Monday, 15 July 2013

Review Week - Ruination by Michael S. Gardner

I've read and reviewed Michael S. Gardner's work before. In Death in the Times of Madness I said that he had managed to create characters that you care about.

Well, he's done it again.

Everything is not what it seems, especially when the dead rise and stalk the living. 

When a depressed and lonely survivor stumbles across a desperate man in need of saving, he finds out that he is in for more than he expected. Sometimes life throws a curveball, and sometimes it's actually for the better.

But nothing lasts forever. 

What once was will never be again, and it all begins with a knock on the door.

Ruination is a short story set after the zombies walk, but in typical Gardner fashion you get the twists and the turns that you expect (or don't) and a brief, but very tangible, look into the lives of the people the story revolves around.

As always I will remain spoiler free, but be aware that this is not your usual zombie apocalypse. This one is in fact quite different.

The first thing that you'll notice about RUINATION is that - even in the first paragraph or two - the story is going to be heart breaking. You have Gardner to thank for that. He's always good at tugging the heart strings. And the second?

It's not going to be a pleasant ride.

Gardner is always good at that, too. 

In his own fantastic style, Michael S. Gardner has made RUINATION one of the most unique and well told zombie shorts you can get today. It delves into the dark sides of humanity. It will make you look at the person next to you with suspicion.

Go here: Amazon US

And buy now.

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