I always hesitate when I see a new contestant in the dystopian/zombie apocalypse rat race. Let’s face it. By this point the genre has been done to death, and while I’m still an avowed fan of all stripes of horror, it takes some pretty impressive writing to make the walking dead stand out to me these days. Enter Kevin Munoz’s debut, The Post.
What’s left of humanity exists in small, protected enclaves in Munoz’s world, after a pandemic decimates Earth’s population and oil supplies are contaminated. The Little Five, a walled district in Atlanta, Georgia, is the setting for this tale, which on top of “hollow-heads” and “shriekers”, features murder, human trafficking, slave-trading and a white-knuckle journey to rescue a kidnapped teen. Munoz’s sharp yet compassionate writing makes for a stand-out zombie fiction entry. The Post just released earlier this week from Diversion Books, so curl up on the sofa on one of these cold winter’s nights and give it look!
Full Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided to me by Diversion Books via NetGalley. I would like to thank the publisher and the author for providing me this opportunity. All opinions expressed herein are my own.