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Suspect Device review The Bite

It isn’t often that the undead add a punk rock rock cadaver to the legions of the damned, and convert a lost soul to the zombie cause, but that’s exactly what happened when Suspect Device editor Tony spent a couple of hours with The Bite the latest novel by Earth Island’s resident horror hound, Jim X Dodge.

 

What was it about Jim’s book that made Tony a willing disciple of the things from beyond the grave? Read his review and find out…

 

The Bite - Jim X Dodge (Earth Island Books)

I’m not a huge fan of the Zombie genre, I only own three Zombie films on DVD; Shaun Of The Dead, Zombieland and Return Of The Living Dead. That’s it. I can only watch non-zombies try to travel through a world full of slow moving, brains hungry undead trying not to get bitten so many times.

 

So I have to say I approached this with some trepidation, as it is a story of the living traveling through a world inhabited by Goners (don’t say the Z word) trying not to get bitten. The main protagonist is a 13 year old with a childhood scar that a community of survivors thinks is a bite and that she is now immune. So a small party set out to get her tested, but they have a long way to travel and there are lots of Zom… er Goners about. So far so expected.

 

However, things don’t go to plan, and as the story zips along at a good pace, you gradually start to realise that this is a little different and the end was definitely unexpected. So, even though I wasn’t expecting to like this, in the end, I did. (Tony)


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