10 Minutes From Home: Episodes 1-4
by Bill Howard
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Welcome to Bill Howard's 10 Minutes From Home: Episodes 1 - 4. A post-apocalyptic love story, focusing on one man's journey through a world of the undead.
Here's the synopsis:
When a viral outbreak hits Toronto, Denny Collins and his best friend Thom Washington find themselves trapped over 100 km from Denny’s home in a town called Pontypool, where his wife and daughter remain. As the streets begin to teem with violence, they must first find safety, then find a way out of the now deadly metropolis.
Denny, Thom and Isabel have escaped the madness of the streets and found a way out of the city. A long trek through the sewers takes them away from the dangers of Toronto, but as they get onto rural roads, a quiet country house may not only hold supplies and shelter, but may hold some answers.
In the relative safety of a mall, Denny, Thom and Isabel take advantage of the situation and stock up on supplies. They meet John, a security guard, who tells them that there may be an even greater danger from the local uninfected visitors.
Seeing the imminent danger at the Bramford Apartments, Denny, Thom and Isabel return to the infested building to warn their newfound friends. But will they find a way to get everyone out of the high rise, which is teeming with legions of the infected?
"Bill Howard's 10 Minutes from Home might start out like a standard apocalyptic zombie novel, with scenes that could be taken straight out of a Romero script, but it slowly unfolds into a well narrated love story about one of the most harrowing experiences a couple might have to face. Bonus for those of you located in Ontario: there are plenty of references to genre hot spots, such as the town of Pontypool and Toronto's Bloor Cinema." Jessa Sobczuk – Rue Morgue Magazine
“Heartbreaking and soulful, 10 Minutes from Home is one gut-wrenching read I will not forget. This is one meta-cool book!" - John Palisano, author of NERVES
“A purely cinematic, heart-pounding and thrilling story.” – Susan Curran, Director of Marketing, Anchor Bay Canada
“Folks, you need to read this book! Bill is an amazing writer and what he has forged here is a zombie lovers must have. George A. Romero himself could not have penned a better zombie tale! Check it out! Great job Bill!” – Brad Mavin – Proo(f) Paranormal
“So many things I never saw coming, a definite adrenaline rush while reading! I felt myself reading faster as the pace picked up. This is a book I would read over and over again.” – Paul Silliphant – Proo(f) Paranormal
- Books of the Dead Press, February 2013
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