And this is what the meeting of those two minds would have looked like. Thoroughly enjoyable with a novel beginning and spine-chilling ending. The middle was rather run-of-the-mill though, the usual scavenging and avoiding enemies both living and dead. What made the story stick out for me though was the writing style, he has just the right balance of humour, if you can call it that. Not that the book is funny in any way, it is just that the story has just the right entertainment value, lighter in some places than in others but never becoming really dark or bogged down. Every character was human, even the ones who weren't! In a genre that has become overcrowded, this really stands up head and shoulders above the rest.