The Hand That Feeds

The Hand That Feeds How far will a parent go to keep their child alive John and Angela Mason s lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell John watches his wife slip

  • Title: The Hand That Feeds
  • Author: Michael W. Garza
  • ISBN: 9781925047196
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • How far will a parent go to keep their child alive John and Angela Mason s lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell John watches his wife slip into madness as his son rises from the dead He realizes they must escape the terrifying infection in order to survive but how can he choose between the insanity consuming hHow far will a parent go to keep their child alive John and Angela Mason s lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell John watches his wife slip into madness as his son rises from the dead He realizes they must escape the terrifying infection in order to survive but how can he choose between the insanity consuming his wife and the undying hunger of his son An appetite for death will come in one form or another and it will be left to John to decide on the hand that feeds.
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    • Angel Gelique says:

      For me, it started with my addiction to the game, "Plants vs. Zombies."Then came my HUGE addiction to the show, "The Walking Dead," which, despite the hype, I just began watching this past summer. I even got my sister addicted to the show. I've never been a big zombie fan. But I think I'm finally coming around now. I asked my sister to suggest a good zombie horror and she enthusiastically recommended Michael Gatza's books. I am SO glad that she did. I've had the first one (this one) on my 'to-re [...]

    • Bandit says:

      There are many things that are right with this yet another entry into the ever expanding zombie fiction genre. Primarily Garza seems to really grasp the fact that a zombie apocalypse is only as interesting as the humans being affected by it. As such, for the most part of this book, it is a family drama with zombies. At least for the first half, which is by far the strongest in writing and characterizations. Then for approximately a quester of the story, it turns into an all out stereotypical cli [...]

    • Mark Matthews says:

      How do we make the zombie tale fresh, but still keep all the zombie, undead elements that readers love?In 'The Hand That Feeds', the author takes the genre and goes micro instead of macro, and focuses on the family unit. It's a great take on the zombie genre by using it to illustrate marital dynamics that are happening on your street everyday. First off, the origin of the zombie outbreak is catchy. There is a 'black gu' on a child which the reader can feel on themselves as they read. We may know [...]

    • Shana Festa says:

      A parents love, and sanity, is put to the ultimate test in The Hand That Feeds. Michael Garza has delivered us one heck of a dark, mind-bending horror read. While the cause of the illness remains a mystery, the events that follow are well laid out for readers. Alex, ten year old son of John and Angela, contracts the zombie infection. Driven only by the need to provide for their child, The Mason's do the unthinkable. They sacrifice the living so that their son may continue to exist.They thought t [...]

    • Gabriel Boutros says:

      Spoilers Below:This is a zombie novel that tries to take an original approach to the genre, and succeeds only in part. The story begins with Angela and John, a working class couple living on the outskirts of a small town, whose young son is attacked by something that turns him into a flesh-eating zombie. Angela, who is both a loving mother and a total psycho, decides that they have to keep their son “alive” by finding him living flesh to eat. While at first repulsed by this idea, John, who i [...]

    • Amy says:

      Mr. Garza gave me a free copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.Man I love zombies!I could not put this book down! I was hooked from the first chapter. This makes you think. If someone you loved turns what would you do? Would you kill them? Or would you feed them? Any parent would do what they needed to do to protect their child and this book plays upon that instinct. John, Angela and Alex are a typical family. Dad goes to work, mom stays home to take care of the kid. But what happens [...]

    • Sunshine Somerville says:

      First of all, excellent title. And the cover haunted me every time I swept by it on my Kindle, so the creepy eyes are great too.This book is really unique zombie fiction. The story is not at all about the impact the zombies have on the rest of the world but much more about this small, insular family. You see just enough of the how the zombies affect the rest of the town, and how things escalate is simple, clear, and perfectly believable. But the main focus is definitely the family of John, Angel [...]

    • Mika Lietzén says:

      A kid stumbles out of a forest, covered in black ooze; soon after, he dies. The parents, already beside themselves, are in for a bigger shock when the newly deceased child suddenly gets up – and has a whole new appetite. A little later he eats the family dog, then the family doctor.We've all seen the movies: the kid, Alex, is a zombie, and the best thing would be to shoot him in the head. The novel, however, takes a more realistic approach; the parents, John and Angela, pretty much go insane, [...]

