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Keep Your Crowbar Handy... ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Keep Your Crowbar Handy... Author S.P. Durnin – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Zombies Not fun At all Jake O Connor can testify to that In fact, the recently dead rising to consume the living pretty much puts a permanent damper on someone s social life That is, unless your best Zombies Not fun At all Jake O Connor can testify to that In fact, the recently dead rising to consume the living pretty much puts a permanent damper on someone s social life That is, unless your best friend is a lunatic, you know a buxom martial arts enthusiast who likes to hit the clubs on the weekends, and your landlord collects engines of destruction Keep Your ePUB í like some people collect postage stamps Keep Your Crowbar Handy drops the reader headlong into the frightening but sometimes comical world of a zombie apocalypse, literally with a bang SP Durnin captures the craziness of it all by focusing on an unlikely group of survivors as they attempt to not drive each other crazy, work together despite some rather odd personality quirks, and stay alive in a city now full of the mobile dead A mix of tongue in cheek humor, apocalyptic action adventure, and proof that love doesn t always conquer all Sometimes, you just need to use a crowbar.


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  1. Shana Festa Shana Festa says:

    I bought Keep Your Crowbar Handy nearly a year ago, when it was a self published title and before it was picked up by Permuted Press.Back then, I gave the book four stars, but I ve got to hand it to Durnin and Permuted, they worked through the small issues I had with the book and the editing quality really improved.Keep Your Crowbar Handy is unique It s zombies, for sure, but the characters are intriguing and unique Do good journalist, Jake is standing in line at the pharmacy with his elderly I bought Keep Your Crowbar Handy nearly a year ago, when it was a self published title and before it was picked up by Permuted Press.Back then, I gave the book four stars, but I ve got to hand it to Durnin and Permuted, they worked through the small issues I had with the book and the editing quality really improved.Keep Your Crowbar Handy is unique It s zombies, for sure, but the characters are intriguing and unique Do good journalist, Jake is standing in line at the pharmacy with his elderly neighbor when a woman starts berating the employee attempting to help her Jake steps in and gives the woman a verbal tongue lashing in defense of the blue haired Asian girl behind the counter Kat sets him up with her roommate, Laurel, the Irish redhead, and it s love at first sight Don t worry about Kat, though, the sexy vixen hooks up with Jake s daredevil best friend, Allen.Lucky for Jake, his ex military landlord George is prepared for everything, including the zombie apocalypse Durnin does a great job starting out with action right off the bat The tension builds parallel to character development until the two meet in a clash.I also enjoyed the fact that there is no pussyfooting around The character s first reaction to the chaos is zombies They don t question what is going on, or try to come up with any cockamamie excuses So there is no time spent in denial.The first thing I did upon completing Keep Your Crowbar Handy was ask the author how long I had to wait until the next book That, in my opinion, is the true testament to a good book It engaged me enough to keep reading straight to the end and left me wanting to know what happens next The characters are solid, the plot is well structured and merely pushes at the boundaries of realism, making it just believable enough that the zompoc could really go down that way Oh, and the zombies are plentiful.If you enjoy fun zombie fiction with just a hint of a military feel, and want an easy read, Keep Your Crowbar Handy is the book for you 4.5 Stars from The Bookie Monster


  2. Cedric Nye Cedric Nye says:

    Awesome book S.P Durnin takes you on a wild ride through the Zombie Apocalypse, all the while showing us both the best of people, and the worst of people If you like Zombies, you will love this book If you like books, you will love this book And, now trust me when I say this if you like crow bars, yeah, YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK Keep Your Crowbar Handy by S.P Durnin was a very enjoyable read.


  3. Marcie pollack Marcie pollack says:

    I was lucky to receive this book free in exchange for a honest review so here goes Keep Your Crowbar Handy is a story about the Zombie Apocalypse, author S.P Durnin does a fine job capitalizing on Pop Culture by giving us a fresh, faced paced, page turner The beginning of the book is well done with the first few chapters of character development having a slightly different approach which I thoroughly enjoyed Poor Tracy. That s all I am sayin S.P created the perfect hero in Jake Jake is I was lucky to receive this book free in exchange for a honest review so here goes Keep Your Crowbar Handy is a story about the Zombie Apocalypse, author S.P Durnin does a fine job capitalizing on Pop Culture by giving us a fresh, faced paced, page turner The beginning of the book is well done with the first few chapters of character development having a slightly different approach which I thoroughly enjoyed Poor Tracy. That s all I am sayin S.P created the perfect hero in Jake Jake is the boy next door who has no idea how cool he actually is All the supporting characters in one word AWESOME As for the heroine. You will just need to read the book to find out This book has Great Bones a strong beginning that doesn t start out in utter chaos, a well developed middle filled with action, fighting and yep. even romance and a ending that surly promises MORE With that being said the editing of this book is not so good There are spelling and grammatical errors that should have been and still need to be corrected The other thing that I found annoying was the overuse of character references By the time I got to the last few chapters in the book I felt like screaming whenever I saw things like wild haired writer , sexy redhead , or indigo haired ninja, my poor brain kept trying to eliminated them All in all this was a good book and I did recommend it to friends. I can not wait to read the next book. I have to know what happens. And lastly. Being from Ohio. It was cool that the start of this story took place in Columbus


