Is it possible for a book to be “catchy” like a tune? And maybe, the more important question, is it possible for a Zombie novella to be catchy?
I received Beginning of the End, an ‘In the End’ novella from the author, G J Stevens, and quickly finished the read even though I had little time! This one thing alone makes it my favorite kind of book. G J Stevens writes the entire story from the 16 year old main character’s perspective which brings about a very personal sort of engagement with the story as it reminds me of sitting down with one of my kids to hear a story about their day. Thankfully their day never includes zombies, but still, same sort of story telling. That being said, I would not want to read a longer piece written in this style because I need a little respite from the overall “this happened, then that, then that.” I’m curious what Stevens’ longer books might be like.
All in all, an entertaining read set in the UK, and just the little escape across the pond that I needed over a busy weekend.