Review: The Swiss Family RobinZOM (Book 5) The Classic Family Adventure... Now With Zombies! by: Perrin Briar
A shipwreck; a deserted island; a horde of zombies; a single family fighting to survive.
A new type of zombie has made an entrance on the island. It is the virus in its purest form, bypassing any limitations the human consciousness might have imposed on it. The family come against the most difficult adversary they have yet faced. The solution to their problem comes from the most unlikeliest of places.
The classic tale, inspired by Robinson Crusoe, written by Johann David Wyss, adapted by Perrin Briar, is an adrenalin-pumping adventure of zombie survival. If your family was trapped on an island, what would you do?
Okay now in this part of the book the family starts off seeming to have fun. I mean they have been through a lot on the island from scavenging shipwrecks, to learning how to grow food, tame wild animals to even killing zombies and making traps. So it is nice to see that they are having a bit of fun, but we all know this book is not meant to be fun for anyone especially the Robinson's. As they are racing around the island they end up meeting a new kind of zombie which they end up naming the Spinner. It is not your average zombie it is something more scary, something that is not easily defeated. Have the Robinson's finally met their match on this island or will they survive? We see the baby of the family Francis come into action to save the day.
The only weird thing I had with the book is beginning I mean it seemed to far out there with the riding of different animals, one of them I was kind of like what? How did that come ashore, but I guess being in a book that means anything goes, and that won't affect the rating!
The zombies in this one were kind of mild (not that they weren't strong just you have to read the book) until towards the ending, now it has me wondering are the Robinson's just now meeting their match or is there something more sinister, more powerful just waiting to come ashore.
Perrin Briar is an English author best-known for his Blood Memory series, black comedy Keeping Mum, and revenge tale Square. He was born in Huntingdon, grew up in Norfolk, graduated from Bournemouth, worked in London, and then chucked it all in to live in South Korea.
He has written for BBC radio, and worked in the production and development departments of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.