Just in time for Halloween, a holiday that I hold special. Not simply because it's my birthday, but because I enjoy a good scary story, too. Because so many readers enjoyed, Last Stop, Ground Floor, I have decided to write at least one more that we'll put in the genre of horror...or more so, maybe a genre entitle Horror/Adventure/Dark Humor
Twenty years ago the next global pandemic struck and the world wasn't at all prepared to deal with it. The virus overtook mankind, leaving in its wake a higher population of the infected rather than the healthy.
Governments and economies collapsed and borders were closed. Every country around the world decided independently on just how they were going to attempt to deal with the virus, and the infected. Some smaller countries fell victim entirely while others experimented in their labs to try and find a cure. All the while creating laws surrounding the infected ones that were far too ridiculous to follow, or to work.
And then, the bombs fell.
Seventeen years later and the only humans left roaming the lands were the infected, along with small groups of survivors. Primarily gangs, they sought only to rob and kill the few innocent people that were left trying to survive on their own.
Kirk, a nomad, had decided three years ago that remaining on dry land was no longer an option for him, as it had become simply too dangerous. He made the decision to set sail and seek refuge, living what life he had left on the open ocean. However, he was soon to discover even that wasn't safe.
Reader Review - August 17, 2023
Even though I'm not a huge horror fan, something about this book caught my eye. I'm glad I took a chance on it because for me it was the perfect horror, and by that I mean it wasn't "all the way horror." The gore in it was just right, enough to paint a picture but not enough to make you sick, which I really appreciated. I also think this book fits into the other genres of post-apocalyptical dystopia, suspense, and dark comedy.
The main character Kirk spends most of his time sailing the east coast to avoid a virus that has turned most people on the mainland into zombies. In his quest for basic necessities, he encounters pirates, junk traders, mad scientists, gangs and of course, zombies.
While some of the zombies are pretty typical of what you find in other horror novels, others are a lot more enjoyable! Some even retain a bit of their old personalities and wander with a purpose, doing things they did in their former lives, or acting kind of silly; it was a nice bit of dark comedy to lighten the mood of the novel.
I won't post spoilers, but let's just say that the book is about 320+ pages and with me being a busy mom that would usually take me a couple of weeks. I finished it in about 3 days! It was literally that much fun!
I hope David Wilson writes more horror because for me this was perfect!
Sophie - August 19, 2023
I received this book for an honest opinion. Wow this story was so freaking cool and super engrossing, I only stopped reading for work and bed I just couldn't stop myself. So the word is done it's full of zombies created from a zombie/covid virus cross and we follow the story of kirk. I loved the character of Kirk and his adventures through life and survival. I also really enjoyed the authors writing style it was snarky when appropriate but more than anything he was able to build a sense of forboding and dread that I've not felt from a book in a while. I really loved this book and will definitely read again and recommend to people. It's a solid 5/5
RescueandReading - August 27, 2023
This truly was a story of post apocalyptic survival. The author has an eye for detail and realism for day to day living on the sea and after a pandemic has wiped out most of the population. You really feel like you’re in the pages with the main character Kirk as you get a snapshot of life on a boat, scrounging for supplies, meeting other survivors (good and bad). I also really empathized with Kirk as I get notoriously sea sick 🤢
There is a lot of world building and background that went into this tale. The monsters of the story are human and infected alike (usually with the humans being the worst of the bunch), but there’s not too much gore. There’s nothing added in for shock value, which worked in this case, as it’s a story for everyone to enjoy.
The only part I slightly struggled with was when the narrative ambled a bit. I could appreciate that Kirk will have mundane days the majority of the time, but I was anxious to see what obstacle he would encounter next.
Loved the dog 🐶 and the ending was fantastic.
Dan Lawson - August 28, 2023
There's No more Room in Hell by David Wilson , First off i love survival type books but this one really pulled me into it fast. I loved every part of it. Everything about this book is a 5 star rating for me. This book had everything i ever ask for in a book of this nature. David Wilson Knocked it out the park for me. Just awesome work. I was given this book with the intent to review it.
Brian Welsh - Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2023
Don't watch the news before reading "There's No More Room In Hell". This fast, fantastic read will seem too believable, too close to what could be our reality when, not if, the next virus hits. David Wilson has given us a book that will make us shiver on a hot summer day and too much to think about when we're trying to get back to sleep at 3:00 AM. Fast moving with realistic twists and plot shifts "There's No More Room In Hell won't take long to read but it will take a long time to forget. Well written, highly recommended!
Sammi Dyer - September 22, 2023
Zombies, covid, and a desolate horizon, equals a Mad Max/Waterworld vibe that all mixes well within the pages of this book. Reading this book as I’m waiting for my results from my doctor’s office really amplified the cold chills running down my spine. There is a twist of reality and the possibility of what could happen with all this pandemic and viruses. I throughly enjoyed this book and could see this being the next dystopian series. Could this be the near future with the covid variance?! The possibility is real and that is terrifying.
Books of Horror Freview Reader
September 27, 2023
I finished David Wilson’s “There’s No More Room in Hell” last night. Really enjoyed it.
Survival on the seas
Wilson takes an often overdone topic for stories and puts a fresh and interesting, and very entertaining twist on it.
We have all read and watched countless end of the world/apocalypse/zombie books and films to have been there, done that. Wilson chooses to take a bit of a difficult approach, made more poignant in post Covid pandemic world.
His main character, Kirk, is a survivor you can really root for and become engrossed in his adventures.
A thoroughly enjoyable read, and one I hope to see a continuation of soon.