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    Tooth and Nail by Craig DiLouie

    I wanted to highly recommend the book "Tooth and Nail", by Craig DiLouie. It's available from Amazon either in hard copy or as a Kindle download.

    It's a story about a small Army unit that has been pulled out of Iraq and sent to New York City to help cope with a flu pandemic. The flu mutates, a large percentage of its victims become zombies, and the fun begins. The book does an excellent job of exploring the personality dynamics within an Army unit, and of showing just how effective military weapons are on things made out of flesh and blood, be they human or zombie.

    A number of the characters and situations in this book are going to remind you of "We're Alive". You'll recognize counterparts of Michael, Angel, Saul, and even Burt among the soldiers. And you'll definitely sympathize with the survivors in the apartment complexes, surrounded by streets full of abandoned vehicles and hordes of zombies.
    Last edited by Cabbage Patch; Jun 11th, 2011 at 05:01 PM. Reason: Add Amazon link

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    Excellent choice, I loved the book, it's just as a reviewer wrote: "Black Hawk Down meets 28 Days Later" , but who do you equate WA characters with the T&N crew? I dont' see the similarities.

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    Meh, he really should have scaled it down to 1/2 squad level or squad level at best. I do not think he handles platoon / company level engagements well. Infection http://www.amazon.com/The-Infection-...=AG56TWVU5XWC2 is better and the one he chose for a sequel

    I also liked Eden http://www.amazon.com/Eden-ebook/dp/...8161473&sr=8-4

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    To be fair, I haven't known many platoon leaders or company commanders who hanlde platoon/company level engagements well.

    Regarding familiar characters, I didn't mean that you could equate individual characters so much as that you could recognize characteristics among the soldiers and equate them with the soldiers characters from WA. I thought I recognized bits of Angel in some of the officers, bits of Michael in the squad leaders, bits of Saul in some of the enlisted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage Patch View Post
    ... I recognized bits of Angel in some of the officers.
    Yep, like the Officer who was executed by Lt. Bowman on the spot for attempt rebellion (after sparing the rest of the men).

    (Just kidding)
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    Yea, Band of Brothers is about Easy Company. More than 100 dudes when at full strength. But there are probably what 20 named characters with speaking parts through the series?

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    If this was an audio book id def buy it, not that much into reading

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    There is an audio book version of Tooth and Nail that you can get through Audible, or other sources.

    FYI, just noticed that Craig DiLouie has another book out on zombies called "The Infection". Sounds like it's the story of another group against the same setting as Tooth and Nail. I've got it downloading to my iPod Touch as I type.

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    Ohh sweet, I just found the audiobook and downloaded it. Im going to be listening to it tomorrow at work and ill leave my impressions here

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