    • Angie says:

      This is just how far you would go for your kids, but John and Angela were just 2 parents who went far to far in trying to do this.Alex their 10 year old son had gotten into something bad that it no only killed him but turned him into a zombie. After this things get out of hand fast . At first I thought it was just his mum,Angela, who was crazy but as it turned out out John was just as crazy as his wife.It was all good to read, they started to feed their boy, first the dog , then his crazy mum fe [...]

    • Latashia Figueroa says:

      writeofmind.wordpress/2013Zombie stories have been done to death (pardon the pun). Stories of flesh eating walking dead now invades our culture. It has become a little dull and predictable. I am a diehard fan of AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, not just because of the great graphics but because of the shows awesome story line.When I came across Michael W. Garza ‘s debut zombie story, I wanted to read it because of the awesome cover alone (take note indie writers). But the story plot equally grabs you [...]

    • Spyros Egarchos says:

      This is a classic novel with zombies. A plot that everyone has met in films ("The walking dead" is the most recent example) or other zombie books. (view spoiler)[ A mother goes insane when her boy dies, but it eventually comes back to "life" as a zombie. She suggests that she and her husband should try to feed him, in order not to die of hunger. So, they bring one person every now and then in the house and their son eats them. But this will not get going successfully. Someone manages to escape. [...]

    • Tanya Watt says:

      Nothing like I imagined… It was better than any other Zombie book I’ve ever read!I’m a big fan of horror, but never really got into the Zombie craze. They all became boring to me, it seemed like if you read one then you read them all.But If they were all written like this book, I would have been their biggest fan. Michael’s way of writing brings you there with John, and you feel his pain with him as you watch his family crumble.The Zombie’s in this book are terrifying, I couldn’t get [...]

    • StephanieRose says:

      Starting My "Scary Book Fest" off right with this oneright from page one it kicks your butt into "omg" landas a parent this one tore my guts out

    • Misty Battle says:

      Superior read. I couldn't decide who I wanted more dead in the end. So many different twists and turns. Great read. I love the ending. Very fitting.

    • Elke says:

      The premise of the book caught my attention, as it promised a fresh approach to the zombie genre: what would a parent do if the only child turned into a zombie? In The Hand That Feeds, the parents decide to keep their son and even provide him with what he craves: living human beings. Their decision made the main characters, John and Angela, immediately dislikable to me. I hated Angela for her selfishness - how can a mother choose to let her son vegetate as a mindless creature instead of having t [...]

    • Carrie F. says:

      The book opens up with eight year old Alex digging himself out of a grave. Pining over the loss of his parents, he realizes that he has no use of his legs and drags himself along the earth to find them. His mother, hearing his cries, does what any mother would do. She searches for and finds him. His father, more alert to the situation, though still loving his son, and afraid of its effects on his wife, attempts to take what little control he can over this strange, but engaging situation.If the c [...]

    • L.F. Falconer says:

      Generally, I tend to avoid the current, trendy works that pertain to vampires, werewolves, or zombies, but the first sentence in the book's description, "How far would a parent go to keep their child alive?" piqued my maternal curiosity, so I took the bait.When Jack and Angela Mason lost their ten-year-old son, Alex, to a mysterious malady, their lives are forever turned upside down when the boy returns from the dead. I'm going to begin this review with what I liked about this book. Garza defini [...]

    • Netanella says:

      First paragraph: Evansville KansasAlex’s lungs burnt in desperation as he vomited a powerful rush of the rotten, black mulch. Unable to control his body, his bowels released and he felt a warm rush as he struggled for consciousness. In a fit of madness, he pushed with his arms, finding only enough strength to lift his head. Pain wracked his eight-year-old body.Wow. Scary creepy good. This is not your typical zombie novel. Rather, it is a story of a family's rapid descent into madness, the insa [...]

    • Sahara Foley says:

      Let me preface my review by saying I normally don’t like anything zombie. Never have. The thought of being eaten alive by dead people is just gruesome. But, that’s the nature of the beast. I always wonder what happens to the zombies when there aren’t any more live people to eat.What will a mother and father do to keep their son alive? Or at least some semblance of life. This story gripped me from the beginning to the end. Very compelling. Just like the cover to the book. That’s what made [...]

