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Walking Dead meets Sin City

By Team Contract, member

Sep 6, 2016: Don’t Feed the Dark is a zombie apocalypse story and by any measure a very good one. The prose and dialogue is well written, the pacing fast and the atmosphere is creepy and spot on. However, to only define it as such does not do justice to the great story being told by Scott Scherr.

The real hook of this tale are the point of view characters. Scherr not only tells a horrifically graphic and gory zombie thriller, but through the eyes of the most broken and unlikely people possible. To not give too much away, there is a Dexter like serial killer, a stripper, an adulterer and an alcoholic mother. Each of these characters are very real and paint the world as such, warts and all, which makes the zombie attacks all the more frightening and realistic when they occur.

And, not only are these characters broken in every which way, but we’re introduced to them on the worse day of their lives and I’m not even talking about the zombie attack. Scherr’s skill in pulling off these types of characters is the immense amount of humanity he brings to each of them, with redeeming qualities that make you sympathetic to them, even at the height of their bad behavior. Its this mix of throwing characters that would be interesting in their own right and then forcing them into this nightmare scenario that sets this story apart.

If you’re a fan of gritty realism and heart pounding horror (and aren’t too squeamish!) Don’t Feed the Dark will be a must read for you.

EDIT: After reading through the first book I’m changing my review from 4.5 to 5 out of 5 stars. This story is a page turner like none other. The more I read the better it gets. If you are a fan of survival horror, start reading this now! But I warn you, be prepared for sleepless nights!

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