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Chaptered and Versed: Poetic and Cursed Paperback – July 16, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453695672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453695678
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,062,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Zombie Zak, a (mostly) humble creature of the night, the dead and things best left with the Bright. Though the godless hordes of the undead may be bustling and bursting about, he'll be standing up tall, leading the shout. Canadian born, in a town named Toronto; aged well, and now publishing pronto, his very first book, one hopes with enough hook. Poetic, chaotic, cast about in measure and rhyme; many parts of humor and emotion and time. Zombie Zak, the Shambler of the Night, the engineer of the bubblicious blight. With a deadpan desire for total and complete global domination sincere, is attempting to compile something bouncy and maybe not all here. His legions cover the planet from pole to pole, nothing mediocre you see, nothing quite so droll. Cookies and brains and bacon and zombies, oh my! Forsooth and gadzooks, you're all going to buy. By word or rhythm or something unseen, I leave you with these words pretty, but unclean. Wrap up your bubbles, your unkempt asides; for tonight, we read, imagination we ride! Upon waves of rhythm and rhyme, the mood, the bright, the simple and sublime. Step into my parlor, sayeth the spider to the fly ... PS: ('cause ZZ likes PS's) He can be bribed with cookies; of this, there is no doubt.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick S. Dorazio VINE VOICE on January 12, 2011
Zombie Zak is the crown prince of gore, goofiness, and grim verse. I'm not sure I can come up with a different way to describe what he does and who he is. I have seen his poems created on the spur of the moment on a forum or just somewhere on the web-he is a well known entity throughout the horror and zombie genre community as the poet of the apocalypse. Collected here are some of his more involved and intriguing poems.

Yes, much of his verse is zombie-centric, and I thoroughly enjoyed the various incarnations of One Lone Zombie, but there are other delights to be found between the pages here. I was blown away by Zak's interpretation of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, done up with each of their own poems. Even with that said, Zak slips in humor and a presentation that gives you reason to smile now and then. I particularly enjoyed 'Be Brightness', which, if you read the back cover of this book, is a cornerstone of this cookie-loving zombie madman.

I am no poetry expert. I have read my share and can be touched and moved by it, most certainly, but it is not a staple of my existence. So take that as a measure of my ability to judge a book filled with horror poetry, but I did enjoy this too brief book immensely for its rapid pace, quick wit, and inspired verse. Zak has talent, could easily grow broodingly philosophical with his words, but he lightens it up with the occasional burst of lunacy and zombie chickens. Yes, I said zombie chickens.

I will leave this review with the zombie's own words: Above all else, whatever you do, be true, be Brightness, be happy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Rogers on December 3, 2010
What a wonderful piece of horrific poetry! That's right, I said horrific poetry! Zombie Zak uses the power of his words to scare your socks off!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janet L. Rogers on August 30, 2010
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This writer has a natural way with words and putting poems together. I thoroughly enjoyed the poems and the visuals they evoked! I will DEF be waiting on any other tomes Mr. Zak puts out!
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By Laura Best on May 26, 2011
I have often enjoyed Zombie Zak's silly presence on-line. And I knew he could write some cool dark poetry. I honestly didn't expect it to work in a whole book by itself, tho. Was pleasantly surprised. Makes an excellent re-read. Dark images. Eerie build. Even if you haven't read a lot of poetry, if you like horror you should give it a try.
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