May 2, 2011

Super Heroes + Zombies? Book Review: Ex-Heroes

Ex-Heroes Peter ClinesFrom Forrest Elam

Johnn,

I recently read a book that I think you and your readers might appreciate.  The name of the book is Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines and it is his writing debut.  I enjoyed it thoroughly and wanted to pass it on to you.

The book is a blend of super-hero and zombie-apocalypse genres.  A wonderfully creative idea that seems so simple one wonders why it has never been done before.

It is a great first offering by the author and an easy read.  It combines good storytelling with interesting characters faced by a truly horrific situation. I do not want to give away too much of the plot, but the author does a good job of jumping back and forth between the characters’ past and present, while keeping the reader in suspense.

It is not a great work of literature, but it is such an enjoyable read, with such a good story, that I recommend it wholeheartedly. I guess the highest praise I can give it is that it makes me want to create and play in an RPG campaign based on it!

If you are a fan of either super-heroes or zombies you will not be disappointed, and if you like both then this is a book for you.

The games’ afoot!

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