The government moves quickly to isolate the infected into a specific section of the city while scientists work on finding an antidote. The virus spreads unbelievably fast, and the zombie-like animals retain some brain function. They go hunt down people that might have wronged them for payback, while their ghostly good counterpoint just stays floating above the city.
Stephen Hobbs is brought in by the government. He considers himself an Indiana Jones-type of academic. He has put himself in some major hard spots just so he can observe man’s baser actions. He likes to understand the why of things. He is also an alcoholic and a womanizer. It might be just because of these things that Stephen is the only man for the job. He has more of an understanding of the darker side of himself.
Severed is a unique take on a zombie tale. Gary Fry explores more of the psychological aspect of a person being two things at once, the me and the I. One half is the good conscience, while one half is base animal instincts. If a person’s psyche is split in two and severed with each other, what happens? We are introduced to a wide array of characters, all somewhat entwined with each other. The story flows well, and kept me guessing about what might happen next. Severed is an interesting take on what humanity could devolve to.
- Paperback: 274 pages
- Publisher: DarkFuse; 1 edition (April 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 194054405X
- ISBN-13: 978-1940544052