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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Throwback Thursday: Psychic vs. Infected
Mute by Jeffrey Hale, released by Grand Mal Press, is very unusual. Both the story and the format are something very different for the zombie genre, although it’s up for debate whether or not the Mutes/Mimes qualify as zombies. They are definitely infected, bloodthirsty and a threat to mankind.
What I like about the format is the memory flashes provided by Leo, an empath with psychic abilities. His flashes of other people’s memories are like short stories within the main novel. Also, as the story progresses, readers will see that these are not just random memories, but pieces in the puzzle that Leo is trying to put together after being institutionalized for five years while the world fell apart.
It appears to be the first in a series. With the cliffhanger at the end, I am dying to find out what happens next (no pun intended). If you’re looking for something that stands out from the rest of the horror genre, pick up this book.