REVIEW: Detour to Apocalypse: A Rot Rods Serial, Part 1 – Michael Panush


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.


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