Title: A Christmas Feast
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Series: Rot and Ruin Companion
In: A Fantastic Holiday Season (Kevin J. Anderson & Keith J. Olexa)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Christmas, Zombies
Format: Short story
Publisher: World Fire Press
5th sentence, 74th page: Dan couldn’t risk dragging him back out into the cold.
It’s always important to have your Christmas celebrations – even if it’s the end of the world and the beginning of a zombie apocalypse.
I love the setting of Christmas against a zombie apocalypse (or at least, that’s what the setting seemed to be to me)…
Christmas time is a time of plenty. Joy. Family. Giving. Zombie apocalypses are a time of… well, nothing. Death. Killing family. Taking anything and everything. So having the two in a story that was kind of hopeful, but also quite dark, twisty made my dark and twisty soul happy. What I loved most though is that although there is a great sense of Christmas and maybe a respite from the horrors of the world… there is also this kind of lingering feeling that they’re about to die in the most horrible of ways. Nothing like a horrible death to make you love the festive season.
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