  4. Jason Brant Jason Brant says:

    The over the top skills and sexiness of all the main characters had me a little thrown off at first I couldn t quite place what the styling reminded me of until it I thought of Left 4 Dead The characters are hot, super tough, and zombie killing machines And, apparently, horny as hell.Not that I can blame them There isn t much to do at the end of the world.The main character, Jake, is in about as good a position as one can be in during the zombie apocalypse Guns Yup Safe place to stay Che The over the top skills and sexiness of all the main characters had me a little thrown off at first I couldn t quite place what the styling reminded me of until it I thought of Left 4 Dead The characters are hot, super tough, and zombie killing machines And, apparently, horny as hell.Not that I can blame them There isn t much to do at the end of the world.The main character, Jake, is in about as good a position as one can be in during the zombie apocalypse Guns Yup Safe place to stay Check Sexy women Oh yeah.This is definitely worth a read if you re a zombie freak who likes some action above, and under, the sheets


  5. Terri Terri says:

    The only thing I disliked about this book is the love triangle that went on for too long Otherwise, I really liked it


  6. Allison Pish Allison Pish says:

    All I can say is WOW Zombieswhat else can you say The style of writing, the characters the way he makes them seem so real many can t do that , his knowledge of different almost everything and something unique I thoroughly enjoyed it Book 2 I hope it isn t too long in the making, I am already antsy I am not a patient person when it comes to my books


  7. Brian Brian says:

    Pretty good easy read Kind of like Shaun of the dead though not as funny It s what you hope would happen in The zombie apocalypse, meet hot girls, get cool guns, find great hideouts, and no major characters die, unlike the other zombie book I m reading where it s heavy, hard and sad So this is a fun zombie series Enjoy


  8. C.T. Phipps C.T. Phipps says:

    It s like The Real World meets The Walking Dead If this combination intrigues you, you should definitely check out this novel If it sends you screaming in the other direction, then you should not Keep Your Crowbar Handy attempts to do something different with the zombie genre and forthan half the book is a subversion of your typical post apocalyptic tale Our protagonists manage to be impossibly lucky and have the right combination of people to not only survive the initial outbreak but It s like The Real World meets The Walking Dead If this combination intrigues you, you should definitely check out this novel If it sends you screaming in the other direction, then you should not Keep Your Crowbar Handy attempts to do something different with the zombie genre and forthan half the book is a subversion of your typical post apocalyptic tale Our protagonists manage to be impossibly lucky and have the right combination of people to not only survive the initial outbreak but know a Doomsday prepper who was rich as well as paranoid enough to build a house sized fallout shelter In terms of the zombie apocalypse, it is the equivalent of winning the lottery five times in a row Except, of course, our protagonists are all twenty somethings with a couple of middle aged adults shoved together with nowhere to go and a slow dawning realization no one is going to rescue them As George Romero s movies show, the biggest danger in this sort of situation isn t zombies but your fellow survivors I was back and forth on the book for much of the first half until I realized just what S.P Durnin was doing It s a story which works on a slow burn and has a nice element of satire to it Our protagonists are beautiful, young, hedonistic folk who would be right at home on MTV or Friends with the small exception most are unusually badass I ll getinto this but this is what lends the book its unique feel The book takes place in a sort of exaggerated zombie slaying video game or humorous action movie universe where everyone is sexy and tough but acts like the kind of person you d meet at the mall Even one chapter characters like Tracy are entertaining this way Our protagonist, Jake, is a laid back hipster who just happens to be an ex SAS soldier, anime geek, editor, fabulous lover, and all round nice guy He s accompanied by Kat and Laurel who are two badass women without his special training but equally laid back take on the apocalypse One has a sword And no, it s not a polygamy situation a pity, too, since I actually think it d make sense in this situation Last man on Earth and all that Keep Your Crowbar Handy is the sort of book where it s less important that the end of the world is happening outside than events have forced a bunch of people together in a tiny space they can t leave At least for the first half of the book Boredom and abrasive personalities are the biggest dangers for the majority of the book rather than cannibal corpses I can t say this is remotely realistic as you d think one of this group would start to wonder if their family was horrifically killed and one is However, it fits with the book s metaphor, which is the zombie apocalypse is pretty much your twenties You re forced to with impossible situations and a large scary world but as long as you re in your apartment, you re relatively safe That is, of course, until the food runs out and you need to go into the Big Bad WorldTM to keep the lights on I liked the metaphor in Shaun of the Dead and this is aglamorized American take on it Our protagonists are even taken care of by their metaphorical parents, carrying their asses when they re too busy focused on enjoying themselves I will say the author went overboard making Jake a sort of living god of idealized Generation Y manhood and spent too much time focusing on who was sleeping with who over the flesh eating monsters outside However, it s hard to fault the author too much because I liked the characters and their romances Thoseinterested in apocalyptic action and zombie slaying also only half to wait for the latter half of the book to get their fill While the first half is mostly action less with a single extended chase scene, the second is wall to wall undead murder Kat, Jake, and Laurel earn their monster hunter credentials three times over during this section and I m quite pleased with it Keep Your Crowbar Handy is a quirky quirky book and I enjoyed reading it I loved the characters, too, and recognize all of their are true to life in their personalities They re sexy as hell too Hell, I married a girl like Kat also named Kat weirdly enough The humor in the book is great and there are large segments where I became invested in the personal struggles of our heroes A lot of people have attempted to do the same zombie apocalypse over and over again A bunch of survivors, trapped together, desperate, and then slowly picked off one by one until the survivors bleakly move on Keep Your Crowbar Handy is not that book It s a book which a girl with a Hello Kitty tattoo and sword slays a bunch of zombies while debating tossing her boyfriend s ex into the horde of undead outside Which is great.7.5 10


