The Beginning of the End

Doc The Beginning of the End blog entry hi everyone this is mark monday wasting your time again with some insignificant random musings while the highly significant zombie apocalypse is happe

Doc The Beginning of the End blog entry 2/4/2014hi everyone. this is mark monday, wasting your time again with some insignificant random musings while the highly significant zombie apocalypse is happening to us all. Apocalypse Wow! well, we all have our own coping strategies and mine is staring at my navel and then reporting back my findings via this blog. I'm sure teh interwebs will go down soon enough and I will have to switch to my journal (who will ever read it??), but for now at least I am online and ready to ramble to the world at large. to whoever is reading this, oh wait- whats that soundoutsideok, I'm back. just some more of those damned cannibalistic looters trying to scale my iron gate. not a day goes by without having to deal with them. they are worse than the zombies! well fortunately I keep my pots full of hot oil on a low simmer, ready to cope with such annoyances from my balcony. the humorous expressions they have while dealing with my various surprises!today I want to talk about a book I read recently, Apocalypse Z by Manel Loureiro. not the most escapist of fiction to choose from given the circumstances, I know, but I figured I could learn some things. so let's start with that, what I learned:- get a high quality wetsuit! zombies apparently cannot bite through them.- don't go to any so-called 'Safe Zones'! those are deathtraps. supermarkets for zombies. Black Friday extravaganzas for zombies.- get to a boat but know how to use a boat! that's a good one. I can't tell you how frustrating it is for me here in San Francisco, right on the coast, but totally unable to- oh wait asecback again. well, Paul in the apartment next to mine finally turned. those crazy moans, I could hear them through the wall. poor old guy. I knew it was going to happen so I took the precaution of knocking him out and tying him down to his bed in advance. he was clearly upset when he woke up and insisted that the bite would heal... but I just don't take risks these days. farewell, Paul. you were a good neighbor. and a hoarder, thank God! canned food that will last me and my cat for weeks.just realized I didn't give a synopsis for Apocalypse Z. ok: a nice lawyer in Spain deals with the zombie apocalypse. he really is a genuinely nice guy and that was a pleasure to read in this genre full of badasses and cynical people and mean people and military types and rapists and murderers etc. he was a nice, normal guy with no particular skills except for an interest in scuba diving and boating. the best thing of all: his love for his cat! man that was endearing. I totally get him. I would never leave Digsy behind and he felt the same way about his cat. it was pretty awesome to read about how much he went through just to make sure his cat was safe. imagine having to deal with a dog during the zombie apocalypse!the novel's first half is a series of blog entries (the second half a series of journal entries) and that of course reminded me of Feed. now I liked Feed well enough but sometimes it just tried too hard and felt really implausible. lots of young adult bullshit. that was not the case with Apocalypse Z. it felt super realistic. and because we are mainly with just one nice guy and his cat (for a little over half the novel), the book was actually a pleasant experience. pleasant! a pleasant zombie novel! but it's true. for the most part. Apocalypse Z was enjoyable because it had a 'normal' protagonist, a cat, and a series of very realistic reactions to the zombie apocalypse. and it started out a bit slow, which I liked. I got to know our hero, got to like him. he never really surprised me but that's fine. I liked him, which is more than I can say for any of Feed's (non-)characters. but what Feed has that Apocalypse Z lacks is resonance. despite my irritations with Feed, it truly moved me at times. despite how pleasant and enjoyable a time I had with Apocalypse Z, I don't know if it will stick with me in the sameWHATTHEFUCK HE'S ESCAPINGand I'm back. whew! that was a close call! one of my annoying downstairs neighbors somehow chewed through his ropes and almost made it out the gate! thank God for my fast response time. he would have been devoured by zombies and where would that have left me? I'll tell you where - without a handy food source! what a selfish prick. he and his roommate annoyed me for years with their noisy antics but with this apocalypse happening, I really need them around. they have a lot of meat on those bones and me and my cat are not planning on starving to death any time soon. I will be damned if I let them get away. well I suppose I'm damned anyway, lol!so to wrap up, I enjoyed Apocalypse Z quite a bit. it was fun, it felt surprisingly realistic, and it was good to finally have a nice protagonist to root for. yay for nice guys! we're a dying breed.. The Beginning of the End is Kindle The dead riseA mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news it s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men.Humanity fallsA lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy Bur he never expected that his anonymous blog woulThe dead riseA mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news it s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men.Humanity fallsA lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy Bur he never expected that his anonymous blog would ultimately record humanity s last days.The end of the world has begunGovernments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos soon it s every man, woman, and child for themselves Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, a lone survivor will give mankind one last chance againstApocalypse Z. International bestselling author Manel Loureiro was born in Pontevedra, Spain and studied law at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela After graduating, he worked in television, both on screen appearing on Televisi n de Galicia and behind the scenes as a writer His Apocalypse Z trilogy The Beginning of the End, Dark Days, and The Wrath of the Just took him from the blogosphere to bestsellerdom, earning him acclaim as the Spanish Stephen King by La Voz de Galicia Loureiro continues to reside