All the Tommys in the World
A zombie thriller
by Javier Gombinsky
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 17 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 24 Aug 2021
They know something we don't.
For horror Youtubers Lilith and Nate, zombie movies are escapist fantasies. So when a real zombie uprising in the streets of New Southport is quickly thwarted, they know those familiar-looking ghouls are hiding something. They should know. Born with a weak heart in the funeral town of Leatelranch, built around the largest cemetery in the world, Lilith’s parents raised her with zombie stories to keep her from learning the truth about what happens inside the cemetery walls. As for Nathan, the caretaker’s son... he has his reasons to be so cowardly. So when they get outsmarted by seemingly droning ghouls and are forced to split up, the uncanny coincidences are undeniable. And as things start to look more and more like Lilith’s apocalyptic visions, and as a darker threat lurks, it’ll be up to them to piece the puzzle before everyone they love faces a fate worse than becoming a zombie.
Can they be stopped? Are they just playing dead? Do they have a plan?
They know something we don’t. And whatever it is, they hate us for it.
Publication date: August 17, 2021.
A Note From the Publisher
“...A terrific writer...” —Richard Marek, editor of The Silence of the Lambs and bestselling author
“Fast-paced and never a dull moment...a meaty slice of a unique zombie thriller...” —Sara Tantlinger, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil’s Dreamland
“Javier Gombinsky's fast-paced ‘All the Tommys in the World’ is akin to an undead ouroboros in mid-molt — just when you think you've got a grip on it, this serpentine narrative sheds its skin and becomes something altogether more frightening and unforgettable.” —Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Whisper Down the Lane
“An Excellent apocalyptic novel where all the condiments of the zombie genre converge and meet at a cemetery... the cemetery of Chacarita, an icon of Buenos Aires that inspired this great author.” —Hernán Santiago Vizzari, Investigator and historian. Distinguished Person of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires.
“A sharp, entertaining zombie epic that gleefully defies expectations.” —Kirkus Reviews
“...this genre-bending mystery keeps its audience and characters guessing, keeping the suspense alive throughout...” —BookLife Reviews
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This book was quite different from anything I read before. The writing is clear and fast, there is no such thing as boring moments in it. I loved it, even if I'm not a horror or zombie fan !
This was easily the most terrifying zombie epic I've read. The gore, the suspense, the sheer terror these characters face is something I never ever want to. If you want something to read that will make you scared of things that go bump in the night or that dead things will come back to get us... pick this up.
A story about zombies? I'm there! Thank you NetGalley, Pigfarm Press and Author for the chance to read and review this ebook! Two YouTubers Hate and Lilith love movies about zombies! They are there way to escape. But when they spot a real zombie roaming the streets they are shocked! And they know something isn't right! Lilith was born and raised in a dead town of Leatelranch. She was raised d on zombies stories. But was it only to keep her from.learning the real truth? When they get outnumbered by ghouls and get split up things aren't as they seem to appear. Its up to the two to find out what is going on here. Before people they love face something else worse than becoming a zombie! This's SO good. The story gripped me so hard and I did feel for the characters in the book. The dynamic is great. Suspenseful. Dark and Intense at times but also very entertaining. It caught me off guard many time! I was intrigued from get go! The charge had me wanting more. The story was just Fab!. Overall this was a good quick read. I really enjoyed it!
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review by netgalley ARC When I saw the cover I thought wow and this different to anything else that I have Read before The action is none stop and you will need oxygen as it will take your breath away An enjoyable read
All the Tommys in the World [Blurb Goes Here] This are not your garden variety Zombies, but don't let that keep you from reading this horror adventure. I like horror. I like it a lot, but as of late, I find it hard to find scary books. I have to say that this is one of the good ones, one that will entertain you, make you wonder what's happening in each story arc, and also will scare you at various points. I truly recommend this one for horror fans. Expect the unexpected. Thank you for the advanced copy!
I am an avid reader of the zombie genre and this is one of the most original zombie stories I’ve ever read. The premise was completely new and it was a well written fast paced read. I really got involved with the characters and couldn’t wait to get to the end to find out what happened. The title doesn’t make 100% sense after reading the book and may mislead the average person looking at the cover. But otherwise it was a great read!
“All the Tommy’s in the World” by Javier Gombinsky is an original zombie thriller that is both chilling and unsettling as readers are pulled into a world that offers a fresh take on what it means to live in a world overrun by the living dead. A novel where the zombie apocalypse descends upon the human population and they aren’t trying to figure why the hell the dead aren’t staying dead and how this mess even started? Yes, please! “All the Tommy’s in the World” presents a zombie apocalypse in which no one is truly afraid of the flesh-eating creatures roaming their streets. Having seen all of this beforehand in popular media, humankind is ready to face the threat firsthand. Shoot to kill, bash in their head with whatever handy weapon is available, or get the hell out of dodge. Readers and characters alike are lulled into a sense of security by following the age-old tropes that worked for every fictional zombie fighter known to man. When those tricks no longer work, everyone’s understanding of what a zombie is becomes flipped upside down, and an apocalypse like none other ensues. There are moments when the book is confusing which usually happened when there were shifts in time or a perspective change to someone other than the two main characters Lillith and Nate. While some of that confusion was never cleared up, it didn’t detract too much from the overall chaos of a good ‘ole zombie outbreak. A good chunk of that is due to Lillith and Nate who narrates a majority of this novel with events from their past and present. The two of them are horror enthusiasts who use the zombie apocalypse as a chance to enjoy diving head-first into chaotic situations while simultaneously trying to save humankind from extinction. This is definitely a novel fans of zombie horror should pick up! The writing is fresh and original along with the plot and characters. A lot of what feels predictable or overdone in the genre is met with unexpected twists or turns fans will enjoy. There’s a lot of great witty humor along with some gory scenes one can usually expect in a zombie apocalypse. I highly recommend checking out this novel on its expected publication date of August 17th, 2021. Thank you Netgalley and Pigfarm press for providing me with a free e-arc and the opportunity to share my honest opinion in this review.
I love how this book jumps right into the apocalypse! The only zombie story I’m familiar with is The Walking Dead, so going into it, I figured it would be similar. But these zombies are more intelligent and quicker on their feet, which was even more unsettling. Expect twists and turns in this novel along with time jumps that can be a little confusing if you’re not paying close attention. Thank you for the ARC and best of luck to the author!!
This was a great book. A lot of people found it confusing. Same here. A lot of characters, a little too much mystery (mystery is great, but us dummies need some things spelled out for them), some really gratuitous violence. Well-written, edgy, humorous with a dark undertone. I would have to say the only real problem I have with this book is the lack of explanation as to what was really going on. I think I got the bare jist of it by the end, but it was really difficult to follow in some spots. I will probably have to read this again to try to find the explanations as I go along. It seems kind of like one of those movies you can watch over and over and catch little things in that you never saw before. Trigger warnings: Somewhat descriptive gory violence, swearing Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for allowing me to read this ARC. All opinions are my own.