Rot & Ruin - WikipediaIn the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human. Buy the Box Set of all 4 Hardback Books! Read about the latest news on the film and television production here! Follow Benny and his friends as they leave behind the safety of their fenced-in town to search for the living in the world of the dead.
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry Book Review
Benny Imura is a fifteen-year-old boy who lives with his older half-brother Tom. Although Benny was only eighteen months old at the time, it left a memory that burned deep within him and caused an emotional rift between him and his brother that grew wider with each passing year. The brothers live in the safe community of Mountainside where a number of survivors reside. Inside the walls of this safe zone, life resumes as normal. Food is grown, adults have jobs and responsibilities, and children go to school.
It only took the first two or three chapters to find me deeply immersed in this novel. The story surrounds Benny, a fifteen-year-old, growing up in a zombie-infested world and is basically his coming of age story. I couldn't help but become attached to the characters in this book. Benny and his brother Tom, Benny's girlfriend but "not the girlfriend," Nix. There is her competition, the Wild Girl. Finally, there are Benny's heroes Charlie Pink-eye and the Hamme.
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It is an example of post- zombie apocalypse setting. Based upon the short story of the same name, the full length novel was released in the United States September and in United Kingdom March The novel is a third-person narrative that follows the protagonist, Benny Imura. Upon release, the book was generally well-received and received a majority of positive reviews. Fourteen years after the zombie outbreak , most living humans are spread out in small settlements just barely getting by. The communities rely on traders who pass through and the sparse gardens that a few people cultivate.