Our long time friend, advertiser and overall collaborative partner Archer Garrett wrote a new book The Blighted. After reading it the logical thing seemed to be talking about it. So here we go.
The basics are that the world is hit by a global Zombie event. It follows multiple groups of people across the world and in the American Gulf Coast area.
The Good: It was a fast and enjoyable read. The book was able to delicately balance staying interesting and being action packed with being fairly realistic about the characters skills and capabilities. I find stories (like this) about fairly normal folks more interesting that the super duper survivalist/ Sammy the Seal fantasy.
This book was a good example of how you can switch from character to character and keep things cohesive. It did not get choppy or unduly confusing at any point. Along these lines it has been great watching Archer develop and improve as a writer.
The Bad: Few significant survivalist/ preparedness lessons. Definitely a book to buy for entertainment not a manual wrapped in a fiction novel like some books. This is not really a bad thing, just something to be aware of.
The Ugly: Nothing to speak of.
Overall assessment: Solid read. I enjoyed this book and think you will also. For $3 it is a great value for your entertainment dollar.