  9. C.T. Phipps C.T. Phipps says:

    It s like The Real World meets The Walking Dead If this combination intrigues you, you should definitely check out this novel If it sends you screaming in the other direction, then you should not Keep Your Crowbar Handy attempts to do something different with the zombie genre and forthan half the book is a subversion of your typical post apocalyptic tale Our protagonists manage to be impossibly lucky and have the right combination of people to not only survive the initial outbreak but It s like The Real World meets The Walking Dead If this combination intrigues you, you should definitely check out this novel If it sends you screaming in the other direction, then you should not Keep Your Crowbar Handy attempts to do something different with the zombie genre and forthan half the book is a subversion of your typical post apocalyptic tale Our protagonists manage to be impossibly lucky and have the right combination of people to not only survive the initial outbreak but know a Doomsday prepper who was rich as well as paranoid enough to build a house sized fallout shelter In terms of the zombie apocalypse, it is the equivalent of winning the lottery five times in a row Except, of course, our protagonists are all twenty somethings with a couple of middle aged adults shoved together with nowhere to go and a slow dawning realization no one is going to rescue them As George Romero s movies show, the biggest danger in this sort of situation isn t zombies but your fellow survivors I was back and forth on the book for much of the first half until I realized just what S.P Durnin was doing It s a story which works on a slow burn and has a nice element of satire to it Our protagonists are beautiful, young, hedonistic folk who would be right at home on MTV or Friends with the small exception most are unusually badass I ll getinto this but this is what lends the book its unique feel The book takes place in a sort of exaggerated zombie slaying video game or humorous action movie universe where everyone is sexy and tough but acts like the kind of person you d meet at the mall Even one chapter characters like Tracy are entertaining this way Our protagonist, Jake, is a laid back hipster who just happens to be an ex SAS soldier, anime geek, editor, fabulous lover, and all round nice guy He s accompanied by Kat and Laurel who are two badass women without his special training but equally laid back take on the apocalypse One has a sword And no, it s not a polygamy situation a pity, too, since I actually think it d make sense in this situation Last man on Earth and all that Keep Your Crowbar Handy is the sort of book where it s less important that the end of the world is happening outside than events have forced a bunch of people together in a tiny space they can t leave At least for the first half of the book Boredom and abrasive personalities are the biggest dangers for the majority of the book rather than cannibal corpses I can t say this is remotely realistic as you d think one of this group would start to wonder if their family was horrifically killed and one is However, it fits with the book s metaphor, which is the zombie apocalypse is pretty much your twenties You re forced to with impossible situations and a large scary world but as long as you re in your apartment, you re relatively safe That is, of course, until the food runs out and you need to go into the Big Bad WorldTM to keep the lights on I liked the metaphor in Shaun of the Dead and this is aglamorized American take on it Our protagonists are even taken care of by their metaphorical parents, carrying their asses when they re too busy focused on enjoying themselves I will say the author went overboard making Jake a sort of living god of idealized Generation Y manhood and spent too much time focusing on who was sleeping with who over the flesh eating monsters outside However, it s hard to fault the author too much because I liked the characters and their romances Thoseinterested in apocalyptic action and zombie slaying also only half to wait for the latter half of the book to get their fill While the first half is mostly action less with a single extended chase scene, the second is wall to wall undead murder Kat, Jake, and Laurel earn their monster hunter credentials three times over during this section and I m quite pleased with it Keep Your Crowbar Handy is a quirky quirky book and I enjoyed reading it I loved the characters, too, and recognize all of their are true to life in their personalities They re sexy as hell too Hell, I married a girl like Kat also named Kat weirdly enough The humor in the book is great and there are large segments where I became invested in the personal struggles of our heroes A lot of people have attempted to do the same zombie apocalypse over and over again A bunch of survivors, trapped together, desperate, and then slowly picked off one by one until the survivors bleakly move on Keep Your Crowbar Handy is not that book It s a book which a girl with a Hello Kitty tattoo and sword slays a bunch of zombies while debating tossing her boyfriend s ex into the horde of undead outside Which is great.7.5 10


