Book Review by Tracy Ellen
February 2015 Newsletter
Title: The Jakarta Pandemic [Kindle Edition]
Author: Steven Konkoly
Genre: Horror / Apocalyptic
Review by Tracy Ellen:
In my ongoing search for new zombie-apocalyptic novels to read, I ran across The Jakarta Pandemic. Intrigued by the blurb, I downloaded the sample and then immediately bought the book. I read nonstop to the end and loved it. FYI: There were no zombies in this story, but it didn't need zombies to be scary--the humans were frightening enough. This book is about a family that has prepared their home to live off the grid to a certain degree while staying within their community and neighborhood. When a catastrophe occurs in the form of a pandemic, Mr. Konkoly does a fantastic job in his portrayal of human nature and how quickly society breaks down to the haves and the have-nots. His depictions of the hard decisions to be made by those that plan and think ahead, and the resulting dramatic repercussions, are well-written and believably realistic. I highly recommend this exciting book. (I've also downloaded Konkoly’s The Perseid Collapse series and can't wait to dive in!).
Congratulations to newsletter member Christy K. She’s been gifted an eBook copy of The Jakarta Pandemic from yours truly.
Tracy's comments: Christy K., I hope you like this book as much as I did. If you do, maybe you’ll leave a review to recommend The Jakarta Pandemic to other readers, too. ☺