape the pending slaughter while storm clouds begin to gather from within their fragile community. Some who were once respectable in the eyes of society will devolve into madness while the despicable rise to the occasion in a world no longer respecting of persons.

It is their world now. The dead are hungry and do not discriminate.

Note: Don’t Feed The Dark contains some graphic sexual content, graphic violence, and harsh language.

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

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Listed: Mar 16, 2014


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Must read for zombie lovers

By Is_Generally_Hostile, author of The Comatose Girl

Nov 19, 2016: This is a review swap.

This will be easiest review I’ve ever written.

This is a massive work, still updating twice a week.

Fairly straightforward zombie novel as of my read through of book one. So far the zombies come into two flavors, traditional shambling and rotten dead from under the grave and the much scarier fast zombies with a bloodlust.

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Do Read the Dark

By Whyknotzoidberg, author of Hotfoot

Jan 15, 2016: Summary for lazy people. Dark, violent, and compelling. If you like zombies read it. Russel is a great character, like an unrefined Dexter Morgan. Don’t read if you’re squeamish.

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Pros: Human characters. Flawed, real people. The characters seem to sort of fit one type of archetype, but in reality are huge inversions. This is like the Neon Genesis Evangelon of zombie stories. The greatest protagonist, Russel is awesome to [more . . .]

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Awkward Execution Meets Interesting Premise

By Carcharocles, author of The Revelation

Aug 11, 2017: Two disclosures: Most of this review focuses on the chapter Demon Night, as well as the first entry into Dinner and a Movie. This won’t be indicative of the serial as a whole. This review was done as part of a review exchange.

Don’t Feed the Dark describes itself as an apocalyptic zombie series, but that’s a bit misleading. The zombies in the story are a rather unique take on the genre, being halfway between simple undead and mutant creature; it’s [more . . .]

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