In the ambiguously near future, a snap decision by a government official inadvertently sets in motion the destruction of mankind Going Green chronicles the brief journey from infection to extinction through a series of short, interconnected stories, peppered with colorful commentary from both the skeptics and those just looking to survive This print edition of Going Green contains special bonus materials and illustrations that are not available in e book format Please note The following is a lighthearted and satirical novella It is not intended for use as a survival guide in the event of an actual zombie apocalypse


10 thoughts on “Going Green

  1. G.G. G.G. says:

    This is a short zombie book however, so much happens in these few little pages 85p it doesn t feel like a short story at all In fact, it containsthan other full size novels I ve read.It might feel that way because the author put everything in it the beginning of the virus, how it spread, what happens as it spreads, what happens after and so forth We even have some kind of an overview of the after I have to admit I ll have to re read that last part because I m not too sure of what This is a short zombie book however, so much happens in these few little pages 85p it doesn t feel like a short story at all In fact, it containsthan other full size novels I ve read.It might feel that way because the author put everything in it the beginning of the virus, how it spread, what happens as it spreads, what happens after and so forth We even have some kind of an overview of the after I have to admit I ll have to re read that last part because I m not too sure of what it implies, however, it didn t change my opinion of this book I loved it McMullen presents her story through the eyes of everyone key to the outbreak, from the responsible who caused it, to the innocent caught in the middle and she uses panoply of styles to do it too, which clearly shows how talented she is.I m not usually a fan of short stories, but it didn t feel as if I was reading one You have to read it to understand


  2. Dwayne Fry Dwayne Fry says:

    When I first started this book, I will admit, I thought, Oh, not another Zombie Apocalypse story Well, that sentiment rang true, but the emphasis soon changed to a different syllable This is not another Zombie Apocalypse story.It has some of the same basics as most, sure, but this isa work of satire, a new approach to a fast tiring sub genre It s not so much one long story, but a collection of very short stories concerning various folk as they deal with the zombies My favorite involv When I first started this book, I will admit, I thought, Oh, not another Zombie Apocalypse story Well, that sentiment rang true, but the emphasis soon changed to a different syllable This is not another Zombie Apocalypse story.It has some of the same basics as most, sure, but this isa work of satire, a new approach to a fast tiring sub genre It s not so much one long story, but a collection of very short stories concerning various folk as they deal with the zombies My favorite involves a couple of rock musicians in a mall That will probably be my favorite zombie related scene of any work for a very long time


  3. Hákon Gunnarsson Hákon Gunnarsson says:

    I ve somehow mostly lost out on the whole zombie phenomenon until now, but I thought this had an interesting set up, being told through a series of interconnected stories so I grabbed it when it was free onThe writing style appealed to me from the start It s got a fairly consistent humor running all the way through, that may not be of the laugh out loud kind, but entertaining just the same I really like the satire that the author has worked into this story.For most parts I think the s I ve somehow mostly lost out on the whole zombie phenomenon until now, but I thought this had an interesting set up, being told through a series of interconnected stories so I grabbed it when it was free onThe writing style appealed to me from the start It s got a fairly consistent humor running all the way through, that may not be of the laugh out loud kind, but entertaining just the same I really like the satire that the author has worked into this story.For most parts I think the set up works The story builds up nicely It shifts point of view every chapter, but still one gets the story without gaps My only problem with the set ups is that the characters might have been a littlediverse Most of them are young, not all teenagers or kids, but young I would have liked to see a few that where older, but I suppose the target group for this novella is young so that might explain this focus So apart from a few minor snags I liked reading this story It s a quick and fun read, with good dose of satire that works quite well for me


  4. J.A. Ironside J.A. Ironside says:

    I read this in one sitting and although it s not a long read it still says something for the quality of the writing This is a light and entertaining zombie romp with a sing in the tail The narrative arc circles through several sets of characters who are all convincing and voice perfect, showing the progression of the out break and the decline of civilization It s very tongue in cheek with several laugh out loud moments As a reluctant convert to zombie fiction it was a refreshing change to re I read this in one sitting and although it s not a long read it still says something for the quality of the writing This is a light and entertaining zombie romp with a sing in the tail The narrative arc circles through several sets of characters who are all convincing and voice perfect, showing the progression of the out break and the decline of civilization It s very tongue in cheek with several laugh out loud moments As a reluctant convert to zombie fiction it was a refreshing change to read somethinglight hearted that the life or death survival stories I ve subjected myself to so far My favourite character was Rory I really would like to know what happened to her 4 well deserved stars


  5. Ann Andrews Ann Andrews says:

    What happens when you try to do something for the greater good According to Ms McMullen, you set off a chain reaction that leads to the zombification of all humanity Well, almost all of them I enjoyed the plot of this book and read it all in one sitting mostly because I love a good zombie tale and can t sleep at night until I know the conclusion Her writing style makes it easy to read and easy to forget that you re not a part of the plot Overall I found it to be a very fun read and I What happens when you try to do something for the greater good According to Ms McMullen, you set off a chain reaction that leads to the zombification of all humanity Well, almost all of them I enjoyed the plot of this book and read it all in one sitting mostly because I love a good zombie tale and can t sleep at night until I know the conclusion Her writing style makes it easy to read and easy to forget that you re not a part of the plot Overall I found it to be a very fun read and I loved the fresh take on the genre


  6. Liz Meldon Liz Meldon says:

    Going Green was a fabulous little read Short Witty Funny Satire at its finest I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a couple laughs who wants to read about the zombie apocalypse in the time of interstellar travel.


