“Promiscuville” is the name of the run-down city in which the story takes place. In the novel, "Promiscuville" is portrayed as a hub for criminals and the “lower beings” of society, and you get the sense that this wouldn't be the place to find your dream home.
I found many of the characters in the story to be unlikable, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view. The character development was slow, intensified by the fact that I didn’t like or identify with many of them.
This could be a good thing when zombies enter the picture and you find yourself callous to the deaths of said characters. The story is told from multiple points of view, which provides an interesting overview of events throughout "Promiscuville". You’re not stuck following a group of criminals you don’t care about.
Chris Wade portrays the story in a way that is quite addictive. At first I was put off by his sentence structure. When I read as much as I do, I think that is it is important for deep engagement in the story. On the other hand, in "Promiscuville ", none of that seemed to matter once blood started flinging and zombies were on the doorsteps of the major characters.
I found that his writing style grew on me, keeping me turning the pages, wondering what was going to happen next. Patience is not a virtue for some readers, however, the slow start might put some readers off. For those of you either reading it or thinking of reading it – trust me when I say that it is worth it to stay until the last page.