Monday, 22 December 2014


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New in the bookstores and a best holiday read is Lee Herrmann’s novel, a gripping tale of a new South Africa that you can really sink your teeth into.   

Avoid turning into a zombie yourself these holidays and immerse yourself in the apocalyptic world of Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse. A sure-fire cure for boredom, the novel by author Lee Herrmann explore South Africa after a mysterious virus breaks out and suddenly turns ordinary people into flesh eating zombies. The police and army are powerless to stop its spread and soon the entire country is consumed. What separates this from the hoard is that it happens right on your doorstep.

Sit back and slay boredom this holiday season, as Journal of a South African Apocalypse by Lee Hermann will be on sale at R120 in bookstores.  All horror and zombie fans are encouraged to grab a copy — or if you are incurious about terrifying endings, pick one for a friend.  

‘Who doesn’t love zombies right now?  It’s a fashionable trend and I’m happy it’s getting such high-profile exposure at the moment.  I’ve always been a massive zombie-fan and always debated what would happen if an outbreak happened in South Africa. So it made sense to turn it into a book,’ says Herrmann.

The Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse is available from Amazon, Kalahari, Porcupine Press and Loot as an e-book. Hard copies are also available at Adams Booksellers in Pretoria, Pietermaritzburg and Durban, Bargain Books in Grahamstown, Bookworld in Cascades, Book Lounge in Cape Town, Clarkes in Cape Town, Protea Bookwinkel in Rondebosch and Exclusive Books in Clearwater, Century City, Somerset West, Sandton, Kollonade, Centurion and Bedfordview.  

Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse is a coming of age story in a very different South Africa, and chronicles one family’s fight for survival against the undead people. The book, a light read of 180 pages, will have you turning page after page as you are enthralled with the journey and survival of the survivors as they make their way to the island of hope. Oh, and there’s lots and lots of zombies too.

About the author

Lee Herrmann was born and raised in South Africa - Pretoria. He has always had a fascination with zombies and has numerous contingency plans for the eventual apocalypse. Therefore, while he waited, it made sense to write a book about zombies in South Africa.

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