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Mutated Dead World #4

Summary Mutated Dead World #4

Ies Richardson and his crew find sanctuary in an abandoned farm But their stronghold may not be strong enough Something strange and terrifying is happening to the undead They're banding together Working as a group Hungering for a common goal human flesh And lots of. This is the last book in the Dead World series and brings the zombie story to an end I enjoyed the first three books Dead City Apocalypse of the Dead and Flesh Eaters and was looking forward to reading the final chapterThis book is set 8 years after the initial outbreak which is a long time for a zombie outbreak This raises uestions such as what would have happened to the zombies after this length of time What about the survivors Would there be anyone including zombies left The book attempts to answer these uestions but does not uite provide believable answersThere are 4 stages of zombies now with stage 3 having evolved to the point where they show human characteristics The lead zombie is a stage 4 named the Red Man who can control all zombies telepathically I liked the Red Man who is basically human with some zombie characteristics and his army of zombies who are taking over control of all survivors This book takes forward the idea of zombies and adds new elementsHowever while the 8 years has given the zombies this time to evolve not much has changed for the survivors It reads like the zombie outbreak has just happened There is plenty of ammunition petrol and working vehicles The biggest issue is that of an Ipad How is this working after 8 yearsHow does it get charged I like ambiguous endings in books and I don't expect all the answers but this did not make sense I can believe in evolved zombies but not the IpadThere is plenty of gore and action as the story progresses with some nasty and brutal horror inflicted by the Red Man An enjoyable zombie read which concludes the seriesOverall I have enjoyed the Dead World books A great zombie outbreak story

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Er known as the Red Man has risen up and taken charge and he's nearly as dangerous as the hungry dead Some like Bob Richardson and his friends strike out on their own Because if the men with guns don't get them the zombies will They're Getting SmarterFleeing the cit. Excuse the horribly bad pun here but the zombie genre is dead and as much as it pains me to write a slightly negative review on a Joe McKinney book the truth as they say is in the detailsI was underwhelmed with McKinney's newest zombie novel Actually I was disappointed Reading this one you would never know he was the one and same author of the fantastic Apocalypse of the Dead and it's pseudo seuel Flesh Eaters The characters in Mutated are the same and there are some uestions answered that were presented in previous installments but gone is the creativity and love for the genre The story is unoriginal and weak The action is sub par and the conclusion was to me at least way too uickly wrapped up Mutated comes off as a uick write a fast way for McKinney to cash in on a horror genre that is on it's last legs The other problem with this book rests on the the publisher's shoulders I don't know what is going on over at Pinnacle but the production value has really gone down the crapper Not only is this book cheaply made and bound someone needs a new set of glasses or a new typesetter all together; the typos and misspellings were about as bad as a self produced e book And speaking of the typeset I have never seen a printed novel with a such a horrible font I'm not kidding when I say that the words would literally float their way around the pages almost like a turn of the century type writerFingers crossed that Mutated is just a fluke in the otherwise great Dead World series of Joe McKinney

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They Outnumber The Living25 to 1 Those are the odds of being struck down and resurrected by the savage plague that's sweeping the country forcing survivors to band together against the dead They're Growing StrongerEven among the living there is dissention A new lead. Joe Mckinney's Dead World series are one of the best zombie apocalypse books out there and each book is even better than the last I picked up the first book Dead City on a whim and almost uit reading due to lack of interesting characters coupled with a simplistic plot It seemed to be similar to many other zombie horror books I've read but I decided to give the series a chance and I'm glad I did The second and third books in the Dead World series were even better Each book had a new central character a new setting complex plot and looks at the Apocalypse from a different angle I love the strong yet realistic female characters here the multiple POV the variety of other characters and how they are connected the well paced plot and heart pounding action and general atmosphere evoked by by the authors writing style I can't wait to reread this series in the future and discover of Mr Mckinney's books

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • Mutated Dead World #4
  • Joe McKinney
  • English
  • 28 February 2019
  • 9780786029297

About the Author: Joe McKinney

Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department a homicide detective a disaster mitigation specialist a patrol commander and a successful novelist His books include the four part Dead World series uarantined and Dodging Bullets His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories For informati



