Super Heroes + Zombies? Book Review: Ex-Heroes
From Forrest Elam
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!