It’s the 1950s and America is in the grips of the cold war; the threat of communism is nigh, and on the outskirts of La Cruz, California, Roscoe, a Nash-Healey driving zombie, is chasing down a scientist in a UFO.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but was intrigued simply by the first line of the blurb ‘Roscoe is a hot rod-riding zombie.’ A zombie, who’s not your average brain-eating Walking Dead-style zombie, riding sports cars in the 1950s? Yeh, that’ll grab my attention.
Detour to Apocalypse has the feel of a B-Movie from the era it’s set in. A cacophony of science-fiction with some flashy fast cars and a few cult-obsessed kooks, and perhaps that is what rescues Detour: Michael Panush does not try to make this book into anything that it’s not.
If you’re looking for an easy, fast-paced science fiction read, then Detour to Apocalypse is definitely worth checking out, but don’t expect Shakespeare.
I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.