Title: The Book of a Few
Author: Austen Rodgers
Release date: July 1st, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian,
Most people agree that Cedar Falls, Iowa, is a place of overwhelming generosity. But things change when all forms of communication cease to exist and the infection arrives. Mass panic, looting, and killings become all too common as society begins to self-destruct.
Plagued with the death of his family, memories of his missing girlfriend, and on the verge of starvation, Chester Keeton sets out with the help of a coworker to lay claim to a local food warehouse. But before too long, others join, and not all of them are the best kind of people. He makes new alliances and enemies while he tries to retain control of the warehouse and his own life. Read Chester’s first-hand account in this suspenseful zombie apocalypse story.
So I want to start off by stating how unimpressed I expected to be with this book and how pleasantly surprised I was to find I was very wrong in my assumption. The Book of a Few is set up in the format of a journal compilation of several different characters’ personal accounts of “The Black Era,” considered to be, “One of humanity’s darkest and most amoral times.” I normally have a very hard time reading my way through books in journal format, especially when written from the perspective of many persons, however, Mr. Rodgers managed to make the transition from character to character seemingly flawless.
The majority of the storyline follows a character by the name of Chester who is in search of his missing girlfriend. Along the journey he encounters several new people, some good, some not so good and as he goes through the process of determining who is which, he finds himself questioning his own moral compass in this hell hole of a life in the post-apocalyptic world.
I would suggest this book just about anyone….well maybe not young children or elders, but everyone in between. If you enjoy action, adventure, drama, humor, and/or zombies, then this book has something for you! I can honestly say it’s worth the read and I intend to read it again J A round of applause to the author, Mr. Austen Rodgers, for making me a fan! I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of his work!
*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
About the Author:
Austen Rodgers, from Iowa, started his writing career at the age of 14. He has always enjoyed fantasy and science fiction, and is a sucker for a good tragedy. Since then, he has written for flash-fiction e-zines, and is currently enrolled in Full Sail University’s BFA program for Creative Writing.
This blog is the promotion of his work, and the things he find inspiring. If your a writer too, he loves collaboration Skype calls with the community. For more detailed information on current and completed projects, please visit here.