I had the opportunity to read David Forsyth’s “Voyage of the Dead” novel and wanted to take the time to write a quick review. First off, I am lucky to count David as a friend. I got to know David through our common bond of zombie themed horror as well as coincidentally picking the date of April 1st as the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. I’m really glad that it did.
I first spotted “Voyage of the Dead” in a posting on Facebook. I decided to give it a shot and downloaded a copy for my kindle. I was hooked really quickly. From the first chapter, I was interested and wanted to know what was going to happen next. I’ve read quite a bit of zombie literature. David’s work really stands out in the genre.
First off, the concept of setting the novel on a ship was unique. The characters are interesting too. Well developed and fun, they take you on whirlwind journey of terror and mayhem. Without giving away any details that might be considered spoilers, I really enjoyed this book.
David has a great writing style that keeps you entertained and on the edge of your seat. I likened this book to Classic Star Trek episodes. The ship arrives in a port, there’s an “away mission” and some “red-shirts” die. However, the similarities end there. David brought us a great tale of survival in the zombie apocalypse.
The book has a few editing issues, but that’s not a problem. It doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the story in the slightest. You’ll run the emotional gamut reading this book. In the end, you’ll be emotionally spent and wanting more. I highly recommend this novel. Give it a read. You’ll be glad you did. A definite five for five stars.