in his native Pontevedra.Manel Loureiro trabaja como abogado en Pontevedra Mientras estudiaba derecho en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, compatibiliz sus estudios con varios trabajos de televisi n, primero como presentador de diversos programas y m s tarde como guionista, momento en el que descubri su faceta como escritor Apocalipsis Z es su primera novela, tras haberse convertido en un fen meno de culto en Internet, donde ha sido le da por miles de personas de todo el mundo.. Bestseller Book The Beginning of the End blog entry 2/4/2014hi everyone. this is mark monday, wasting your time again with some insignificant random musings while the highly significant zombie apocalypse is happening to us all. Apocalypse Wow! well, we all have our own coping strategies and mine is staring at my navel and then reporting back my findings via this blog. I'm sure teh interwebs will go down soon enough and I will have to switch to my journal (who will ever read it??), but for now at least I am online and ready to ramble to the world at large. to whoever is reading this, oh wait- whats that soundoutsideok, I'm back. just some more of those damned cannibalistic looters trying to scale my iron gate. not a day goes by without having to deal with them. they are worse than the zombies! well fortunately I keep my pots full of hot oil on a low simmer, ready to cope with such annoyances from my balcony. the humorous expressions they have while dealing with my various surprises!today I want to talk about a book I read recently, Apocalypse Z by Manel Loureiro. not the most escapist of fiction to choose from given the circumstances, I know, but I figured I could learn some things. so let's start with that, what I learned:- get a high quality wetsuit! zombies apparently cannot bite through them.- don't go to any so-called 'Safe Zones'! those are deathtraps. supermarkets for zombies. Black Friday extravaganzas for zombies.- get to a boat but know how to use a boat! that's a good one. I can't tell you how frustrating it is for me here in San Francisco, right on the coast, but totally unable to- oh wait asecback again. well, Paul in the apartment next to mine finally turned. those crazy moans, I could hear them through the wall. poor old guy. I knew it was going to happen so I took the precaution of knocking him out and tying him down to his bed in advance. he was clearly upset when he woke up and insisted that the bite would heal... but I just don't take risks these days. farewell, Paul. you were a good neighbor. and a hoarder, thank God! canned food that will last me and my cat for weeks.just realized I didn't give a synopsis for Apocalypse Z. ok: a nice lawyer in Spain deals with the zombie apocalypse. he really is a genuinely nice guy and that was a pleasure to read in this genre full of badasses and cynical people and mean people and military types and rapists and murderers etc. he was a nice, normal guy with no particular skills except for an interest in scuba diving and boating. the best thing of all: his love for his cat! man that was endearing. I totally get him. I would never leave Digsy behind and he felt the same way about his cat. it was pretty awesome to read about how much he went through just to make sure his cat was safe. imagine having to deal with a dog during the zombie apocalypse!the novel's first half is a series of blog entries (the second half a series of journal entries) and that of course reminded me of Feed. now I liked Feed well enough but sometimes it just tried too hard and felt really implausible. lots of young adult bullshit. that was not the case with Apocalypse Z. it felt super realistic. and because we are mainly with just one nice guy and his cat (for a little over half the novel), the book was actually a pleasant experience. pleasant! a pleasant zombie novel! but it's true. for the most part. Apocalypse Z was enjoyable because it had a 'normal' protagonist, a cat, and a series of very realistic reactions to the zombie apocalypse. and it started out a bit slow, which I liked. I got to know our hero, got to like him. he never really surprised me but that's fine. I liked him, which is more than I can say for any of Feed's (non-)characters. but what Feed has that Apocalypse Z lacks is resonance. despite my irritations with Feed, it truly moved me at times. despite how pleasant and enjoyable a time I had with Apocalypse Z, I don't know if it will stick with me in the sameWHATTHEFUCK HE'S ESCAPINGand I'm back. whew! that was a close call! one of my annoying downstairs neighbors somehow chewed through his ropes and almost made it out the gate! thank God for my fast response time. he would have been devoured by zombies and where would that have left me? I'll tell you where - without a handy food source! what a selfish prick. he and his roommate annoyed me for years with their noisy antics but with this apocalypse happening, I really need them around. they have a lot of meat on those bones and me and my cat are not planning on starving to death any time soon. I will be damned if I let them get away. well I suppose I'm damned anyway, lol!so to wrap up, I enjoyed Apocalypse Z quite a bit. it was fun, it felt surprisingly realistic, and it was good to finally have a nice protagonist to root for. yay for nice guys! we're a dying breed.
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  1. International bestselling author Manel Loureiro was born in Pontevedra, Spain and studied law at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela After graduating, he worked in television, both on screen appearing on Televisi n de Galicia and behind the scenes as a writer His Apocalypse Z trilogy The Beginning of the End, Dark Days, and The Wrath of the Just took him from the blogosphere to bestsellerdom, earning him acclaim as the Spanish Stephen King by La Voz de Galicia Loureiro continues to reside in his native Pontevedra.Manel Loureiro trabaja como abogado en Pontevedra Mientras estudiaba derecho en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, compatibiliz sus estudios con varios trabajos de televisi n, primero como presentador de diversos programas y m s tarde como guionista, momento en el que descubri su faceta como escritor Apocalipsis Z es su primera novela, tras haberse convertido en un fen meno de culto en Internet, donde ha sido le da por miles de personas de todo el mundo.

