- Title: The Old Man at the End of the World: Bite No. 1
- Author: AK Silversmith
- Published: 2017
- Started: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
- Finished: Friday 24th February 2017
The Old Man At The End Of The World is a short story, and the first instalment of a zombie comedy series by AK Silversmith. The plot is simple: 87-year-old Gerald Stockwell-Poulter was simply tending to his allotment when his neighbours, who have been turned into zombies, attack. The ‘zompocalypse’ – that’s zombie + apocalypse – has begun.
I thought this little story was brilliant – there wasn’t too much description to weigh down the plot and the dialogue exchanges between the characters was fast-paced. This allowed for quirky comments and sarcastic quips, which added to the humour of the overall novella.
Comedy was conveyed well, and the mix of jokes, zombies, and a stereotypical British setting reminded me very…
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