BOOK REVIEW: Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose

Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose

Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose

Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose
Publication date: June 17, 2013
Genres: New Adult, horror, zombies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy


A fatal virus—a biowarfare experiment unleashed on an unsuspecting world—has reduced the once-mighty United States to a smattering of tribes dueling for survival in the lawless wilderness. The disease-free folk known as Settlers barricade themselves in small villages, determined to keep out the highly contagious Spewers—infected humans who cannot die from the virus but spread the seeds of death from the festering blisters that cover their bodies.

Tanner Kline is a trained Sweeper, sworn to exterminate Spewers roaming the no-man’s-land surrounding his frightened community. As all Settlers do, Tanner dismisses them as little more than savages—until he meets his match in Spewer protector Lila. But when hunter and hunted clash, their bloody tango ignites a firestorm of fear and hatred. Now, no one is safe from the juggernaut of terror that rages unchecked, and the fate of humanity hangs on questions with no answers: Who’s right, who’s wrong . . . and who’s going to care if everyone’s dead?

*My Book Review*

DISCLAIMER: This book/eBook being reviewed was provided free of charge by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Seriously, this is one of the best post-apocalyptic zombie books I’ve read in a while! Probably because it looks at both parties equally. Actually, maybe not completely equally. The author starts out telling us the typical zombie story. There is a character called Tanner who is fighting the good fight by ridding the world of Spewers – what they call the infected.

It’s all good, you totally hate the Spewers because, you know, they’re the baddies. But then the author turns your beliefs on their head by introducing the Spewer viewpoint. Suddenly they aren’t just savages that are spreading their contagions around all willy-nilly.

They are humans too.

And this is where I completely fell in love with the book! I really wouldn’t call the Spewers zombies by any far stretch of the imagination, but I don’t really know what other category to lump them under either, so I will stick with that label for now.

So, if you want a great new take on the zombie genre, I really can’t praise this one highly enough! There were a few faults that a final proofread would have fixed up, and a few moments there when things didn’t quite add up – once again, a final proofread could have picked this up, but, overall, this novel is worth the few flaws.

I am giving Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose 4.5 out of 5 stars!





About the Author

William Todd Rose writes dark, speculative fiction from his home in West Virginia. His short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his work includes the novels Cry Havoc, The Dead & Dying, and The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People, and the novella Apocalyptic Organ Grinder. For more information on the author, including links to bonus content, please visit him online.


About mrszoomby

When I'm not writing or crocheting, I'm training for the zombie apocalypse.
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2 Responses to BOOK REVIEW: Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose

  1. OOh, this does sound good. Thanks so much for the review!

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