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  1. blog entry 2 4 2014hi everyone this is mark monday, wasting your time again with some insignificant random musings while the highly significant zombie apocalypse is happening to us all Apocalypse Wow well, we all have our own coping strategies and mine is staring at my navel and then reporting back my findings via this blog I m sure teh interwebs will go down soon enough and I will have to switch to my journal who will ever read it , but for now at least I am online and ready to ramble to the wo [...]


  2. I m not sure how this book got such consistently high ratings Perhaps I m not familiar enough with standards in the Zombie Apocalypse genre While this was entertaining enough to finish, I struggled with many of the details I understand the necessity of suspension of disbelief, but a story must be internally consistent The narrator s cat is some kind of superhero I cannot, in any world, imagine sticking a cat in a barrel with holes in it and floating down a river and having that cat remain silent [...]


  3. I usually don t read books that have journal entry settings Most times, I get bored within the first chapter or so, and drop the book completely The only reason I decided to give it a try was because it was free to loan on my Kindle But Apocalypse Z was completely different from other books and I m overjoyed that I was lucky enough to get my hands on this There was no doubt that I was hooked within the first dozen chapters The action which is always a key element of my interest is constant, hear [...]


  4. This book was really frustrating The first 70% of the book was a 3 star book Mildly interesting, good setting Then it just got bad The hero is TSTL I mean really You know those things are attracted by sound, by your own admission you re not a very good shot, and you have a relatively soundless speargun And yet you use the glock And ok I love my cat But if during a zombie apocalypse she wonders off through an infested hospital I can t justify putting the guy I m traveling with and myself in dange [...]


  5. I do not generally read zombie novels, but with the inception of free books for my Kindle every genre is now worth exploring Once I started this book, I could not put it down Apocalypse Z The beginning of the End is so realistic, I had to stop reading on occasion just to make sure that I was reading a book and this wasn t really happening.A man and his best friend, an orange ball of fur cat, watch as the world crumbles around them A deadly virus, unleashed from a secret location in Russia, is ki [...]


  6. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros Aproveitando um pouco essa vibe apocalipse zumbi que eu estava passando algum tempo atr s, resolvi ir mais a fundo nisso e ler algo relacionado ao tema Alguns me diziam para ler as obras inspiradas no seriado The Walking Dead, outros para ler Guerra Mundial Z, mas a s rie que realmente me chamou a aten o foi Apocalipse Z, do autor e advogado espanhol Manel Loureiro Sorte minha que consegui a vers o em ingl s numa promo o da Vamos ao que interessa Ao c [...]


  7. There is nothing better than a good apocalyptic Zombie read And this one just hit the spot for me It had everything I seek in this sort of a book gore, horror, suspense, and of course humor.This might sound weird but this book is sort of realistic, in a way Don t worry I know the book is about zombies And zombies are not real, right But the novel reads real First of all the main character is a simple sort of a guy And he acts and reacts to things like a regular guy Not some macho warier who keep [...]