10 thoughts on “Mutated Dead World #4

  1. says:

    Set eight years after the conclusion of book two in this series book three was a preuel Mutated sees the zombification of the world taken to new heights actually ‘depths’ would probably be accurateIt has become clear over time that view spoilerthe zombies start to regain their intellect if they survive long enough and and ‘stage III’ zombies are being encountered by the uninfected survivors Zombies that are smart enough to set traps for their prey and use the unintelligent ‘stage I’ zombies like pack animals in hunts There is even a kind of ‘omega zombie’ who has risen up to become a kind of king of the zombies and who can control the other zombies telepathically hide spoiler

  2. says:

    Joe Mckinney's Dead World series are one of the best zombie apocalypse books out there and each book is even better than the last I picked up the first book Dead City on a whim and almost uit reading due to lack of interesting characters coupled with a simplistic plot It seemed to be similar to many other zombie horror books I've read but I decided to give the series a chance and I'm glad I did The second and third books in the Dead World series were even better Each book had a new central character a new setting complex plot and looks at the Apocalypse from a different angle I love the strong yet realistic female characters here the multiple POV the variety of other characters and how they are connected the well paced plot and heart pounding action and general atmosphere evoked by by the authors writing style I can't wait to reread this series in the future and discover of Mr Mckinney's books

  3. says:

    There are a lot of zombie books out these days While I like zombies sometimes I think this is too much of a good thing We see a lot of uninspired lackluster stories That's what I found in Mutated Don't get me wrong if you are jonesing for a zombie fix this'll get you by but I doubt that it will leave you with any lasting impressionsThe prose was okay most of the time but I think the editors were asleep at the wheel I don't mind a couple of typos here and there and there were a couple here and there Not a big deal One thing I can't stand though is stuff like this But then it donned on him p 234 No I think you mean it dawned on him Dawned Stuff like this drives me up the wall Even if the writer goofed up in the draft shouldn't the editor have picked up on it? Okay that is a personal pet peeve of mine and maybe not that serious It only happened once Other significant issues prevented this from breaking the two star barrier It seems like McKinney has a really narrow view of how both men and women think and behave It's almost like he's an alien who has based the behavior of men and women on cliches he's seen in movies and TV Like not once but twice Niki Booth one of the female good guys tried using her feminine wiles on her captors and both times it almost works I mean it works both times to a degree because apparently we men have no defenses against the sight of boobs Ben Richardson another protag makes the profound observation that womensaw the world differently from men They weren't pragmatists Yes they had reason But it wasn't the same kind of reason that men had When they thought about a problem they didn't think in a straight line from problem to solution Their way of thinking made countless loops and diversions on its way to a conclusion They seemed to thrive on subtext and implied meaning the kind of thing that men just didn't have time or patience for Richardson found the whole thing really aggravatingYeah Girls are dumb Huh huh of course I'm being sarcasticLater on this view is countered by another character Hinton saying that women are idiots because they put up with us stupid men and it's a wonder how all women aren't lesbiansOkaaayNiki Booth seems pretty direct when she deals with zombies in hand to hand combat She's good at that Just so happens that she gets off on it though as character with the key to the cure Nate observesit almost looked like she was enjoying the fight Really really enjoying it Like the girls in the porno movies he used to watchLesson women are ditzy bubble brains but fighting with zombies gets them off Makes sense right? Again feel my sarcasm I didn't care for how the zombies were referred to alternately as zombie man or woman and their corresponding pronouns I get that they are not really undead but are infected with a virus but sticking to zombie and it would have been a lot smoother for me And speaking of zombies we kind of get by now that zombies are really gross so we don't need a run down of all the scars boils scabs rotten bits oozing bits and odors for each zombie Halfway through the book I think we are well aware that this is de rigueur for zombies It gets old and after a while it's like So what? Likewise play by plays of each fight are less than exciting I liked the idea of The Red Man as a zombie king who could control other zombies That was pretty cool and creepy but as a character I had a hard time believing that this former stoner meth head could lead an army of zombies as well as a bunch of mercenaries I get that he was an asshole but really what was his motivation? What was his point? And what the fuck was up with the red paint? I felt like Loren Skaggs checked the box for Evil Mastermind Asshole but that was all How the hell did Richardson keep his damn iPad charged?Overall the whole thing felt disjointed and incoherent The plot seemed propelled by just stumbling over upon itself until the end For that matter the book could have should have been about 150 pages shorter I was not impressed By the time I got to the end of the story I could have cared less about how it turned outAs I said if you're in desperate need of a zombie fix this will tide you over but really there is very little substance here to make it than a mediocre casual read I haven't read any of McKinney's other stuff and this title doesn't make me want to rush for them

