Day By Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne. Book review

DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON: BEYOND EXILE by J.L. Bourne, Gallery Books, s/b, $15.00,

Reviewed by Matthew Johns

The second book by J.L. Bourne continues the saga of one man working with his friends to survive the zombie apocalypse.  It takes the form of his daily diary, depicting a bleak world with little joy.  Survival isn’t just about fighting zombies, but also other survivors, infections and trying to find enough food and drink to keep their band of survivors alive.  An unknown event has meant that anyone lucky enough to escape this hellish life by dying doesn’t stay that way for long.  The usual method of decapitation seems to be the only way to kill these zombies.

The ex-airforce officer and his small band of friends are firmly entrenched into a nuclear bunker – well hidden from enemies both alive and undead.  Their occasional incursions into infected territory for food drink and gasoline are well documented, keeping the reader on the edge of the seat as the living do battle with the undead hordes.

A commissioned US naval officer, J.L. Bourne’s prose is well written – clearly an expert on all things military, he is able to paint a gripping view from the point of view of a survivor living on the edge, battling the fearsome zombies on a daily basis. A thrilling romp through the zombie apocalypse – well worth a read!