  8. Debo decir que me aproxim a este libro con mucha prevenci n y escepticismo No me gustan, en general, las historias de zombies, pero hab a o do hablar muy bien de ella, a gente cuya opini n me merec a mucha confianza, as que me decid a abrirlo Cuando vi que estaba escrito a modo de diario contado por el protagonista mi escepticismo creci a n m s no me gustan los diarios, ni siquiera he sido nunca capaz de escribir uno A pesar de todo, decid darle una oportunidad y empec a leer, y 2 p ginas despu [...]


  9. This is terrible Boring, poorly paced, nothing evocative it brings zilch of interest to the zombielit genre The author gives me no reason to care about the MC or anyone he encounters The structure gave me hope this would be interesting The story is a series of diary entries which the MC begins, on his psychologist s advice, in an effort to get over the death of his wife His first efforts at writing coincide with the onset of the zombie outbreak Loueriro has failed to take advantage of any of th [...]


  10. I m kind of surprised by so many high ratings for this book Okay, the concept is cool a blogger giving a post by post history of the Zombie Apocalypse But I ve read a lot of blog posts by many different writers, and most are written with so much creativity and detail Loureiro s prose reads so basic, almost juvenile I don t get a feel for the narrator as a character and the details come from the news have almost no punch For these reasons, I didn t get much past the first 12 15 posts It just cou [...]


  11. I actually enjoyed this than I thought I would I listened to this on audio and thought the narration was well done It wasn t until about halfway through that I realized one of my favorite narrators was performing this book, Nick Podehl No wonder I enjoyed it Although this was your typical zombie scenario, I felt like we got to experience the end of the world as we know it right along with the MC This was told in a journal format and I liked it The best part for me, and something I d not seen be [...]


  12. Review posted at Read, Rinse, RepeatThe information emerging from Russia is full of contradictions The government insists there is no problem, and yet health care workers from around the world have been summoned Is it the West Nile virus Ebola Nearby countries are shutting their borders and ordering vaccinations But against what Nevertheless, the mysterious virus spreads throughout the world as official information slows to a trickle Blogs report infected individuals exhibiting extreme aggressio [...]


  13. I struggled to make it past the 1 3 mark, I was so bored I wanted to like this book There was plenty to charm me It was a unique premise for a zombie story It was about a guy and his cat trying to survive, which definitely hit an emotional chord or three It was serious, rather than over the top.Although there never seemed to really be a climax, all of the people and situations the main character encounters are interesting However, both the initial writing and the translation work seem to be a b [...]


  14. EntretenidilloCreo que algunos usuarios son injustos con esta novela El autor no pretende en ning n momento hacer una prosa elaborada Est escrito en lenguaje de a pi como cualquier ciudadano normal har a, pero numerosas veces el autor se delata y se hace evidente que tiene los recursos y el potencial para hacer mejor prosa Simplemente no quiere.El texto rezuma inteligencia Es cierto que en ocasiones se puede hacer repetitivo pero eso va inherente a una historia de zombies donde constantemente ti [...]


  15. 3,5 SterneRezi chrissies kleine welt p 1678Muss man bei Zombieb chern etwas zum Inhalt sagen Eine Seuche breitet sich von Russland ber die Welt aus und verwandelt harmlose Menschen in grausame, menschenfressende Untote Beschrieben wird dieser Ablauf von einem spanischen Blogger, dem sein Therapeut zum virtuellen Tagebuchschreiben geraten hat, damit er den Verlust seiner Liebe endlich verarbeiten kann.Gleich vorweg Dieser Vorwand zum Blogschreiben des Protagonisten ist wirklich nur selbiger und h [...]


  16. Ever since I read World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War, reading PA zombie fiction has become one of my guilty pleasures Whenever I feel like I am having a reader s block , I pick up a zombie book to get out of it, and so far it has worked A couple of days back, I decided to venture into the zombie infested wastelands again as I was not in the mood to continue with my other books And as soon as I knew that Manel Loureiro has written a zombie book which was set in a different country, Spa [...]



  17. Qu puedo decir Se me ha visto el plumero desde que empec la entrada, y es que me ha encantado Si bien es cierto que es un g nero que o gusta o no, en cuanto que a mi me encanta la tem tica de zombies, este es un libro que evidentemente me ten a que encantar.No s lo por el hecho de que es de lectura f cil y que tras leer dos p ginas ya te encuentras totalmente enganchado a la trama que el autor ha sabido ir introduciendo magistralmente, sino que adem s me sent muy identificada al leerlo ya que to [...]


