You know that saying that when someone is mad at you that you are dead meat if they get a hold of you. Well authors Chris Williams and Patrick Williams give another meaning to those two words. In their book titled Dead Meat, all the people in the book are dead meat in some way shape or form. Here is a brief summary of the book:
The city of River’s Edge has been quarantined due to a rodent borne rabies outbreak. But it quickly becomes clear to the citizens that the infection it is something much, much worse than rabies…
The townsfolk are attacked and fed upon by packs of the living dead. Labeling the infected residents “bees” for their tendency to travel in swarms, Gavin and Benny attempt to survive the chaos in River’s Edge while making their way north in search of sanctuary. No one knows what waits outside the quarantined zone, but Gavin and Benny know that to survive, they must escape.
Yes this book is a science fiction read folks and I have to warn you at times it can be a little graphic. But no more graphic than your everyday horror flick that you see in the movie theaters. In fact this book is probably less graphic than those. I was able to overlook those parts to get down to the real heart of the story. Gavin’s and Benny’s race to survive is one of courage and endurance. I don’t think that I would have been able to withstand all that they went through and not consider suicide. But the boys stood in the face of fear and stood bravely. One of them even made the ultimate sacrifice for the other one. Which one you ask?? Well you have to read the book to find out.
Here is a little bit about the authors. Chris Williams and Patrick Williams are southern-bred boys with a diehard passion for horror, primarily horror films. Dead Meat is Chris and Patrick’s first adventure into the world of prose, as Chris is a graphic artist and Patrick focuses more on poetry. The success of Dead Meat has led to the planning of numerous other projects that will be announced in the near future. Both Chris and Patrick live with their wives and children in North Carolina’s Triangle area. (This is another plus for me. I love promoting my fellow North Carolinians. And the triangle is not that far from me. )
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I received a complimentary copy of this book for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are mine.