Book Review: Dead Meat – Day 0

Hello Book Lovers!

Didn’t think you’d hear from me again so soon, did ya? Well, ha! I gotcha!

It turns out that last weekend I completely finished one of my classes for grad school and the other class is about to wrap up, so my blissful retreat from grad school is coming sooner than expected. I had a little time on my hands, so I decided to begin a series I’ve been dying (pun intended) to try out.

Today I’m sharing my book review of Dead Meat, Day 0 by Nick Clausen.

Now if you’ve been keeping up with my book reviews, you might know that in the past year I’ve become a hardcore fan of Nick Clausen.  He’s an extremely talented author, and I’ve read a great many of his short stories and several of his novels. I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing him personally (check that out here).

I’ll leave a couple links below should you be interested in checking those out, though I will say that many are available for free if you join his newsletter. And guess what? This book is the same! I highly recommend considering joining, and you can always unsubscribe if you don’t enjoy his work, though I doubt that given my awesome experiences thus far.

Alright, so did this book measure up to my other experiences? Keep reading to find out!

Past Nick Clausen Review Links

Short Story Review – Intruder

Short Story Review – Beast

Book Review – They Come at Night

Book Review – The Girl Who Wasn’t There


The exciting beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

What happened to set it all off? Who was responsible for the disaster? And could it have been avoided? You’ll find all the answers in Day 0.

Whether you already read the Dead Meat series or haven’t begun yet, you can enjoy Day 0.


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The Review

With grad school, I’ve been waiting for the right time to start this series. Boy am I glad I did!

As the blurb suggests, this book is about how the zombie apocalypse began.

We follow Dennis, a mentally handicapped teenager and his pagan mom. Dennis goes over to deliver eggs to old Ms. Esther and gets much more than he bargained for. What happens after sets in motion a terrifying course of events that will forever change the world.

This was a quick 1-2 hour read for me, and I had a great time.

I liked Dennis as a character. He’s not the sharpest tool in the box due to a brain fever from when he was a child, but his perspective was entertaining and easy to follow, perfect for an intro into this series. His mom was completely awful if you ask me, but she moved things along and had good intentions (you know what they say about good intentions, right?).

The writing was very smooth and it was easy to keep blazing through.

Obviously, the plot is the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, so I was excited to find out just how that would happen. I was pleasantly surprised at what the actual cause was, but I won’t spoil that for anyone. Trigger warning, there is a theme of animal sacrifice within this book. I’m really sensitive to that theme, but Clausen did keep it tasteful and didn’t go into much gory detail, which I greatly appreciate.

Overall, this was a great setup to hopefully many more zombie horrors and perfect for any zombie lover. Definitely worth a read!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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