Severed by Gary Fry

Severed by Gary FryIt is the Christmas season in London, and it is also the perfect time for an unknown virus to be unleashed so it affects a larger crowd. This virus severs a person, releasing a spectral “ghost” that floats into the air and hovers about the city. The thing that is left behind is a sort of zombie, just a walking, angry predator who has nothing left except its most base instincts.

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.

Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: DarkFuse; 1 edition (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 194054405X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940544052

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It is the Christmas season in London, and it is also the perfect time for an unknown virus to be unleashed so it affects a larger crowd. This virus severs a person, releasing a spectral “ghost” that floats into the air and hovers about the city. The thing that is left behind is a sort …

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Summary : 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.

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My name is Joani and I’m 42 years old. I have a job that lets me listen to audiobooks all day long. On my breaks I turn off the iPod and get out my kindle or paperback, then turn the MP3 player back on when I have to go back to work. I can’t believe I get paid for that!! I started reading a lot in high school, just regular stuff and found I really liked science fiction. But after a while I got lost in all that tech and found the fabulous world of fantasy and paranormal. I don’t think I could ever give it up now. I am blessed to have 4 of the best dogs on the planet. Well, actually they’re not dogs, they’re pugs which make them so much more than dogs. I also have a border collie and 8 cats. All of my animals are rescues and they are all older dogs. I’ve been with my husband for 25 years and we have 1 son. Thankfully they both love to read too. I’ve tried my hand at writing but with so many good books to read I’ve put that on the backburner. I plan to spend my retirement reading. I’m so looking forward to that!

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  1. Intriguing. Time to clean out my TBR list and make a new pile…

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