Dark Recollections

Dark Recollections
Series: Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 1
Genre: Horror
Publication Year: 2013
Length: 286 Pages
ISBN: 149356871X
Adrian Ring tried to live a normal life, until an endless army of zombies were set upon the Earth. Then he REALLY tried to live a normal life. This is his story, in mostly his own words.
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About the Book

Beheading a zombie isn’t easy in a world where you’re more afraid of the living than the dead.

Adrian Ring’s simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty successful, all things considered.

Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian’s own story of how he survived after “That Day.” Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named ‘Mr. Journal,” and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. Adrian’s Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn’t think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason.

Dark Recollections is the first book in the AUD series. It covers Adrian’s journal entries from September 21st 2010, to December 1st, 2010. Intermingled with his personal diary entries, book one also contains the short stories Phil’s Story, McGreevy’s Report, and Soccer Mom. The second edition of the book contains slight revisions to the table of contents, a new foreword by the author, and some editorial revisions.

“Adrian’s Undead Diary series is a must have for your zompoc collection. The only time I only put it down was when the battery on my Kindle died. Adrian is the kind of hero I want on my zompoc team.”  Ben S Reeder, Author of The Zompoc Survivor Series

“It’s been a wild journey down the Adrian’s diary rabbit hole. I am a huge fan of the diary entry format, which works exceedingly well for this series. Chris has also managed to do something with his books that most authors cannot do; keep the story fresh! Each of the characters has earned a place in my head for their strengths and frailties. The good guys are well written and complex. Likewise the antagonists often have logical reasons for what they do; this sometimes paints them in a grey light that blurs the lines between who is good and who is actually evil. The characters make the story compelling and many a night I’ve stayed up late to read ‘just one more entry’ to find out what becomes of them. Now that the series is winding up what shall I do with my evenings? Oh yes, the author’s other series, Elmoryn or Tesser will do nicely! I look forward to reading all of the future labors of love by Mister Philbrook and when I am at the end of ‘Cassie’ I am sure I will be both sad to see it end and satisfied with how it ended.”  Mark Clodi, Author of The Zombie Chronicles.

“A kick-ass protagonist. Bad-ass zombies. A cool-ass thrill ride. Adrian’s Undead Diary is easily one of the best zombie tales out there. Chris Philbrook is on my keeper shelf.”  Rachel Aukes, best selling author of 100 Days in Deadland.

“A realistic account of the zombie apocalypse that sucks you right in. A great series!”  T.W. Piperbrook, author of the Contamination series.

“Walking Dead < Adrian’s Undead Diary. The End.”  J.C. Fiske, author of The Renegade Series

“Well-rounded and intriguing story arcs, three dimensional characters, and the perfect blend of humor and horror create the exquisite amalgam that is Adrian’s Undead Diary. Philbrook earns his place in The Bookie Monster’s hall of fame best reads.” SHANA FESTA, THE BOOKIE MONSTER & AUTHOR OF TIME OF DEATH

“Why did I not know about this? I recently met up with Chris, and of course talk turned to our perspective novels. Chris was kind enough to get me started on his series … and Holy shit… Are looking for some good hearted zombie romping fun with a side of mushy romance, but still able to keep thing politically correct? Well, then stay the hell away from this set, Adrian’s Undead Diary is fast, action packed and covered in zombie flesh. Chris Philbrook has masterfully brought you a gem of an old school zombie war log that will keep you burning the pages until your fingers are numb.” W.J. Lundy, Author of The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Series.

“Adrian’s Undead Diary series is a must have for your zompoc collection. The only time I only put it down was when the battery on my Kindle died. Adrian is the kind of hero I want on my zompoc team.”  Ben S Reeder, author of The Zompoc Survivor Series

“Surviving unfiltered from an unlikely hero, intense from the first word. A must read.” Dave Lund, author of the Winchester Undead Series


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