Day by Day Armageddon

Day by Day Armageddon

Book - 2009
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An ongoing journal depicting one man's personal struggle for survival, dealing with the trials of an undead world unfolding around him. An unknown plague sweeps the planet. The dead rise to claim the Earth as the new dominant species. Trapped in the midst of a global tragedy, he must make decisions ... choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2009, ©2007
Edition: 1st Pocket books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439176672
1439176671
Characteristics: iii, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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nickmaypdx
Mar 11, 2017

This is a great start to an exciting story. Great pace and I had a difficult time putting it down. Lots of ideas presented in this and the subsequent books have been lifted by other writers and film-makers. I had to wait for the 2nd and 3rd installments to be written, but you can get them all at once. Save yourself the trip and check all three out now.

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KristaMorris
May 14, 2014

beeeeeeeest zombie boooook eeevvveeerrr read it!!!! it's amazing!!!!!! shame the library dose not have the second book )-: hopefully they get it sooooooon!!!!!!

This is a very very good book. It's a bit unusual since it's written in a diary format, but once you get into it, you just never want to put it down. I recommend to anyone who likes Zombie/Survival themed books. :)

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8114Lafcadio
Dec 19, 2012

This was, in general, a fairly good zombie tale, with plenty of suspense.

One thing I found distracting was the editing. In particular, the error that kept popping up was this:

Zombies should be wandering around. In this book, the zombies wondered around. It's a spelling error that changes the meaning of the word. Every time the author meant to use the word wander, he used wonder instead. This is not the fault of J.L. Bourne. I do not expect authors to be good spellers. The responsibility of the author is to craft a good story. Bourne does this just fine. My beef is with Bourne's editor. The responsibility of the editor is to CATCH THE SPELLING ERRORS!

This was not the only editing error, but it was certainly the most distracting. Any error in any book causes me to stop reading, lose the flow of the story, and fixate on the fact that an error exists in a professionally edited book. Most books have zero errors. Some books have one tiny one (like a misplaced apostrophe). Any more than the one tiny one and I start to get irrationally frustrated with a book.

This is unfortunate; I read this book a few years ago, and the part I remember most about it is the image I have in my head of zombies, shambling around, deep in thought...

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chrisnarbonne
Jan 17, 2010

For his first book, Bourne pulls all the stop and created a journal that could have as easily been mine. It shows the zombie genre is truly dead and proud.

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