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I Zombie I [Kindle Edition]

Jack Wallen
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"A terrific, nail biting, page turner: I finished this book in one sitting. Smart in its plausibility, I Zombie I is not only a great work of sheer horror-entertainment (while often poking some wicked fun at the very genre of zombie fiction), Wallen manages to, amidst the chaos, gore, and rapid fire suspense -- throw some honest philosophical food for thought into the novel regarding the very nature of humanity and how fragile that thing that makes us *us* actually is." -- M. Frastley (San Francisco, CA)

"Jack is a brilliant writer and he can make your head spin with his storytelling wiles. Jack tells us his take on Zombies without the feeling like we are being slammed by yet another Zombie book or movie." -- Albert Robbins III

All he wanted was a Pulitzer.

It took only one bite for journalist Jacob Plummer to find the story of a life time -- his own downward spiral into the zombie abyss.

As Jacob slowly transforms into one of the undead, he discovers a truth that could spare the world from extinction.

While Jacob struggles to reveal the conspiracy behind the virus, he must fight off his own inner zombie and the undead masses to save the human race, the woman he loves, and a planet ripped apart by the Mengele Virus.


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"I've been following this series for over a year, and I Zombie I is one of the most inventive zombie series I've ever read. The pages keep flipping and the plot twists and turns. By the end of the third book, I had no idea what to think. That's a good thing." Thea Gregory from Forget The Box

"Jack is a brilliant writer and he can make your head spin with his storytelling wiles. Jack tells us his take on Zombies without the feeling like we are being slammed by yet another Zombie book or movie." -- Albert Robbins III

"...zombies make fantastic targets for slightly off kilter humor, and no one (that I have ever read anyways) captured that essence quite like Jack Wallen. Opting for sarcasm over pure terror made this one of the funniest books I have read in a while, and in doing so, captured a place in my zombie hall of fame. No worries though... this book was NOT all about blood slushys and sound bombs, there WAS a deeper story intertwined, one of hope, love, and the recognization of loneliness, making this a well rounded and spectacularly written piece of literature." Kindle Obsessed.

About the Author

Jack Wallen is the new name in horror. His works span genres and weave evil, conspiracy, and fear into nightmarish worlds. Jack has been given the title "Zombie King" by his readers and fans. He didn't garner that title by dining on the brains of helpless victims. It was only after writing until his fingers and mind were nothing but meat for the beasts that he became a master of the zombie genre. During that haunted hay ride Jack produced works of fiction enjoyable by not just zombie fans, but anyone daring to take a peek into what might possibly become of humanity. Of course, being of the insane writer clan, Jack isn't just happy with the penning of zombie fiction. Oh no, the nightmare does not end there. Like the late, great Freddy Mercury, Jack wants it all -- so, he will continue twisting the horror genre to meet his disturbed mind as well as write his Fringe Killer and Screampark series, and his joyous celebration of all things diverse -- Shero. For his inspiration to begin reading and writing, Jack thanks the ever-incredible Clive Barker for penning in a genre with words of grace and horror.

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  • File Size: 431 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Autumnal Press (January 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LGTRX0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,117 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Doubleshot Reviews book review September 15, 2011
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In mere seconds, most of the world's population has been destroyed and died. That is bad enough, but a majority of these unlucky people have gotten up and begun walking. Unluckier still is our protagonist Jacob Plummer, a reporter untouched by this mystery virus. I say unluckier because Jacob is now forced to attempt to survive in this new world and he has taken it upon himself to find out the cause for this catastrophe.

Unfortunately, Plummer is soon infected and his search for the truth is now filled with an urgency to find a cure or at least ease the pain. This search brings forth information that is fraught with deadly intrigue....deadlier than anyone could have ever imagined.

With new friends, Jacob helps to fight off the growing undead horde in
hopes of saving himself and the planet from the rot growing within.

I Zombie I by Jack Wallen is funny, sad, tragic and a much deeper story than it may be given credit. Jacob Plummer, journalist turning zombie, offers seeks out that tiny a bit of hope for a world that has been destroyed by science. I liked Jacob, he was a good guy, someone who I think I might actually have enjoyed having as a friend. He had a bit of an agenda initially, but that agenda began to change as he saw what he was facing. He had flaws, some he admitted to having others we the readers can pick out, which means he was realistic and believable. Something I like in a character. Jacob's love interest Bethany was a kick...I liked her spunk and how she was a fiery redheaded nerd. (Nerds rule!) Oh and people, including fictional characters, who scream all the time during a zombie apocalypse where you have to be quiet, need to be shot. I'm not getting killed because you can't keep your mouth shut.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first zombie read - and it was great! December 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I read Mr. Wallen's I, Zombie, I, in one sitting. I've never been a fan of zombies, because well, they just stumble around trying to eat brains. Not exactly what I find interesting. I'm also not much of a horror fan.

But, I found I couldn't put this book down. The book is told from the first person perspective of Jacob, a self-depracating journalist with a brutal wit and interesting perspective on life. I found his journey fascinating, more so, because I knew what would happen: he was going to get bitten and turn into a zombie. I wondered how Mr. Wallen would handle this change, and I have to admit, he did it very well. The image of Jacob starting to drool and how he saw others watching him, waiting for the change, waiting basically for him just to be done with, was very poignant. Mr. Wallen masterfully conveyed the way people around Jacob changed as Jacob fell to the virus. What started out as a somewhat snarky-hero-zombie-book was transformed into something a little deeper and more disturbing by the addition of such depth to the world and people around Jacob. If you didn't care for Jacob at the beginning, you were rooting for him by the end.

