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Day by Day Armageddon [Paperback]

J. L. Bourne
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Sept. 29 2009 Day By Day Armageddon
Once on the fringes of horror, the “zombie apocalypse,” has become one of the most buzzworthy genres in popular culture. Now, in Day by Day Armageddon, J.L. Bourne delivers an intelligent, gripping thriller that will leave both new and die-hard zombie fans breathless.

Sporadic news reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through U.S. cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the Earth as the new dominant species in the food chain.This is the handwritten journal depicting one man’s struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter if you will into his world. The world of the undead.

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J.L. Bourne is on active duty as a commissioned US Naval officer. He lives in Arkansas. Visit him at before the online servers rust out of post-apocalyptic existence.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great zombie book for anyone to read! Jan. 11 2007
Great story about a U.S Air Force pilot who, when the dead start to rise, made the decision to try and survive on his own rather than sit in a military bunker, waiting to be saved. Was this a good choice? Read the book and find out, I am sure you will love it.

Written as a diary, it gives the reader a different, and very refreshing perspective. Once you start reading it, I am sure that like me, you will not want to put it down. The story never gets dull or boring, nor does it go to the extreme in a vain attempt to simply keep you reading. The characters are well built, interesting, and realistic. Unlike many books, the characters in the story feel as if they could be real, thus helping the reader really connect with them and their situation.

This is the first of at least two books. The other is expected to be published sometime in early 2010 as "Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armageddon". There is also one chapter (located at the end of the book) of another book being written by the same author, of another story set in the same universe as this book. The other book is to be called "Dead Land". Though no release date has been set as of yet.

Though one thing is sure, by the time you get to the end of this first book, you will be dying to get your hands on the second one to see what happens next!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Escape to a Scary World Aug. 8 2010
By Jeffrey Swystun TOP 50 REVIEWER
This book delivers on all the aspects of zombie apocalypse fiction that I enjoy: a rapidly disintegrating world, scary scenarios of survival, and more or less traditional zombies. The format of the main character capturing his story in a journal can be disjointed and clumsy but here it works. And to be honest, this is not high-fiction but it sure is entertaining and fast-paced. Lines like this give you a taste for what is in store: "America, I'm sorry to report that despite our best efforts, this disease has broken the bonds of our containment measures. It is no longer safe to inhabit larger cities. Safe zones are being established on the outskirts of high population areas and will be open to those not infected." If you are fan of zombie and/or post-apocalyptic fiction, you will enjoy this contribution. I also encourage you to visit the author's website, [...], for his list of other books in this genre.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great tale of survival Aug. 9 2010
By Joyeuse
I first came across this story a few years ago, back when it was posted like a blog for free on a website. Eventually I lost the link and he took most of it down for publishing or something. Finally I found it was available for purchase so I scooped it up.

The book is short but it's the way it should be. The diary point of view combined with the believable writing make is a great read. Additionally, his twist on the genre part way through was interesting and scary.

I heartily recommend this and its sequel, "Day By Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile". Well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Far Better than Expected Jan. 16 2014
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Have to admit, lately a lot of the post-apok fiction I have been trying has seriously disappointed me.

This novel started off with that against it. I started reading it expecting it to be crap.

I was only twenty pages or so in when I started getting into it....a lot.

The manner of writing draws you in. You come to care about the character, and be interested in what is going on, and those two things are (at least to me) key to a good story.

By the time I got to the end, I was won over enough to try the second part so I ordered it. I really wanted to know what happened next.

I cannot really find stuff to say without filling this with spoilers. I highly recommend you give at least the first one of the trilogy, a shot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a great series Dec 16 2013
By Colby
Format:Kindle Edition
Found this book completely by chance several years ago and have been hooked ever since. Definitely a big fan of the guy and the way he writes his books. Decided I should throw a review down just so if there is somebody out there looking to get into a good series at least I would be part of the decision. Its a fun book, you can help but love the main character. The attention to detail is fantastic and he really brings to light lots of things that most post apocalyptic stories never even brush on. Do yourself a favour and get into this series
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept, Bad Execution June 4 2013
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I was so excited to read Day by Day Armageddon, especially after I read World War Z. This book however was too removed from the zombie aspect. It fell into the trap of failing to keep the zombies scary once the protagonists had found various forms of shelter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a vvery good read Dec 28 2012
I got this book as a gift and I have to say, I really enjoyed it, it reads well and the plot does not slow down.I like the way the story builds to the point where you know that all hell is going to break lose.As he collects survivors, the main character really grows on you and you start hoping that he survives everything that continues to happen, the zombie plague, the nuclear fallout, the bandits, equipment breaking down etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting Zombie novel Jan. 12 2010
The most interesting thing about this novel is that it's written journal/blog style, with dated and timed entries, so you can easily follow the timeline of the story.

It follows a USN pilot who wakes up from a hangover on News Years Day to learn about a plague sweeping through Asia, which eventually makes its way to North America. Being a military type, he goes out and stocks up on food, water and ammo before most other people think to, then gets to work on turning his home into a fortress. Eventually he is forced from his home by a series of events beyond his control and seeks to survive the unsurvivable.

Overall, I thought it was a good novel, but not a great one. The characters suffer emotionally as well as physically, and the author is technically sound when it comes to explaining weapons and planes. but there are errors that irked me. It was all the little things that struck me as odd. How does a US Navy pilot not even vaguely know about all the major military installations in the state where he is stationed? To me that seemed odd, given his otherwise encyclopedic knowledge of everything else military. Heck, I'm Canadian and seem to have a better grasp on US bases then the protagonist. That might seem minor to some, but for me it was a real sticking point. I also didn't like how the book ended so abruptly.

Frankly, if you sound intrigued by the book, go to Bourne's website ([...]) and download the first couple of chapters for free, then decide on whether or not to buy it. Odds are, if you're a zombie fan, you will.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book but short
I thoughouhly enjoyed reading this book. It is easy to read and while not very suspenseful, kept me entertained and genuinely wanted to keep reading. Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2011 by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Zombie Book I have Read
I truly recommend this book if you are a fan of the zombie genre. It is a marvelous day to day (just like the title) portrayal of the feeling of an Armageddon situation. Read more
Published on Jan. 11 2011 by sm3z
5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamite Read
If you can get past the diary format, this is a great quick read, perfect for a weekend fright. Very much in the same vein of Max Brooks, this new author seems to have a good voice... Read more
Published on Nov. 17 2010 by IDGS
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty easy read...
Pretty short read, less than 200 pages. I can see a pre-teen liking it, but I was disappointed. The story pretty much followed a formula, not much suspense.
Published on Nov. 14 2010 by BJD
5.0 out of 5 stars Drags you in kicking and screaming
Having just finished the zombie survival guide and being disappointed in world war Z I needed something to quench my thirst for zombie apocalypse. Read more
Published on Nov. 10 2010 by CrashMan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
I like to play the fire-side game of "what would you do in a zombie apocolypse?"...this book gave me some good ideas! Read more
Published on Oct. 11 2010 by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE THAN JUST A ZOMBIE STORY
Wow, this was a surprise! Before I begin I should tell you that I've never read a Zombie book in my life and I'm not a fan of the genre(although I did think Shawn Of The Dead was... Read more
Published on Sept. 6 2010 by Buggy
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