Monday, April 29, 2013

Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable, Undead by Chris Pauls

What could make the events on the night of April 14, 1912 more terrifying than they already were?  Zombies!  Scientist Theodo Weiss has discovered a plague in the far east that turns people into zombies.  He is working on a cure when he realizes that the German government wants to take what he has collected and use it as a weapon.  Weiss flees with "the toxic" and plans to continue his research in America.  But he is unaware of the fact that he has been followed by an agent who releases enough onboard the Titanic to quickly turn much of the crew and passengers into zombies.  Captain Smith is involved in valiantly fighting the zombie hordes while Bruce Ismay is trying as hard as he can to hide what is happening belowdecks from uninfected passengers and his competition.  I had great hopes for this book and found myself getting more discouraged as I read through the first few chapters of Weiss' escape and the groundwork of getting the Titanic underway.  But once the first zombie was found on the ship the story picked up speed and was tons of fun!  I thought I knew what was going to happen with the iceberg and how that was going to mesh with the fictional part of the story but I was wrong.  I wish I'd been right because I like my idea better, but I still enjoyed the book.