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Review: Last Man Standing May 20, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in 4 stars, Horror.
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Title: Last Man Standing

Author: Keith Taylor

Genre: Horror / Short Story

Publisher: Keith Taylor

Publish Date: May 1, 2012

Available at: Amazon

I received a free copy of this story for an honest review.

Summary:

Paul McQueen is the sole survivor of a zombie outbreak that happened in Bangkok. He is now a global celebrity. Now he’s telling the real story about what happened when the zombies attacked.

Review:

This is a brutally vivid story about how one man survives a zombie outbreak in Bangkok.  It’s a deeply evocative look at survival and  what we’ll do to survive. It’s also about the consequences of those actions.

These zombies are unlike your stereotypical zombies. They can run, they use their fists, and sometimes their hearts beat. Of course they have supernatural strength. Life wouldn’t be fair if they didn’t have supernatural strength.

This story may only be 15 pages but it certainly packs a punch. I wasn’t sure what to expect so I went into it with an open mind. The zombies were scary. Paul McQueen wasn’t pathetic for all his boozing ways. He made my heartache. It wasn’t a cheesy zombie story and it had a rather tragic end.

This story was an unexpected delight, if you could call it that. I enjoyed it a lot for all its brevity.