Friday, November 8, 2013

Aftermath and Other Zombie Shorts / Edwin Stark

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Short Story Collection / Zombie / Horror

Approximate word count: 10-15,000 words

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Edwin Stark was born in Caracas, Venezuela on the edge of a rain forest in South America. He grew up dreaming crazy tales and eventually started writing them down. English is not his first language. You can read more about him on his blog or Facebook.


Three Short Zombie Tales:

Aftermath: Meet Danny Cargill; he's about to discover if humans are worse than zombies...

Zombie Cab: A creepy yet humorous story about a cabbie and his unexpected ride...

When Zombies Roamed Venezuela: A humorous take on your typical, everyday zombie outbreak tale.


Edwin Stark is a born story teller, his wit and sarcasm shine through in his stories despite his problem with English sentence structure or occasional wrong word choices.

Aftermath takes a serious look at communities trying to survive in a world inhabited by zombies. We are given a stark look at how their society is structured and their internal hierarchy. The characters are well developed and the dialogue is believable. This is a thought provoking piece told through the eyes of a young man, Danny Cargill, who is forced to face the reality of the people in his community and zombies as well.

In Zombie Cab, Mr. Stark lets loose with a little fun with zombies. It is very short look at a night with a cab driver in a town where zombies are people too. Ewww.

When Zombies Roamed Venezuela is a chronicle where Mr. Stark himself is the reporter relaying news updates to the outside world about a zombie outbreak in Venezuela. He pokes fun at the local government as well as the zombies in this satirical tale. I found it quite unique, entertaining, and comical.

Format/Typo Issues:

English is not Mr. Stark’s first language and as a result, there were some odd turns of phrase used, occasional wrong word usages, and words omitted throughout the book. If these types of errors bother you, then you had best pass on this book.

Rating: *** Three Stars

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