Mulitple Choice Fiction
Infected by James Schannep
This book has three or more main storylines, and over fifty endings.
Here’s how it works: You, Dear Reader, are the main character of this story. Live, die, and rise again based solely on the merit of your own choices. Each link represents a choice, and there’s no going back, so choose wisely.
Everyone has their plan of what they’d do to survive, if and when the zombie apocalypse happens. Now you can see how you’d hold up.
Well, I was a bit sceptical of this book and started off by making what I thought were sensible decisions at every prompt. First time round I was killed in a hospital, second attempt left me eating people on a boat, third, well let’s just say I wasn’t making the best decisions. What in fact happened was it became quite compulsive and hilarious as there is no way to cheat by going back or looking forward before making your choice of how to go on. I tried several paths and combinations and had a lot of fun figuring out what to do. This works great on Kindle compared to the old children’s books of this style, as I used to cheat all the time and waste the ending of the story. This is a real evolution of reading.
The writing is flawless and unintrusive which makes for a very comfortable read. The subject matter of zombies seems more suited to an audience of young adults rather than general fiction, meaning oldies like myself, but having said that this is a real new way of reading and enjoying a book and I will read it again and again.