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The Scattered and the Dead (Book 2.0): Post Apocalyptic Fiction by [McBain, Tim, Vargus, L.T.]
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Bring out your dead. The Scattered and the Dead series continues with 632 more pages of post-apocalyptic survival.

With 99.7% of the population dead and gone for coming up on six months, what's left of humanity is scarred, sinewy, whittled into something lean and hard. But the scattered survivors are still here.

Life goes on. Something like life, anyway.

The worst of their first post-apocalyptic winter may be behind them, but the scattered enter spring with dwindling supplies. Some will fortify their current residences and double down on their scavenging efforts. Others will leave all behind to journey into the unknown.

But violence and death wait behind all corners in the empty world. Every crossing of paths turns to conflict. Every choice carries the weight of life and death.

Not all will survive these encounters.

Catch up with Erin, Izzy, Baghead, Delfino, Ray, Lorraine and more as the Scattered and the Dead saga continues to unfold. BOOK 2.0 picks up where BOOK 1.5 left off.

Recommended reading order for the Scattered and the Dead series:

The Scattered and the Dead (Book 0.5)

The Scattered and the Dead (Book 1)

The Scattered and the Dead (Book 1.5)

The Scattered and the Dead (Book 2.0)

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  • Print Length: 632 pages
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  • Publisher: Smarmy Press (9 September 2016)
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  • Language: English
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Here we are again, back into the amazing post-apocalyptic world lovingly crafted by Tim and Lex. With the novella's in-between fleshing out and introducing some of the characters we get in these full numbered books, you really start to sympathize, if not empathize with the people left behind from the grand-mal of all apocalypses, with zombies, disease, nuclear fallout and the baser instincts of human nature to contend with, the slightly un-balanced become monsters and the nice guy always seems to finish at the bottom of the heap.

As always, Tim and Lex do a great job of sucking you in to the multiple story lines and people, making each character distinct within their own right with only their trademark descriptors bleeding through from chapter to chapter. The suspense they built and drama within the world and characters as they start to cross paths in ways that have your heart beating is on par with anything written by Stephen King, Dean Koontz or James Patterson with of course the twists and turns we have come to expect by this great writing team.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!!! 13 September 2016
By Michael J - Published on
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This series is not typical of the "zombie apocalypse" genre. While there is violence, it's not gratuitous violence. Instead, the focus is on the characters,and transporting the reader into this gritty dark world where they can observe these characters as they struggle, each in their own way, to adjust to their new reality.

If you haven't read the other books in the series, I recommend starting there first, but I don't think it's entirely required. There is continuity between the books, and I personally found interesting to follow the developments and see how each character adapted to their new life.

The story jumps around, following some characters only a few months after the event, and some characters many years later. It may sound confusing, but it does work, and it's interesting to note the contrast.

I found some portions of the book very poignant, and the story was certainly unpredictable. McBain and Vargus have a knack for VERY vivid mental imagery. I found the story very engaging and stayed up until nearly 4:00 am to finish it.

If you're already a fan, and have read the other books, then this is a "must read!"
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant continuation of an already amazing series! 3 October 2016
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TSATD 2.0 continues the story of the survivors of the numerous mass extinction events as the winter turns to spring and life attempts to carry on.
The main focus of this book is on Erin and Izzy, Ray, Lorraine and their encampment of survivors, and Decker, and Teddy in the most recent months after civilization ceased to exist.

Baghead and Defino also continue to figure prominently in the future segments of the book. In this portion, we are also introduced to a new character: “The Father”, a mysterious, yet very powerful man who rules over a large post-apocalyptic settlement.

I really had a hard time putting this one down and I loved how all of the storylines are starting to come together. The addition of “Squirrelman” in Erin and Izzy’s timeline was a nice change of pace and I loved seeing Erin struggle with having her authority threatened and tested. As the trio now set out for bigger and better places and stray closer and closer to the domain of Teddy the psychopath, I felt genuine anxiety for the group as I kept hoping that these paths would not cross.

And speaking of crossing paths, our resident agoraphobic, Decker, who watched the end of the world from the seclusion of his apartment all those months ago has found himself right smack in the middle of the new settlement that is being nurtured by Ray and Lorraine. To see him struggle with daily human interaction and his attempts to fit in (or not) made for a good story.

The future portions of the story set in the compound controlled by “The Father” I can only describe as “bleak”. Nine years after basically the end of the world, and people are still flocking to charismatic personalities like moths to a flame. For as advanced as these people were after basically losing everything, there was also a primitiveness to it all… very Jonestowny or Heaven’s Gateish.

I would definitely recommend not reading this one until after TSATD 1.0 so that the storylines and events to date make sense but if you have the time and are so inclined I would also recommend reading the interim books (0.5 and 1.5). While not necessary to understand the dynamic of this world, these in between books have been instrumental in introducing new characters and providing a backstory to who they are and how they came to be in the world where we find them.

