Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne

Posted on 30th December 2010 in Reviews

Day by Day Armageddon is a zombie action-horror thriller written in diary format by a soldier of the U.S. military.   From an subdued start we learn of an outbreak of what is considered to be avian flu in China, the status of this virus is upgraded as the entries proceed and the more severe nature of events begins to unravel.

The dialogue varies from the stilted to occasionally fresh, and conveys a sense of its author’s, at times limited, personal awareness of what’s going on in the outside world.  An air of mystery surrounding the outbreak and its implications for society is maintained just enough to drive the reader on toward the end.

The books feels authentic in regards to the protagonist’s actions, outlook on life and perceptions on his environment.  No doubt the author’s own military background helped convey such things, with occasional acronyms adding to the book’s enjoyment, rather than bogging it down as overuse of these things can occasionally do in such themed literature. Click here to read more.. »