All in all, this was a well-written treat, and I look forward to delving into the next book in the series. I'm so glad Wallen didn't take the stereotypical route of drooling-zombies-chasing-the-survivors. He managed to convey a fresh perspective on a well-beaten concept.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Zombie June 25, 2011
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I'll admit, I'm not much of a horror fan but this book was different. Yeah it's about zombies but it's quirky. I like quirky. If you liked the movie Zombieland, you'll like this book. There's lots of moaning and screaming and laughs. The beginning was a little slow for my speed but once you're through that, the book moves at a nice pace. The ending sets it up for the sequel.

Being that I'm from Hawaii, I personally loved the poi reference in the story. You'll have to read the book to figure out what poi and zombies have to do with each other.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good, basic story January 22, 2013
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there are a lot of slow moments, but for the most part it's a solid storyline with enough action to keep you reading. the author drags a few things out and tries to create tension where there isn't any sometimes. part of the problem with this book is the characters just don't have any real personality. just when you thought there would be a character breakthrough something happened to derail it and you were left knowing just a tiny amount more than you already knew. when it comes to a zombie book/movie, i want to be invested in the well being of the characters, but here, i didn't really care what happened to them.

overall it's a good, light read that kept me going to the end, but not strong enough to make me find the sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars keep me interested November 10, 2012
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i have to admit this book was not at all what i expected. at first i thought what the heck this guy is infected how is this story going to keep going?but it got better as i keeped reading.i would read the whole collection
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ho hum May 12, 2013
By Geline
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The prose lay on the page as dead as a zombie. I like for my zombie books to contain interesting action and involve me with the characters. i admire anyone who actually puts "pen" to "page" and writes a novel, and i give the author big cred for getting it together--but there are a lot of better zombie books out there.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Okay read July 11, 2014
By Stosik
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It's an okay read. Not good enough to make me want to read the rest of the series, though (by the end I was surprised to learn it was a series). As other reviewers have said, it's underwritten, and the characters are just "there".

If you want a great Zombie series, I recommend Keith C. Blackmore's Mountain Man - the best zombie novels I've ever read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I Zombie
this story had enough depth to hold my attention. I would recommend this book to all zombie lovers. give it a try
Published 1 month ago by Daryl Clayton
5.0 out of 5 stars You will love this book!! The Zombie King demands it!!!
Jack Walla hit not only a homerun but a GrandSlam with his first book in the Zombie genre. This book had a loiile something for everyone. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeremy H.
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Loved the book. I may have cried a little when Jacob died. Definitely going to read the next book. RIP Jacob
Published 1 month ago by Kristi Cantor
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has crowned the new Zombie King!!!
Any fan of "The Walking Dead" will LOVE this book! This was the very first book, written by Jack Wallen, that I read. After I finished it, I got a copy of all of his books. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars Humor and horror, yum.
Like peanut butter and honey, humor mixes with horror delightfully. This is a fun read so enjoy your zombie snack.
Published 3 months ago by Peter Gerrard-Gough
4.0 out of 5 stars Numm, Numm, Nummm!
Funny tounge in jaw Zombie book (1st of a multi-series.) enjoyable read. Got a bit confusing in one area, but still a good read.
Published 3 months ago by Delise Temple
5.0 out of 5 stars Draws You In!!
I'm a big fan of the horror genre, so when I saw this book, I just had to read it!! While the book starts in true apocalyptic fashion, it quickly breaks off from most zombie story... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amy Volkmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Book
The book started out on the slow side and gradually picked up my interest. It was a very well written book.
Published 5 months ago by Gloria Vogt
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read!
I love zombie apocalypse books! especially one with a twist, like this book. I won't give details, (read the synopsis)but I highly recommend it!
Published 5 months ago by Carmen Reyes
4.0 out of 5 stars Apocolypse from a different angle...
I enjoyed the perspective this book was written from. It was exciting and had some interesting plot twists. I really enjoyed the story and the main character.
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Jack Wallen is the new name in horror. His works span genres and weave evil, conspiracy, and fear into nightmarish worlds.

Jack has been given the title "Zombie King" by his readers and fans. He didn't garner that title by dining on the brains of helpless victims. It was only after writing until his fingers and mind were nothing but meat for the beasts that he became a master of the zombie genre. During that haunted hay ride Jack produced works of fiction enjoyable by not just zombie fans, but anyone daring to take a peek into what might possibly become of humanity.

Of course, being of the insane writer clan, Jack isn't just happy with the penning of zombie fiction. Oh no, the nightmare does not end there. Like the late, great Freddy Mercury, Jack wants it all -- so, he will continue twisting the horror genre to meet his disturbed mind as well as write his Fringe Killer and Screampark series, and his joyous celebration of all things diverse -- Shero.

For his inspiration to begin reading and writing, Jack thanks the ever-incredible Clive Barker for penning in a genre with words of grace and horror.


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