I came across Nine Hours ‘Til Sunrise on Zombie Guide Magazine and the review was so positive that I decided to give it a read and do my own Nine Hours ‘Till Sunrise Book Review. The $0.99 price tag may have had a bit of an influence on my decision too.
I like to read but apart from Pet Sematary by Stephen King, I had never read a zombie novel before and guess that many people never even thought of that novel as a zombie novel. I have reviewed Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide but I actually read this book before that one. As I don’t have a lot of time on my hands, I rarely choose a book based on price either but whatever the reason, I read this book and enjoyed it.
Nine Hours ‘Till Sunrise was written by Better Hero Army. Better Hero Army is the pen name of American author Evan Ramspott. Under the Better Hero Army name, Evan writes about zombies, gargoyles, fairies, aliens, and pretty much anything that doesn’t belong in the mainstream (i.e., he writes about cool stuff).
Six mangy desperados, a beautiful woman, a deaf girl, a stash of rubies, and a horde of zombies. In the nine hours until sunrise, Ben and his gang discover the horrific secrets of a seemingly deserted town they find while looking for the man who betrayed them all. Nine Hours ‘Till Sunrise is a fast-paced, western-style zombie thriller.
This is a zombie story set in the wild west with an outlaw gang looking for a member who betrayed them and made off with a bag full of jewels. The end up in an almost deserted town just before nightfall and nightfall is when the ghouls come out to play. It’s a fast-paced story that covers one night in this town and follows these bandits as they try to reclaim their spoils while fighting off the undead. That’s the plot and basically they whole story. It’s a clever well-written story but ultimately it’s forgettable because of the lack of character development. I just didn’t care if they lived or died. Of course, most of them die. It is a zombie novel, after all.