About 90% in, I had developed a few theories about what was going to transpire in the closing chapters of the book. While I was sort of correct on one account, I was completely wrong on the other. This provided a twist that I had not even seen coming and… it completely knocked my socks off! Now I start my long wait until the next installment to find out how the current and future survivors are faring.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not your grandpa's zombie apocalypse 15 September 2016
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Some post-apocalyptic zombie stories are so predictable that the only thing keeping you reading is the zombie-head-smashing action. Some are so full of zombie-head-smashing that you can't see the cardboard-cutout-characters for the blood. Some are so focused on methodical survival that they could be the curriculum for a prepper's TEOTWAWKI course. And some are so dark that you can't imagine anyone wanting to survive in that sick new future, let alone actually thrive in it. But The Scattered and the Dead is not like any of those post-apocalyptic zombie stories. In this series, Vargus and McBain have struck an incredible balance between character, action, story, survival, dark, light, and oh yeah, zombies. It's the total package.

Weaving together strands from the characters who fascinated us from the previous books with unpredictable newcomers, The Scattered and the Dead Book 2 takes us on a journey through the worst of human nature: A sadistic psycho driven to torture and kill. A corrupt community where no one is going to punish a murderer because he has connections. The creation of a cult by false prophets preying on their follower's desperate desire for miracles. The realities of scarcity and the lengths the survivors will go to take supplies from each other.

However, unlike some post-apocalyptic series, The Scattered and the Dead isn't a complete condemnation of humanity. The authors didn't just slap some evil characters onto the page and call it a day. They built real, living, breathing humans out of words, then let those humans interact with the world. What came out was dark, definitely, but there was light in it, too. Book 2 is both a look at how awful humans can be to each other...and how beautiful they can be to each other. While reading, you get a sense of hope, a sense that maybe goodness can even survive a zombie apocalypse. The darkness in these books just accentuates the moments of light all the more.

Of course, there's also a bunch of zombie-smashin', Bind Torture Killin', and revenge-soaked deliciousness in there, too. Even more of the disparate strands our favorite author duo started with are coming together in new, sick, and satisfying ways. If you see this ending coming, then you should probably check with your local psychic, because you might be clairvoyant. It's so inevitable and yet so unpredictable--and that makes it downright awesome. Just read it already!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this series 14 September 2016
By Rain - Published on
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If you need a world to get lost in, if you need a series of books to devote some time to, if you need to escape for a while, this is your ticket. Start with book .5 and read them all, you won't be disappointed. It's horror but it's thoughtful horror. It's more about people than zombies, and it's wonderful. I love these books.
This installment is a big one, and it's probably going to surprise you. There are some major changes in the plot direction I wasn't expecting, and I'm probably not alone in that. There is always a whole lot of character development in their books, that's why we love them. But this one veers really far off what I initially expected. I appreciate how the authors manage to keep me guessing all the way to the end every time, and I can't wait for the next book!
Zombies aren't the only thing you have to worry about in the apocalypse, you know. They're a constant danger, but the human race always manages to be its own worst enemy, doesn't it? And the problems of human nature don't go away just because the world is ending. We like to think we are experts on our own species, but the human heart has dark corners. We place our trust in con men because they tell us what we want to believe, about the world, and about ourselves. We believe we know people, but how well can we really know anyone? How do we know who to trust? Sometimes we don't trust those closest to us, and sometimes doubting them could cost us everything. But how can we know? We think we know ourselves, but when we are lying to everyone else sometimes we don't actually know even our own hearts all that well. It's the end of the world but the the same things still matter. In the end it's all about our relationships, to one another and to ourselves, and when the stakes are this high the truth matters more than ever. If we are wrong we will lose everything.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best work of the Duo, to date! 17 September 2016
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From a virtual cornucopia of available post apocalyptic zombie fiction, the Scattered and the Dead series is the worm that crawls out from the others and wriggles it's way into your mashed potatoes. I truly believe this is the finest work to date from McBain and Vargus, containing just the right amounts of action, pathos, and introspection to deliver a full blown, five star read. The slowly converging plots of all the characters involved is only a bonus compared to their individual story lines, but knowing and having become invested in some of the characters from the previous books served to fill the entire book with dread. I hoped against hope that they wouldn't, no, surely, the authors wouldn't be so cruel as to... oh, they would? Perhaps I had forgotten who the authors were at some point, but let's just say that, yes; all your worse fears come true. What was I thinking? I found this entry in the series completely enjoyable to read, written, as it seems, in a fashion easier for the reader, less confusing somehow. The painstaking introspection that both elevated and mired some of the earlier works by this pair has been dialed down to a level that compliments the rest of the writing well, or the drama and suspense have been dialed up. Either way it works brilliantly, and has culminated in a novel that is terribly difficult to put down! If I had not suffered an untimely virus of my own the day it was released, I'm sure I would have read it straight through, but, as it was, it was a perfect companion to NyQuil, soup and tea.
While you could enjoy this book as a one off, I assure you the preceding titles of the series will add so much to your appreciation of the story. I implore the authors for more of the series, and with haste!