  18. I have to say this is one of the best Zombie novels I have read, incredibly fast and full of constant suspense and action, it s one of those books you find hard to put down and when you do you find yourself thinking I want to find out what happens next The author, Manel Loureiro is Spanish and this book begun as a popular blog in his home country of Spain and then it obviously transferred into a book format It s been a best seller in Spain, Italy and Brazil and now for the first time translated [...]


  19. I picked this up through the Kindle lending library to have as an emergency book, but once I started it I read it pretty much straight through.Yes, another zombie apocalypse, this time focusing on Spain, one man and his cat and a whole lot of walking undead.I could tell that this was translated from another language, there were times when an adjective wasn t quite right, or a scene was just a bit off Still, it was entertaining Nice ish guy tries to make sure his family is okay, tries to help out [...]


  20. I was planning on giving this book a solid 3 stars a fun, quick read until the last couple of chapters I liked the story originally because the protagonist seemed like an ordinary dude who couldn t leave his cat behind to starve even as the apocalypse rolled through his town I d probably be stupid enough to do the same with my dogs, so I could empathize Then the wish fulfillment started getting a biiiit too blatant view spoiler The protagonist meets a teenaged girl named Lucia in an abandoned ho [...]


  21. Excellent Zombie Apocalypse novel One of the best I ve read It is incredibly realistic as realistic as one of these things can be and the character, as an ordinary person, reacts in very human ways to what is going on around him Additionally, interactions with the zombies feels real than it does in other books and in film and television For example, there is an extremely graphic scene in which they have to decapitate a zombie, and it isn t done in one clean swipe like you see in movies, as if t [...]


  22. Un libro f cil de leer Es mi primera inmersi n en la narrativa Zombie y la verdad es que estoy encantado con el libro Sin ser ning n maestro de la narraci n Loureiro te transporta perfectamente a la situaci n postapocaliptica que plantea Un libro muy entretenido Voy a esperar alg n tiempo hasta leer la segunda parte, pero como primer libro de 2016 me ha dejado un buen sabor de boca.



  23. 3,75 5Lo mejor de esta novela es su ritmo trepidante y lo entretenida que es Parece como una pel cula ochentera de acci n, un disfrute total, siempre claro que no tengas en cuenta sus fallos.Adem s de el ritmo, tambi n me ha gustado la ambientaci n y el realismo que su autor le otorga a la trama Vale, es una novela de zombis, pero estos son huesos duros de roer y el protagonista no es un asesino nato capaz de matar a cincuenta desde el primer momento.Lo que menos me ha gustado es el estilo narra [...]



  24. When I first heard of this book, I was unimpressed I thought this was yet another feeble attempt for an author to cash in on the again resurgent zombie genre Really, how many books have been written in this departement in the last 3 or 4 years 100 500 1,000 s And even then, how many are original enough to be even considered worth reading Apocalypse Z is not original Nowhere within Loureiro s zombie novel do we find anything new in terms of a zombie apocalypse The zombies are the same old ones we [...]


  25. Da fan sfegatato di storie di zombie finalmente ho trovato il romanzo giusto, quello che aspettavo da una vita, quello che ho sempre desiderato leggere e infine quello che avrei voluto scrivere io se fossi stato uno scrittore, ovviamente La trama di Apocalisse Z obiettivamente non si discosta molto da tutto ci che stato scritto finora ma mai nessun romanziere ha illustrato con dovizia di particolari il prima, il durante e il poi di un apocalisse di morti viventi L orrore descritto da Manel Loure [...]


  26. What I found most interesting with the book was that it took Place in Spain The Zombie stuff I ve come across thus far have only taken Place in the USA so it was fun to get to experience the zombie attack from a different country.I Think that the experiences, reactions and emotions of the survivors feel believable and realistic How they Think and react, feel, say and do, which is Always nice How the bigger Picture was treated was good as well, from the slow builtup with nations and goverments ur [...]


  27. Un novello Matheson Prendete Io sono leggenda di Matheson Fatto Spostate l ambientazione dall America degli anni anta alla Spagna del 2010 Fatto Aggiungeteci un pizzico di ironia e un taglio della narrazione veloce, tipo telefilm per intenderci e come nei telefilm non finisce con questo episodio Fatto Sostituite le creature vampiriche con degli zombi vecchio stile se non ne avete affrontati prima vi consiglio di farvi accompagnare da un adulto, non sono propriamente gradevoli, anzi Fatto Bene, o [...]


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