Quickie Review: Gimme Shelter Anthology

Posted September 19, 2012 by Una in 4.5 stars, Rating A, Urban Fantasy Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gimme Shelter
Editor: J.R. Blackwell 
Release Date: Jan. 15, 2012
Publisher: Galileo Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Anthology, Horror
Format(s): e-book
Book Source: Purchased
About the book:
The Zombies Are Here!
Gimme Shelter, the anthology of the zombie Apocalypse, is about zombies, survival, fathers and daughters, teenagers making out, guns, awkward third dates, reality TV gone wrong, and having a sense of humor in the face of impending disaster. It’s a love letter to horror, zombies and the apocalypse.
Gimme Shelter features all-new fiction from Filamena Young, Jared Axelrod, PJ Schnyder, Christiana Ellis, Peter Woodworth, Tee Morris, Mur Lafferty, Rob Wieland, David A. Hill Jr., Phillipa Ballentine, Chuck Wendig, and J.R. Blackwell.
The fiction in Gimme Shelter was created as a special thank you to the Kickstarter supporters of Shelter in Place. 

What Una is talking about:
Gimme Shelter is a collection of vignettes. Each is few pages that describe a moment or event in an aspect of post-apocalyptic zombie earth.  A different author crafted each one and they give a different point of view of the zombie apocalypse.  The contributions range from heartbreaking to touching to downright creepy!  There is a wide range of pathos while reading Gimme Shelter. I found it hauntingly wonderful.  
Although I was gifted Gimme Shelter as a paperback copy, my research for this quick review showed that it is only available in e-book format.  However, it is the perfect companion for a short wait at the doctor’s office, to board a plane, or while away an hour.  The moments captured by each author may linger in your thoughts.  They certainly did mine, as did several questions some posed.  What would you do in a similar situation?  How would you react?
All in all, it was an incredibly entertaining and witty read.  If you are interested in zombie urban fantasy but are unsure, you might want to pick up Gimme Shelter as a way to test out the genre.
Unas Rating:
Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)

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2 responses to “Quickie Review: Gimme Shelter Anthology

  1. Oh I did enjoy reading this as well. A completely different view on zombie apocalypse, but wonderfully done and entertaining. 🙂

    I found that only US residents can buy a print copy through Lulu. At least that’s where I got mine. 🙂

    Go glad to see you enjoyed it as much as I did.