This was well worth the three euro I paid for it. For once a novella that is not a ten minute read!! This little story is part of the Newsflesh family but don’t expect any major characters to appear like Shaun or Georgia. This book centers around Mahir who we have met in the Newsflesh novels before but was never a character that the author delved into too deeply and so it was nice to learn a little more about him and see him out in the field. Especially since he is the man who Shaun and George left the site to.
Basically this follows him as he travels to Australia which is slightly different to the rest of the world post-Rising in that it still holds true to a lot of the beliefs it had pre-Zombie invasion. It still wants to conserve as many native Australian animals as it possibly can (zombified or not), it doesn’t believe in super tight security everywhere you go and people live in houses with a lot of windows.
So Mahir’s main reason for travelling there is the existence of what they call the rabbit-proof fence which as you can imagine now holds out a lot more than just rabbits. This massive fence expands across a huge portion of the Australian wilderness to keep the now zombified kangaroo population out of human populated areas. Mahir finds the laws about conservation a bit mind-boggling to say the least as he just fails to understand why anyone would want to put an animals needs above a human. However the Australian’s are holding on tightly to what is theirs and theirs alone and they’re not willing to give it up easily.
As with all of Grants books I just fall straight into the story and find it hard to pull myself back out. Usually after I read a book in a particular genre I want to read something in a different genre just to mix things up so I don’t get bored but with Grant it’s so different in fact every time I read a Grant book it makes me want to read another book in the Zombie genre as Grants books are just so exciting. I don’t actually have any books in this genre on my to-read list though for once. Suppose I’ll have to start something else in the meantime.
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