And the will to live amongst the unliving.
Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.
Contains graphic language and scenes of violence.
The Complete Series Order:
Mountain Man: Prequel
Book 1: Mountain Man
Book 2: Safari
Book 3: Hellifax
Book 4: Well Fed
Also: The Hospital (a single short story, also part of the collection "Cauldron Gristle." This story happens six months before the events of "Mountain Man.")
"Mountain Man" has been optioned for film.
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Someone knows about hard drinking
I enjoyed the introspective parts of the book and about Gus with isolation and battling his drinking. The other parts are standard zombie stuff which I like but what set it Apart was the man isolated in his mountain with his thoughts.
Keith Blackmore is one of my new favorite writers. I just finished every book in the Mountain Man series and my only regret is not reading them slower!
Keith writes in a way that is just pure raw, dark, thrilling and often hilarious. I absolutely love the writing style in this series and the journey Keith takes you through is out of this world.
I particularly love the way Keith captures the first person view of different characters throughout the series. Looking at the world through the eyes and mind of a serial killer and others is captured in such a real and exciting way that is rare to find.
I know there probably won't be another Mountain Man book in this series, but I'll still keep my fingers crossed!
I can't really tell you why I wasn't crazy about this book. I look forward to the gradual unfolding of the zombie apocalypse in the U.S. You know- the one we voted on. I love zombies. These zombies were good. The writing was good. It delivered the images. I felt a little sympathy for the characters- maybe that's it. I only felt a little sympathy. The behaviors described were not unrealistic. I mean, I get it. But ultimately, I'm rooting for the zombies. I hope they win.