FALLING FOR Q46F by Jason Werbeloff – BOOK REVIEW



Author: Jason Werbeloff

Type of Book: eBook

Genre: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Comedy

Length: 17 pages

Release Date: April 13, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I downloaded this short story for free on http://www.amazon.com

FALLING FOR Q46F is a short novella.

Description from Goodreads:

In a world ravaged by undead humans, Q46F lives out its days trapped alone in a bunker. Each day since Master died is the same: feed the bunker wall, sing to the dining table in F major, and put the fridge to sleep.

But after waiting 27.03 years, obsessive compulsive Q46F hears a signal. A signal from another. Another Q46F.

Falling for Q46F is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi comedy short that will melt even a zombie-proof titanium heart.

My Review:

I was hesitant to list “Zombie Fiction” as one of the categories for this novella. The reason for this is that yes, there are zombies in this story, but they are definitely not the focus of the plot. In fact, there are almost background rather than a major plot point.

Q46F is an android. This should mean that the reader will feel little to no empathy for it. Somehow though, this is not the case. Even though the entire story only lasts 17 pages, it reads like a novella rather than a short story.

Jason Werbeloff has a gift for providing a wealth of information with few words. He also skillfully manipulates the reader’s emotions. Who could possibly feel sorry for an android? They are not alive therefore we shouldn’t really care what happens to them, yet in this story, we do.

I also loved the details that were included regarding the construction and maintenance of the bunker, it was exceptionally clever.

I also must comment on the gorgeous cover art. It is that art that first drew my attention to this story.

I rate this novella as 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Image obtained from www.jasonwerbeloff.com

Image obtained from http://www.jasonwerbeloff.com

Jason Werbeloff is a novelist and has a PhD in philosophy.

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