    • Autumn says:

      You know when you read a title of a book and you see the cover and you are just like yep gotta add this book to my collection?That was me. I saw the title and the cover and it drew me in and that I didn't even read the blurb. Now I know this author wrote zombie stories so I was sure this was going to be about zombies and I was not wrong. The only thing that bothered me about the book, and I am sure the author didn't want to put it in there is the fact that I don't know how the zombie apocalypse [...]

    • Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac) says:

      The original review was posted onGenuine Jenn This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.After reading the book summary I thought it sounded like a great new zombie book. I haven't read many zombie books but have seen my fair share of zombie movies. This book is a refreshing twist on your regular zombie story lines. It starts off very quick with the reader wonder what happened to eight year old son, Alex. His parents don't have a lot of money and didn't want to take him to the ho [...]

    • J. Michel says:

      Watch out zombie world: Michael W. Garza has arrived! The Hand That Feeds has everything you could possibly want in a zombie book (and more!). I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, because it doesn’t conform to the average script for zombie literature (survivor kills zombies, runs away, hides, kills more zombie, etc.). Garza’s story has so much more substance than the average zombie book.The Hand That Feeds focuses on one family. John and Angela’s marriage is held together by one [...]

    • Satarupa says:

      I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.Firstly I would like to thank Michael Gazra, author of The Hand That Feeds, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.I liked this book a lot though this is the first time that I read a zombie book because I tend to avoid books in zombie genre because of extreme gory scenes which spoil the total book but the blurb of this book interested me so I gave it a shot and was really happy [...]

    • Krisaundra says:

      I did receive a free copy in return for an honest review, but that in no way affected my opinion.This is a difficult book to review because some parts were quite plausible while others were just so far out there I could not buy into it at all. I did like the concept of how a father would deal with what is obviously a fairly seriously mentally ill wife as well as a son who somehow has become infected with the zombie virus. I respected that the father was quite determined that after the initial ac [...]

    • Jessica says:

      I was given an ARC of this by the author and asked for a honest review.First things firstI went into this knowing that it was about Zombies and knew that there was great potential for scaring the crud out of me. I have never been able to watch or read anything with Zombies because I can't handle the gore and horror of it. I was ready to take a leap into this book, feeling that I could get through it. It was a book and I wouldn't have to see the gore that comes with the territory of zombies. I wa [...]

    • Anna Heidick says:

      **I first want to thank the author for being very kind and giving me a free copy to review. Thanks! :) ** Now Would you go to extremes too keep your family together forever? Or not? This story is a about a small, scrapping by family of three having to deal with a mentally ill mother named, Angela, who would do absolutely anything for her child. A father, named John, who can't say no to his manipulative wife, and their decaying son, Alex, that only has a never ending need to feed and nothing more [...]

    • Nicole says:

      This was a great horror read. There are so many different things to be frightened by in this story, 1 the son Alex, what he is & how he became that way, 2 the wife/mother Angela, she is not only mentally deficient but morally as well & perhaps just evil deep down, 3 the narrator/father/husband John, so easily manipulated by Angela that you never doubt his willingness to do whatever nasty thing she demands of him & 4 the ZOMBIES of course! This book would have been a fantastic read ev [...]

    • Michael says:

      Let's be fair and admit that the zombie genre has grown pretty stale. It's all been done and while some try and breath new life into it there's always the same results. The hand that feeds is different and Michael W. Garza has written a novel that should appease both fans of horror and zombie stories. It's an interesting and gripping book that asks a simple question. What would you do to save your family? The events that transpire in the novel are a direct result of that decision. There is a gre [...]

    • Joella Berkner says:

      I won this novel in a drawing here on . I can't in good conscience recommend this book. Although it had clearly been gone over with a spell checker there were a number of word errors that completely pulled me out of the book. Such as ewe instead of ew, awe instead of aw, and the worst contempt instead of content. Aside from these issues it was written well but had (for me at least) a fatal flaw. I could not stand any of the characters. In my opinion a truly outstanding book should have something [...]

    • Phillip III says:

      John. Angela. Alex. The family. The one's to blame (possibly) for starting it all. The apocalypse. Garza's novel gets right into the meat of the story on page one. It never stops. The tension. The action. The suspense. The unexpected ending. Loved it.John and Angela are barely making ends meet. Their son Alex was missing. Is found. But something is different. Wrong. Angela forces her husband to do the one thing men should do for their families. Provide. Her nagging, and belittling ate through me [...]

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