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Tomes of the Dead: Way of the Barefoot Zombie - Jasper Bark

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Genre: Horror / Author: Jasper Bark / Mass Market Paperback / 320 Pages / Book is published 2009-05-06 by ABADDON

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      07.01.2011 11:19
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      A remote island is the setting for a new breed of management course.....

      Way Of The Barefoot Zombie is another in The Tomes Of The Dead series that attempts to do something different with the whole Zombie genre that has really gotten big at the moment! In the wake of things like Zombie Huckleberry Finn and Pride, Prejudice and Zombies it is refreshing to see writers attempting something radically different but, from the two examples I have read, this seems to be a disappointing and short-lived series of unconnected novels that just can't deliver what it is they promise!

      This time around, the whole premise is based on Voodoo created Zombies and a remote island where the rich can go to experience their inner Zombie! An undercover reporter and his Voodoo preistess girlfriend, who is also a member of a renegade group called The Zombie Liberation Front or something, infiltrate the island in a bid to break up one man's get-rich-quick scheme but things don't all go as planned...

      If you like blood and guts by the bucketload, you pretty much get your quota here but the book is fatally lacking in storyline, plot or realistic characters! In many ways this is worse than the last Tomes novel I read which at least started well. Brefoot didn't even grip me from the start with the kind of vacuous characters I could not even give two hoots about!

      This reallly is a poor attempt to cash-in on the whole Zombie renaissance that is going on right now and fails to work on sooo many levels! Maybe I have just been unlucky and just picked the worst two novels in the series to review but I doubt it and, if the style of writing here is anything to go by, then I feel no urge to pick any more of these books up!

      All I can say is thank frak for the library or I might have had to pay for this drivel!

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