  4. says:

    The Best Just sorry I completed the series so fast Enjoy

  5. says:

    Excuse the horribly bad pun here but the zombie genre is dead and as much as it pains me to write a slightly negative review on a Joe McKinney book the truth as they say is in the detailsI was underwhelmed with McKinney's newest zombie novel Actually I was disappointed Reading this one you would never know he was the one and same author of the fantastic Apocalypse of the Dead and it's pseudo seuel Flesh Eaters The characters in Mutated are the same and there are some uestions answered that were presented in previous installments but gone is the creativity and love for the genre The story is unoriginal and weak The action is sub par and the conclusion was to me at least way too uickly wrapped up Mutated comes off as a uick write a fast way for McKinney to cash in on a horror genre that is on it's last legs The other problem with this book rests on the the publisher's shoulders I don't know what is going on over at Pinnacle but the production value has really gone down the crapper Not only is this book cheaply made and bound someone needs a new set of glasses or a new typesetter all together; the typos and misspellings were about as bad as a self produced e book And speaking of the typeset I have never seen a printed novel with a such a horrible font I'm not kidding when I say that the words would literally float their way around the pages almost like a turn of the century type writerFingers crossed that Mutated is just a fluke in the otherwise great Dead World series of Joe McKinney

  6. says:

    MUTATED delivers pulse pounding action with precision intelligence and most importantly heart McKinney proves once again that he understands the power of the zombie subgenre better than any other writer Highly recommended

  7. says:

    I'm just going to come out and say it I think this book was ghostwritten It doesn't feel like McKinney's other books in any way The language is repetitive and full of errors the characters are one dimensional the intelligence level of Nate The Immune Guy veers wildly all over the place from a stupor like idiocy to elouent rhapsodies and the characters are incredibly difficult to injure or kill until it comes to time to injure or kill them for no apparent reasonThe other option is that McKinney is starting that long slide into dementia as we saw with Agatha Christie as her writing became simpler and her plots brokenHere we have a character straight out of a Stephen King novel the Red Man who somehow has psychic control over all the zombies everywhere Which is actually a key aspect of other better zombie novels such as Monster Island by David Wellington One of the horribly written main characters reporter Ben Richardson actually lampshades this by exclaiming That's not consistent with this world But drawing a big red arrow over the problem without answering the uestion is amateur hour fan fictionThen there's the issue of Ben's iPad which he's been carrying around recording interviews on for 8 years Again this is lampshaded when someone looks at it and marvels that Ben somehow found a way to charge this device in a world without electricity Well? How did he do that? I mean you're only looking through his knapsack which contains everything he owns Surely the answer is in thereNopeThe problem is simple you can't lampshade something badly because that just raises uestions People often use the terms lampshading and red flag interchangeably but I distinguish between the twoIn a story novel movie play TV series whatever that is self aware and has meta commentary on both the real world and the fictional world we're presented with you can lampshade away because the audience is already there for the comedy and in tune with the silliness A great example occurs in the Disney movie The Emperor's New Groove where after a lengthy chase seuence the bad guys chasers beat the good guys chasees back to the secret lab and one of them asks Wait a minute How did you get here first? And one of the bad guy pulls a chart out and shows their paths remarking I don't know Logically it makes no senseThat kind of lampshading in that type of movie is fine Here in this book is goes from lampshading to red flagging It completely throws you out of the storyTypically audiences will go for one or two big buy ins on a story Your armor protects you from harm? Okay Iron Man I'll buy that even when you fall out of the sky and slam into concrete at 100 miles per hour which should've turned you into paste But once you start heaping and impossible things onto the character audiences lose their willing suspension of disbeliefTo sell the Big Impossibility you need to get the Little Realities correct In Mutated we're already buying into a pretty big gimme with a zombie novel Pushing us into the idea that zombies are evolving or mutating as the title suggests and there are different stages of the zombie virus which results in different kinds of zombies including regaining some limited cognition and becoming fast moving again after decaying and being damaged plus diseased for nearly a decade is another pretty big demand on our willing suspension of disbelief But I think most people will go with that Until you pile on with the ridiculous Red Man and his psychic powers and the magical iPad and the temporary invulnerability of characters now you've broken my WSoDThere are lots of other things about this book which are just dumb The hyper competent character of Niki Booth for example She's supposed to meet with Dr Fisher at sunset at some small town in three days so they can what? I have no idea Sylvia claims Niki knows of a cure but Niki never says that Nate is the guy who is both immune to the virus AND has the flash drive containing the government's vaccine formula on it and Niki didn't even know about his existence until than 56ths of the way through the book And how were Niki and Dr Fisher arranging this meet up? Did they too have working iPads whose Facetime apps still worked just fine? Well no since Dr Fisher enjoys seeing an iPad again after so long Maybe they had Android phones?The fact that these are things we're just supposed to accept because it's a zombie novel which is my guess as to the rationale here is spurious We've seen time and time again that people reject this stuff so why is it being tried here?I dunno I see a lot of 4 and 5 star ratings for this book which proves HL Mencken was probably right No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public

