Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mark Tufo (he lets me call him Mel) has some very entertaining stuff going on if book one of the Zombie Fallout series is any indication. He lays out a plausible cause for the zombie epidemic that was probably very timely upon origin. The beauty is that it can withstand the test of time because of the seemingly never-ending stream of flu variants and inoculations that make the circuit. As for his characters, he has quite a cast and everybody will find an identifiable person that reminds them of an uncle or neighbor. This is definitely an "every man" zombie series...mostly. There are only a couple of moments that just seem to push things, but it does not detract.
On the criticism side, sometimes the quips and the "one liners" got to be a bit much. Who cares if the car is being ruined when you are trying to stay alive. Mr. Tufo has a sense of humor if you have read or heard any of his interviews, but at times it broke the third wall and became just a bit distracting. There are some editing issues that I believe can and should be fixed--mostly in the dialog. Overall, this is an enjoyable read and will definitely entertain. Now I see why his books reside in the top 100 kindle horror (sales) list.