Keep Your Crowbar Handy...

Keep Your Crowbar Handy... Zombies Not Fun At All Jake O Connor Can Testify To That In Fact, The Recently Dead Rising To Consume The Living Pretty Much Puts A Permanent Damper On Someone S Social Life That Is, Unless Your Best Friend Is A Lunatic, You Know A Buxom Martial Arts Enthusiast Who Likes To Hit The Clubs On The Weekends, And Your Landlord Collects Engines Of Destruction Like Some People Collect Postage Stamps Keep Your Crowbar Handy Drops The Reader Headlong Into The Frightening But Sometimes Comical World Of A Zombie Apocalypse, Literally With A Bang S.P Durnin Captures The Craziness Of It All By Focusing On An Unlikely Group Of Survivors As They Attempt To Not Drive Each Other Crazy, Work Together Despite Some Rather Odd Personality Quirks, And Stay Alive In A City Now Full Of The Mobile Dead A Mix Of Tongue In Cheek Humor, Apocalyptic Action Adventure, And Proof That Love Doesn T Always Conquer All Sometimes, You Just Need To Use A Crowbar I bought Keep Your Crowbar Handy nearly a year ago, when it was a self published title and before it was picked up by Permuted Press.Back then, I gave the book four stars, but I ve got to hand it to Durnin and Permuted, they worked through the small issues I had with the book and the editing quality really improved.Keep Your Crowbar Handy is unique It s zombies, for sure, but the characters are intriguing and unique Do good journalist, Jake is standing in line at the pharmacy with his elderly neighbor when a woman starts berating the employee attempting to help her Jake steps in and gives the woman a verbal tongue lashing in defense of the blue haired Asian girl behind the counter Kat sets him up with her roommate, Laurel, the Irish redhead, and it s love at first sight Don t worry about Kat, though, the sexy vixen hooks up with Jake s daredevil best friend, Allen.Lucky for Jake, his ex military landlord George is prepared for everything, including the zombie apocalypse Durnin does a great job starting out with action right off the bat The tension builds parallel to character deve
Awesome book S.P Durnin takes you on a wild ride through the Zombie Apocalypse, all the while showing us both the best of people, and the worst of people If you like Zombies, you will love this book If you like books, you will lo
I was lucky to receive this book free in exchange for a honest review so here goes Keep Your Crowbar Handy is a story about the Zombie Apocalypse, author S.P Durnin does a fine job capitalizing on Pop Culture by giving us a fresh, faced paced, page turner The beginning of the book is well done with the first few chapters of character development having a slightly different approach which I thoroughly enjoyed Poor Tracy. That s all I am sayin S.P created the perfect hero in Jake Jake is the boy next door who has no idea how cool he actually is All the supporting characters in one word AWESOME As for the heroine. You will just need to read the book to find out This book has Great Bones a strong beginning that doesn t start out in utter chaos, a well developed middle filled with action, fighting and yep. even romance and a ending that surly promises MORE With that being said the editing of this book is not so good There are spelling and grammatical errors that should have been and still need to be corrected The other thing that I found annoying was the overuse of character references By the time I got to the last few chapters in the book I felt like screaming whenever I saw things like wild haired writer , sexy redhead , or indigo haired ninja, my poor brain kept trying to eliminated them All in all this was a good book
The over the top skills and sexiness of all the main characters had me a little thrown off at first I couldn t quite place what the styling reminded me of until it I thought of Left 4 Dead The characters are hot, super tough, and zombie killing machines And, apparently, horny as hell.Not that I can blame them There isn t much to do at the end of the world.The main character, Jake, is in about as good a positi
The only thing I disliked about this book is the love triangle that went on for too long Otherwise, I really liked it All I can say is WOW Zombieswhat else can you say The style of writing, the characters the way he makes them seem so real many can t do that , his knowledge of different almost everything and something unique I thoroughly enjoyed it Book 2 I hope it isn t too long in the making, I am alre
Pretty good easy read Kind of like Shaun of the dead though not as funny It s what you hope would happen in The zombie apocalypse, meet hot girls, get cool guns, find great hideouts, and no major characters die, unlike the other zombie book I m reading where
It s like The Real World meets The Walking Dead If this combination intrigues you, you should definitely check out this novel If it sends you screaming in the other direction, then you should not Keep Your Crowbar Handy attempts to do something different with the zombie genre and for than half the book is a subversion of your typical post apocalyptic tale Our protagonists manage to be impossibly lucky and have the right combination of people to not only survive the initial outbreak but know a Doomsday prepper who was rich as well as paranoid enough to build a house sized fallout shelter In terms of the zombie apocalypse, it is the equivalent of winning the lottery five times in a row Except, of course, our protagonists are all twenty somethings with a couple of middle aged adults shoved together with nowhere to go and a slow dawning realization no one is going to rescue them As George Romero s movies show, the biggest danger in this sort of situation isn t zombies but your fellow survivors I was back and forth on the book for much of the first half until I realized just what S.P Durnin was doing It s a story which works on a slow burn and has a nice element of satire to
It s like The Real World meets The Walking Dead If this combination intrigues you, you should definitely check out this novel If it sends you screaming in the other direction, then you should not Keep Your Crowbar Handy attempts to do something different with the zombie genre and for than half the book is a subversion of your typical post apocalyptic tale Our protagonists manage to be impossibly lucky and have the right combination of people to not only survive the initial outbreak but know a Doomsday prepper who was rich as well as paranoid enough to build a house sized fallout shelter In terms of the zombie apocalypse, it is the equivalent of winning the lottery five times in a row Except, of course, our protagonists are all twenty somethings with a couple of middle aged adults shoved together with nowhere to go and a slow dawning realization no one is going to rescue them As George Romero s movies show, the biggest danger in this sort of situation isn t zombies but your fellow survivors I was back and forth on the book for much of the first half until I realized just what S.P Durnin was doing It s a story which works on a slow burn and has a nice element of satire to it Our protagonists are beautiful, young, hedonistic folk who would be right at home on MTV or Friends with the small exception most are unusually badass I ll get into this but this is what lends the book its unique feel The book takes pla
Keep Your Crowbar Handy introduces the reader to Jake, a free lance journalist who has traveled the world and has been exposed to many war torn countries in his journeys abroad He was also embedded with the British SAS for a time, getting intense military training during one stint as a reporter He has returned home to Ohio, working on tamer projects including editing a cook book to pay the bills He has just met Kat, a Pharmacy Tech who thinks he would be a perfect match for her roommate, Laurel, a part time singer who runs her own health food store He agrees to meet up with them at a local bar along with his friend Allen, and Jake and Laurel hit it off, despite his initial and ongoing interest in Kat as than just a friend Unfortunately for them, it is the same night that the world is going to hell and the dead are coming back to life The story tells of Jake s efforts to save his new found friends along with some of his old ones, including his landlord, a former military man, from their deaths at the hands of the undead as well as the living This was an independent novel from SP Durnin, but has been picked up by Permuted Press to be re released as a series of books this novel plus several sequels Keep Your Crowbar Handy isn t another tale of a bunch