  7. David Kelly David Kelly says:

    First a disclaimer I am not really a zombie fan I thought the older Romero movies were okay for a laugh but the recent explosion of yet another zonie tale YAZT tm has gone on far too long in my opinion.So my approach on reading Going Green was somewhat jaded But boy was I surprised It s not that that this book adds much to the Zombie mythos, but the sheer delight in how the author spins the tale Some wickedly funny humor and scalpel precise cultural observations will bring a smile a First a disclaimer I am not really a zombie fan I thought the older Romero movies were okay for a laugh but the recent explosion of yet another zonie tale YAZT tm has gone on far too long in my opinion.So my approach on reading Going Green was somewhat jaded But boy was I surprised It s not that that this book adds much to the Zombie mythos, but the sheer delight in how the author spins the tale Some wickedly funny humor and scalpel precise cultural observations will bring a smile and often outright belly laughs No apologies here If you like your zombies green and your humor black you ll love this and I predict that Jaden Winslow will be the next internet Big ThingIf you love zombies you ll love this If you hate zombies, you ll love this If you have a sense of humor, you ll love this If you don t ahhh who cares the zombies sure won t.If I had any very minor quibble with going Green It would be the length of it It s a little short which makes it perfect for a quick casual read and I d like to see , if only to enjoyof the author s delicious wit Perhaps a future extended version might be in the cards I very much hope so As it stands it s also a perfect introduction for those new to the genre


  8. Timothy Bateson Timothy Bateson says:

    A fascinating take on old fearsBefore I go any further into this review, I just have to say that this book was very hard to put down I read the entire thing in under 3 hours, and rarely finish any book in one sitting.Christina McMullen has produced a very fascinating series of interwoven tales that follow a single catastrophic decision through to it s apocalyptic conclusion We watch through the eyes of a number of important, and mundane people as they try to uncover the truth of what is happen A fascinating take on old fearsBefore I go any further into this review, I just have to say that this book was very hard to put down I read the entire thing in under 3 hours, and rarely finish any book in one sitting.Christina McMullen has produced a very fascinating series of interwoven tales that follow a single catastrophic decision through to it s apocalyptic conclusion We watch through the eyes of a number of important, and mundane people as they try to uncover the truth of what is happening around them and then survive it The occasional news clip, or news article just ads to the atmosphere, and reveals a lot about the nature of those going through the events I hate to say it, but a lot about our current state of affairs, and humanity itself is revealed.This book definitely deserves it s five star rating


  9. Anthony Deeney Anthony Deeney says:

    I picked this book up in a free promotion Zombie horror is not usually my first choice, but I have watchedthan a few zombie films, so, I thought I d give it a read I really enjoyed it.It is the story of a zombie apocalypse While this is not new, the author s style of writing delivers the story in an interesting way The style shifts as the zombie wave advances, and the story moves with the wave from character to character Sometimes she uses author narration, sometimes third person poin I picked this book up in a free promotion Zombie horror is not usually my first choice, but I have watchedthan a few zombie films, so, I thought I d give it a read I really enjoyed it.It is the story of a zombie apocalypse While this is not new, the author s style of writing delivers the story in an interesting way The style shifts as the zombie wave advances, and the story moves with the wave from character to character Sometimes she uses author narration, sometimes third person point of view, then she will shift to a diary entry or public health announcement I confess that I didn t get it, at first, but soon realised that it was very effective There is no main character, the apocalypse is the story.Sometimes tongue in cheek funny, sometimes sad, this story is never boring.I really enjoyed it and, if zombies are your thing, expect that you will too


  10. C.B. Archer C.B. Archer says:

    My favourite part of this Zombie Apocalypse story was how unlike a Zombie Apocalypse story it was Personally, I think that Zombie Apocalypse stories are usually about as fresh as the walking rotting corpses you tend to read about in Zombie Apocalypse stories, so it was nice to read that everyone in this Zombie Apocalypse story was actually fed up with Zombie Apocalypse stories themselves What a fresh insight on Zombie Apocalypse stories this Zombie Apocalypse story was Sorry, I got into a loop My favourite part of this Zombie Apocalypse story was how unlike a Zombie Apocalypse story it was Personally, I think that Zombie Apocalypse stories are usually about as fresh as the walking rotting corpses you tend to read about in Zombie Apocalypse stories, so it was nice to read that everyone in this Zombie Apocalypse story was actually fed up with Zombie Apocalypse stories themselves What a fresh insight on Zombie Apocalypse stories this Zombie Apocalypse story was Sorry, I got into a loop there I couldn t stop saying was.Seriously though, this is a fresh take on the classic story, so I appreciated that it wasn t a cookie cutter zombie story