  10. Patrick D& Patrick D& says:

    Keep Your Crowbar Handy introduces the reader to Jake, a free lance journalist who has traveled the world and has been exposed to many war torn countries in his journeys abroad He was also embedded with the British SAS for a time, getting intense military training during one stint as a reporter He has returned home to Ohio, working on tamer projects including editing a cook book to pay the bills He has just met Kat, a Pharmacy Tech who thinks he would be a perfect match for her roommate, Laur Keep Your Crowbar Handy introduces the reader to Jake, a free lance journalist who has traveled the world and has been exposed to many war torn countries in his journeys abroad He was also embedded with the British SAS for a time, getting intense military training during one stint as a reporter He has returned home to Ohio, working on tamer projects including editing a cook book to pay the bills He has just met Kat, a Pharmacy Tech who thinks he would be a perfect match for her roommate, Laurel, a part time singer who runs her own health food store He agrees to meet up with them at a local bar along with his friend Allen, and Jake and Laurel hit it off, despite his initial and ongoing interest in Kat asthan just a friend Unfortunately for them, it is the same night that the world is going to hell and the dead are coming back to life The story tells of Jake s efforts to save his new found friends along with some of his old ones, including his landlord, a former military man, from their deaths at the hands of the undead as well as the living This was an independent novel from SP Durnin, but has been picked up by Permuted Press to be re released as a series of books this novel plus several sequels Keep Your Crowbar Handy isn t another tale of a bunch of regular folks barricading themselves in an apartment building with the hopes of being saved by the military Instead, it is a tale of a group of well armed and well trained individuals who plot how they can make it through 2,000 miles of deadly territory to what they hope is an area out west that has been cleared of the undead It is also a tale of romance the love triangle of Jake, Laurel, and Kat Jake has military training and Kat, who is half Japanese, has extensive training in martial arts and weaponry, which makes her evendeadly than Jake against the undead and the living Naturally, they face off againstthan just zombies, as the world falls apart and desperate men and women fight to take the resources that Jake and his friends have at their disposal, along with the survivors they have rescued The story moves at a fast pace and the action is gripping Jake is a strong, though reluctant leader hero, and his character, along with Laurel and Kat, are well developed They along with Allen, Rae another military survivor they meet up with and George Jake s landlord the man with the plan for survival were the most compelling characters in the book There is quite a bit of traditional zombie survival storytelling going on here, though once again, it is clear that this isn t your run of the mill apocalyptic survivor s saga Credit to the author for putting the romantic elements of this story up front and center, making it complicated for the characters not just because of the fear of death around every corner, but because of the feelings they have for one another Jake has fallen for Laurel but has feelings for Kat as well, which she reciprocates Jake is perhaps written too much as a every man fears him and every woman wants him type guy who seems to far too perfect he is strong, handsome, intelligent, and an all around boy scout, but as much as he proclaims his devotion to his gorgeous newfound girlfriend, he isn t above tempting himself with Kat s constant advances this despite both of them knowing that what they are doing is wrong That they both seemed to feel little guilt about their actions seemed out of character given their loyalty to Laurel and the fact that they are clearly presented as heroes and saviors It would seem that their tantalizing and teasing of one another would weighheavily on them than it did As is the case with many independently written novels, this could use another solid round of edits misplaced commas, over use of certain descriptive terms, etc occur throughout the book Despite this, the storytelling is solid and keeps you intrigued from start to finish SP Durnin s writing style is compelling and he clearly enjoys creating vivid characters and story sequences With this book along with its sequels being re released by Permuted Press,editing will sharpen things up a bit and I would guess the story might get tweaked a bit as well I look forward to seeing the entire series when it is completed Keep Your Crowbar Handy has a memorable title and an entertaining storyline that I look forward to seeing through to the end of the road for Jake and his friends


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