Review: Dead of Night - Jonathan Maberry

Title Dead of Night
Author Jonathan Maberry
Year 2011
Stand Alone or Series Dead of Night #1)
Pages 358
Reading Time 39 days (May and June)

A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave.  But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects.  Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up.  Hungry.  Infected.  Contagious.  This is the way the world ends.  Not with a bang…but a bite.


Zombie books are one of my favourite genre. So when I got this novel I start planning to read it. Overall I am very satisfied with this experience. 

Plus Sides
- Multi viewpoints. We've got Dez Fox, the she-devil police officer. Billy Trout a reporter with a old crush with Dez. Doc Hartnup, the first person bitten by (and) Homer Gibbon - the first zombie. We've got also some viewpoints from the president, military man and other one-chapter characters. 
- Doc Hartnup - was the best innovation that this novel brought. A person bitten who remains sentient even if it lost all control of his actions. Truly a remarkable character who deserved more air time.SPOILER I was truly glad of his ending SPOILER END
- The Army, president and such - they were portrait as almost soulless bastards which do anything to hide their mistakes. Even if the end they repent themselves.
- Zombie Infection - The author gives a detailed information about the plague was created and even hinted on historical and factual events. Quite good.
- Pace of the book - The writer wrote the book so we could read it in a couple of sips. Quick but informative at times.

Down Sides
- Character Behavior - The characters sometimes behave as you expected. Stereotypes everywhere. From the main characters to the army and such. SPOILER JT death, boy saves girl, army behavior..  END SPOILER. Doc Hartnup was the truly inovation as I said before but, don't get me wrong. For people like me who wants to read about zombies and Romero films and such it is expected. That's a thing of this kind of novels.

- Sequel? - The last chapter gives the writer opportunity to enter once again the town of Stebbins, Dez, Trout and Homer Gibbon. 

Should I advice this book? Yes. To anyone who likes Zombies. A must have. 8.5/10
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