Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book Review #278 - Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura #1) by Jonathan Maberry

Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1)

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
My Rating: 5/5
I have had this book loaned from the Library for a while now and the first time I tried reading it months ago I couldn't get further than the first chapter.
When I picked it up this time I never expected to like it as much as  did. Once I got into the storyline I finished it in less than a day.
It is really fast paced, and given that it is over 400 pages it contains alot of action.
The protagonist Benny was immature at times. Even though I found that annoying at times I could see that it was justified.
My favourite character other than Benny was his brother Tom. I would have liked to have seen some of the story from his perspective.
The only character that I didn't like was Nix. Given that she seems to be a main character, I hope I warm up to her in future books.
I really liked the setting, it reminded me at times of The Forest of Hands and Teeth with the fence keeping the zombies out.


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  2. This one sounds interesting... I instantly recognized the cover too. I should pick this one up.

  3. I really loved this book (and the following ones) too. :) I hope you continue with the series. I'm sure you'll warm up to Nix. She's not so bad. :)