I could not wait for Dead Meat: Day 4 by Nick Clausen to launch! I mean, writing another installment of this series during COVID-19 outbreak? What a terrifying world event to deal with while writing about a zombie outbreak that spreads quickly!
When I got the email that the ARC was ready, I dove in immediately and didn’t stop reading until I had finished it!
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Dead Meat: Day 4 by Nick Clausen
With Day Four, things are really starting to get out of control…
From trying to slow the outbreak, to setting up road blocks to keep people from traveling, this tale hit on a number of things that are actually occurring now with COVID-19. And oh my gosh, the dialogue about people hoarding toilet paper had me chuckling!
Just like the other novellas in this series, the story is told through the viewpoints of various groups of characters. Each time a chapter end, there’s a bit of a cliffhanger, so you’ll have a very hard time putting this one down, as you’ll want to cruise through to see how everything turns out!
I loved the new characters we met and how there was a focus on the medical aspect of the zombies this time.
My Favorite Passages from Dead Meat: Day 4
Every new pandemic disease in the history of mankind has fallen within the spectrum of an already identified family of viruses; there’s absolutely no reason to suspect this will be different.
Except it seems different.
Like the sheer speed of the spread of the infection.
Dead bodies don’t stay dead anymore. They get up and walk on.
“Guess people are the same all over the world,” Nasira finishes. “In times of crisis, they turn into their worst.”
“Well, let’s try and be the exception, then,” Henrik says, sending her a brief smile.
The zombie girl is still hanging from the side of the station wagon, but then one of her legs goes under the car and is caught beneath the tire. What happens to her can best be described as a doll being ripped apart between two kids fighting over it. Her arm gives way at the shoulder, as the rest of her body is torn under the car, flung around and spit out the front end, tumbling around a few times before lying still. The arm dangles from the window a few seconds, before it falls.
My Final Thoughts on Dead Meat: Day 4
Per usual, this was a totally captivating read that was wonderfully written! My gosh I cannot wait to see where the story goes here!
Thanks for reading!
And thank you again to Nick Clausen for sending me a copy of this novella!