Tiny Navajo Reads: Deck Z

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March 11, 2019 by TinyNavajo

Deck Z: the Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead. by Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon

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*Published September 21, 2012*

deck zThis was a book I won in my library’s summer reading program a couple of years ago, and I figured it was finally time that I read the damn book. And I did. And it was better than I expected!

It’s 1912, and German scientist Theodor Weiss has just discovered a strange new plague that transforms its victims into soulless, flesh-eating monsters. As he studies one of the plague victims, Weiss uncovers a sinister military plot to use the disease as a weapon, and decides to run away with the sole vial of the zombie virus. And what better place to hide than on the world’s largest ocean liner, the Titanic? Unfortunately, Weiss is being followed by a vengeful secret agent who is determined to get the vial back at any cost. Now the virus has spread and the undead are running rampant aboard the Titanic! As the doomed ship steams at top speed toward an iceberg, it’s up to Weiss, a young passenger, the captain, and the crew to stop the carnage. This gory page-turner reveals the grisly untold story of what really happened on the world’s most famous ship.

I think what I enjoyed most about this book was that it gave a different reason as to why the majority of steerage on the Titanic did not make it onto the lifeboats, were there enough lifeboats in the first place. I like this alternative universe and how much someone will do what they can in order to not let this plague become a biological weapon. Yet, once on the Titanic, that is exactly what it becomes; the plague is set loose and zombies now roam the ship, looking to satiate their endless hunger.

Do you like it when well known events have some behind the scenes features added like this book? Or do you want things to be left alone? Comment below and let me know!

 

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