Jango has spent the last few days holed up in a hotel, blissfully aware that the zombie apocalypse has broken out. He quickly finds out though!
Jango is the sort of protagonist I can get behind. Brave, perhaps to the point of recklessness, and defender of the underdog. A guy who might look like an ordinary joe, but push the right buttons and he will unleash his fury upon you! Amidst all that he still has time for a donut and meet a talking dog which gets a massive thumbs up from me.
Recovering from PTSD, Jango is convinced that the world will soon come to an end and to be fair he’s not wrong. His reversion back to battle mode informs much of his thinking as he leaves the safety of his motel room and takes the zombies on. I thought this was handled really well with a good use of internal monologue. There’s plenty of pop culture references which I love, as well as to the old classics, like Jango’s code of conduct being crudely fashioned on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. There’s a big dollop of humour too- the interaction between Sonja (like Red Sonja) and Jango had me almost in tears. There are a few nouns and phrases I’d like to pilfer from that scene I can tell you! The relationship between them is well written and as realistic as it can be given it develops in the face of imminent death at the hands of zombies. In fact, it’s quite touching.
I would definitely read more of the “Jango books”…. I’m also quite keen to get my hands on one of his fighting sticks. You never know when that zombie apocalypse is going to come.
Currently this is a bargain at 99p on Amazon and free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Paperbacks are also available.
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