  8. says:

    This is the last book in the Dead World series and brings the zombie story to an end I enjoyed the first three books Dead City Apocalypse of the Dead and Flesh Eaters and was looking forward to reading the final chapterThis book is set 8 years after the initial outbreak which is a long time for a zombie outbreak This raises uestions such as what would have happened to the zombies after this length of time? What about the survivors? Would there be anyone including zombies left? The book attempts to answer these uestions but does not uite provide believable answersThere are 4 stages of zombies now with stage 3 having evolved to the point where they show human characteristics The lead zombie is a stage 4 named the Red Man who can control all zombies telepathically I liked the Red Man who is basically human with some zombie characteristics and his army of zombies who are taking over control of all survivors This book takes forward the idea of zombies and adds new elementsHowever while the 8 years has given the zombies this time to evolve not much has changed for the survivors It reads like the zombie outbreak has just happened There is plenty of ammunition petrol and working vehicles The biggest issue is that of an Ipad How is this working after 8 years?How does it get charged? I like ambiguous endings in books and I don't expect all the answers but this did not make sense I can believe in evolved zombies but not the IpadThere is plenty of gore and action as the story progresses with some nasty and brutal horror inflicted by the Red Man An enjoyable zombie read which concludes the seriesOverall I have enjoyed the Dead World books A great zombie outbreak story

  9. says:

    Man this book has some bad reviews Glad I read it before reading them or I may have missed out Character development was a little lacking as has been stated but this book spans VERY LITTLE time What do you expect out of characters within a matter of days? There was plenty of growth between books in my opinion Nate Ben and Sylvia had definitely grown and changed since the second book As well they should 8 years have passed since we left them behind at the grasslands I enjoyed this book for what it was a terrifying romp through a dead world I recommend reading the other dead world books first The story is complete unto itself but it may give you of an appreciation for this story and where the author is coming from Kudos to the author And also screw him for getting me hooked I want P

  10. says:

    I was very disappointed in this book I have loved the first three books in the series and I understand that all authors have books that are not up to par with the rest of their work but c'mon The dialogue was stilted there are gaping plot holes I'm looking at you magical iPad that still works in a world devoid of electricity and the characters are insufferably resilient to the zombies until they fray your last nerve at which point mercifully they die I really think that this book would have been better presented as the old Fun with Dick and Jane primers they used to teach first graders how to read A possible excerpt could go See Nate See Nate run Oops Nate fell down Stop whining and get up Nate

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