There's something seriously demented when you get a book that posts three warnings! If you look carefully, there's one that states: WARNING: Contains cases of extreme gore and brutality! The other is below the author's name which lists the book as 'macabre, surreal fiction'. The last one is on Amazon, where I purchased the book which tells readers: MOUTHFUL OF CARRION is an EXTREME horror tale. Please do not purchase this book if you are easily shocked, disgusted or offended. I was well-warned, yeah? I still wasn't ready for this book and I like B-movies. That's how I read this book, like one of those movies on Chiller that I love to hate so much. It worked.
Mouthful of Carrion, by Ian Woodhead, is about Colin and Danielle- well it about Colin, looking for Danielle. Colin is a Hunter (half human/half zombie) and Danielle is his sister and his only hold on humanity. Someone's taken her and he's gone all ZomBo to get her back. Oh... what is a Hunter? Well, twenty years after the plague hit, there are three races left: humans, zombies and Hunters, who can think, speak and function but are deterioriating and need flesh like a zombie. A hunter can semi-control the need to feed, but they only eat humans. BUT humans have some sort of poison in their blood that
can quickly put a Hunter into a non-reversed, zombie state, making it difficult for the Hunters to hold on to their human counterpart.
The last thing that bugged me to no end were the flashbacks. Oh man the flashbacks. Usually when author wants to let a reader know there's a flashback, the font may change to italics, or a double-spaced gap is inserted. Sometimes there's a new chapter create- but there's always some communication to let the reader know. Not in this book. One minute, you're reading what Colin is doing and the next thing, you're thrown off because he's 14-years old, fighting off infection! Then when you're comfortable knowing what he's doing, suddenly he's back in the middle of whatever confusion you'd been cast from to begin with! It was - dagnabbit! It was infuriating! lol
So what did I think of this new twist on the Zompoc? It was different. It was original. It was written with professional fervor, as far as writing the story goes. As for the story itself... I don't know. Maybe because I was sick the weekend I added this to my weekend ebook reading. This was not good. It felt made up along the way instead of a book with an actual plot. I mean, psychic links, mind reading and healing with pure thought- come on! It wasn't about just eating to live and all anymore. It was purely something else. For the first time ever, I didn't like the book at all. Maybe a different book by him would be better for me, because I hate to say it but, this book sucked! It was nasty- and not in a horrific way...
I always give a story a chance but there was nothing good in this one for me. It wasn't too gross, it wasn't even the pulling of someone's private parts off- it just was not a good story. I'm not being mean, just giving my honest opinion and I truly believe this is the harshest I've ever given. Anyway, off to the next book! 📚
Rating: 👓/5 specs
*When Santa Was A Bably is next.
**eBook provided free through SweetFreeBooks.com for an honest review.
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