January 5, 2012

Review: The Road to Nowhere by Lee Argus

A man wakes up in a hospital and he knows nothing. Not his name, not how he got there and not even where he is. As he stumbles out of the hospital he realizes one thing. Everyone is missing. But there is something even scarier lurking in the dark and it's coming after him.

The Road to Nowhere is part one of a two part series. It's kind of a combination of the movie I Am Legend and the TV show The Walking Dead and I really enjoyed the mix. The only thing that kept this book from being 5 starts was the fact that the creatures went from being anonymous zombie/vampire type monsters to being called Kuru with no explanation. It made me think I skipped something and had to re-read quite a ways back just to be sure I didn't. Also the relationship between the John Doe and the two girls he runs across is a little too fake. I mean how realistic is it that they will be wearing make up when they think they are the only ones alive in the city and they are fighting just to scavenge food and supplies and battling illness. Looking good will be the last thing on my agenda when the apocalypse comes.

Still, I recommend this one for urban fantasy readers and look forward to the 2nd part in the series, Chance Escape, due out at the end of January.