What’s it about?
The body of a murder victim is discovered to be carrying a communicable zombie virus. The doctor of the public health department realizes he has 48 hours to track down the original zombie who has escaped a “dead farm” in this post-apocalyptic world. If he cannot find the zombie, the disease will become virulent and a large-scale epidemic will once again result.
My Review of Dead Again
Oh, how I love a well-written zombie story! This was definitely well-written. Unfortunately, at 24 pages, it was also almost too short for the idea that the author introduced into it. Not because the author didn’t give us enough to the story (because he did) but because I just wasn’t ready for it to end. The idea of the virus evolving – or of people being at least partially immune and being ‘there’ with the disease – is something that needs to be explored a lot more than it has. Even weeks after reading it, the image of the zombie easily comes to mind. Its not quite as creepy as The Girl with All the Gifts, but it is close.
While not the best zombie story I’ve ever read, Robert Gatto does a great job, and I would definitely read more from him (in this same ‘verse, perhaps?). Great job, solid (sadly short) story, would definitely recommend it!
Title: Dead Again | Author: Robert Gatto | Publisher: Self-published | Pub Date: 2015-11-13 | Pages: 24 | ASIN: B017YK04TK | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-1-4 | Source: Kindle Unlimited
Looking for something that explores what I mentioned earlier in a little bit more detail? There are really only two that pop to mind for me: