Review of “Five Days Dead: The End of Everything is About to Begin” by Spanish Fork Author James L. Davis
This new sci-fi/fantasy book by Spanish Fork author James L. Davis has the perfect title for October reading. It’s as creepy as it sounds. What is more terrifying than flesh-eating zombies?
Davis started writing material for a series of books when he was a 12 yearold with a vivid imagination. “Five Days Dead” is the first book he has published after more than 30 years of “being harassed by the people who live in his head and scream at his brain.”
Although it took a few decades, he remembers when the characters were first put down on paper.
“I was pestering my mom for something to do and because I’m fairly good at being a pest, she told me to go write a book,” Davis responded when asked why he wrote the book. “I thought it sounded like a fine idea. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. I’ve written on and off ever since and have been starting and stopping with this series of books since then.”
The premise of the book started as a simple short story, but evolved into a 350 page novel filled with mythical maniacal creatures and a severely flawed hero who battles demons within himself and all around him.
“The book ‘Five Days Dead’ is a prelude to a series of novels, but the seed of this novel really started as a short story,” Davis explained.” I just had this character in my head, Harley Nearwater. He is not a very nice man and he does some pretty outlandish things. I had him facing an impossible situation in the short story where he had to make a difficult choice. This character, Harley Nearwater, was meant to only be a minor character in the series, but he simply will not let me be.”
Davis said that some of his ideas about how our world could look in the future, came from travelling through Utah’s Carbon and Emery Counties. He wondered what would happen if energy was free for everyone.
“In the world of ‘Five Days Dead’, not only is energy a basic human right, but so is medical, housing transportation and even income” Davis said. “It should be paradise but it isn’t. Humanity is rotting and the earth itself has turned against us.”
It’s a book that comes with an “adult readers only” warning label due an abundance of graphic violence. The main character gets drunk, smokes cigarettes and has a long way to go before his cowboy boots are on the right path – so it’s a guy book.
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The book is available as a paperback or eBook on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel, and as an eBook on IBook, Google Play, and Kobo. The eBook is $3.99 and the paperback is $11.82. Contact the author by email at email@example.com or www.jamesldavis2.com