Kevin David Anderson | 05 August 2013 | Kevin David Anderson

I've been a Darren Shan fan for a while and what I love most is how often he pulls inspiration from one of my favorite horror films – Phantasm. Pretty much from the opening of Zom-B we are confronted with a Tall Man like figure that is every bit as sinister as the character portrayed by Angus Scrimm. After an unsettling opening the story settles in for a slow burn until the final 60 pages. I was almost put off by Shan’s exploration of domestic violence and racism, but in the end it made for a unique twist on the zombie apocalypse. This was just book one and I’m very interested to know where the rest of this story is going.

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