I was genuinely impressed with Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer by Armand Rosamilia, far exceeding my expectations going into it.
The strongest aspect of this book is Rosamilia’s portrayal of the character Darlene Bobich. I love the author’s choice of a female character for his protagonist against the undead. But I will be quite honest: when I first saw her name, I thought she would be some cheesy, over-the-top, gun-toting action here type; in other words a character who was both unrealistic and unbelievable. I couldn’t have been more pleasantly wrong. She is a well-developed character who grabs a hold of you with her guts, fears, pain, uncertainty, and determination to keep going.
Another thing that made this book stand out for me was the dangers that Darlene encounters, the worst of which are not necessarily zombies. Rosamilia presents real humans in the world of a zombie apocalypse, and some of these humans are just as ferocious, cruel, and threatening as they would be in a non-zombie world. A cold hard fact is that a zombie apocalypse isn’t going to turn all the bad guys into good guys as they fight to survive against the undead. They remain, or even become, murderers and rapists. And Rosamilia also portrays the harsh reality that you shouldn’t trust someone just because their human and not a zombie.
Rosamilia also has a strong and developed writing style. There are minor proof-reading issues, but these are not extreme enough to distract from reading and enjoying this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a real and human, but also fun and kick-ass, zombie novella. I look forward to reading Darlene Bobich’s further adventures as well as more from Armand Rosamilia.
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