Today’s team review is from Lilyn, she blogs here http://www.scifiandscary.com/
Lilyn has been reading The Old Man At The End Of The World by AK Silversmith
The Old Man at the End of the World was an amusing novella that captivated me from the first page. The characters are delightful, and the contrast between Ham and Gerry cracked me up more than once. Both of them sound like good fellows to have around, and Gerry’s crotchety in that delightful way that old folks can get.
There were a few times where the Britishisms almost lost me, but I was able to muddle along until it got back to stuff I was familiar with.
I think it’s a fairly safe bet to say that if Shaun of the Dead amused you, you’ll find something to love in this first Bite by AK Silversmith. The Old man at the End of the World is a well-written short story that is refreshingly amusing. Its a delight to read about the end of the world through the eyes of perfectly normal people who haven’t been preparing for this, and have no special skills, but still manage to muddle through anyways.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this work from the author via Rosie’s Book Review Team.
Gerald Stockwell-Poulter couldn’t help but feel it was extraordinary just how quickly his life had changed. One moment he was earthing up leeks in the West Sussex sunshine and the next he was rooted to the spot as Rodney Timmins from the end allotment ambled towards him, arms outstretched, blood pouring from a hole in his neck and a look in his eye which suggested that he was less after help and more after a helping of Gerald.
Now, as Gerald’s life takes a quick turn for the worse, he must do things he has never done before. After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the ‘zompocalypse’ and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millenial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn’t even tea time.
Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.
The first installment of the Old Man at the End of the World Series. A novella of 20,000 words.
About the author
AK Silversmith is the author of The Old Man at the End of the World; a series of zombie apocalypse Bites centering on the world of 87-year-old Gerald Stockwell-Poulter.
Bite 2 is coming soon…
She was born in Tasmania in 1983 and now lives in western Ireland where the weather is similar but the zombies are still absent.