Summary

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.
But as Gus and his fellow painters soon discover, the much-anticipated zombie apocalypse doesn’t start with a bang. It starts on a Monday. And barricading themselves inside a megastore isn’t the end.
It’s just the beginning.
©2017 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 17-04-18

Another Chance to Walk With the Mountain Man!

When I reached the end of the Mountain Man series it was a bittersweet moment. I'd reached the end of the story of one of the most real-feeling characters of this rather crowded genre. I'd walked with the Mountain Man and his companions through many adventures and like most I felt like I had a friend in Gus. For the most part he was just an ordinary guy doing his kind of best to cope with his world being torn apart and infested with zombies with all the horror that brings.

The slightly odd thing about the original series was that by the time we start with Gus the zombie apocalypse has done its worst and we meet a character who is already through the shock phase and is well into the longer term mental and physical effects of being one of the few survivors.

This new book gives us a chance to walk with Gus again. A slightly younger and less jaundiced Gus but still very much Gus! We get a healthy helping of great Gusisms and lots of Blackmore's trademark zombie horror and pointed dialogue. Gus treats us frequently to his own brand of the coarse male crudeness that we all love him for and naturally with the voice of RC Bray (who else?) bringing it to us all feels right in Gus's dystopian world.

It's a chance to walk with the Mountain Man once more and fill in some of the blanks from the original series. Thanks Mr Blackmore!

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Gilly on 18-04-18

Great Addition To The Series!

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I loved the Mountain Man book series and this is certainly not a let down.

Once i had finished the original books i was guttered that it had finished so had to buy the prequel straight away. It is a great insight into life before the mountain man and how it all started going wrong for gus. The story line wasn't as great as the original but if your a fan, it really wont matter.

RC bray is also a phenomenal audio book narrator, top draw!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew McD on 23-04-18

Finally!!!!!!!!!!

I've been waiting for this!!! Didn't care if it was a sequel or prequel, but, def needed more Gus in my life. The stuff that vomits from his mouth is literary gold. Start here, and move through the rest of the books. You will not be disappointed

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy S. Thomson on 19-04-18

Confessions of a zombie apocalypse painter

The perfect beginning to a awesome zombie apocalypse story. I got to know who Gus was in the books before this one but I always wanted to know how he survived the outbrake, what happened to his girlfriend and how he came across some of his, what I would call, his signature 'tools'.

This book is the ribbon on top of the pile of Corpses you've been waiting for. Viva La Gus!

Oh, and RC Bray is still awesome- Duh!

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