From Despair to Where
Zombie fiction from Oliver Smith
From Despair to Where is a fast-paced page-turner, here’s a short overview.
What would you do if you locked yourself away for days on end, away from the media, friends, colleagues, and family; working on some menial task for work, only to go to the shop to buy milk and find out that people were eating people? Meet Jack.
What would you do if you were to watch the world turn on its head, trapped in your city centre apartment? How do you survive the growing numbers of flesh-eating monsters, metres down on the street? Meet Lucy.
From Despair to Where is a fast-paced thriller set at the start of a pandemic: a virus that turns the dead into animated corpses with an insatiable hunger. It chronicles the lives of Jack and Lucy in their quest to let go of the past and adapt to a new existence.
A journey to find a home is difficult when you’re surviving with only the skills acquired in the civilised world, throw in deranged and psychopathic survivors, and that passage becomes much more fraught. Jack and Lucy however, have little choice, they must find a place to call home to have any hope of surviving.
Loss. Fear. Hope.
From Despair to Where
The debut novel from Oliver Smith.
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I heard a scream outside and rushed to the window to look down on the street. Below my apartment, a young woman struggled with a man, the man grabbed the girl’s arm and bit her. I saw the blood so I knew it was serious.
One of the best dystopian novels?
Someone might think so, but that’s too big a statement to make. Is it a good story? We think so.
What is From Despair to Where all about?
Aside from being a rather good Manic Street Preachers song, From Despair to Where is a dystopian zombie book that features an average man and a strong woman with a lot of people in-between. It’s a story of survival, hope, loss, good, bad, friendship, love, life and death.
The book looks at both the past and the future as the characters reflect on the world that no longer exists and the stark reality of a world full of flesh eating monsters, prowling with an endless hunger.
Set in England, From Despair to Where’s protagonists seek a place to survive and call home. However, with psychopathic survivors and reanimated corpses, that journey is perilous.
From Despair to Where looks at how people cope with a global catatrophe, some of it ugly, some of it beautiful, and is a book of hope rather than a book of tragedy.
A little about Oliver
Hello, I’m Oliver and I’m an avid reader and love a good dystopian novel. I also enjoy sci-fi, thrillers and the occasional classic.
I always wanted to write a book and being made redundant gave me the time to actually pull my finger out. So I wrote a book, and I really hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I think it’s a rollocking read, but I would say that wouldn’t I!
Aside from reading, I still consider myself a gifted number 10 on the football pitch. But, with legs growing more weary and two young boys to look after, I’m mostly playing with lego and reading Julia Donaldson books.
If you’re a zombie book fan, or even if not, I think you’ll enjoy the story. AND, you can download the sample for free at Amazon to see if you’re into it.
Thanks for reading.