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The Zombie Monologues Paperback – June 2, 2011
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After the first ten minutes of reading, it dawned on me that I was finally reading a zombie story that was the first truly original concept in this genre I have seen since reading World War Z a few years ago. There is a good story line, but really the most amusing parts of the book come in clever and often funny concepts that stand out like little gems. Some the of explanations of the action from the zombie point of view made me laugh out loud, then pause for a moment and admire the originality of the author. The book sustains this feeling of originality throughout the entire length of the story. Many attempts at Zombie Literature (if there is such a term) fall flat because the originality is only found in the overall concept. For example, I picked up a copy of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" in the book store once after seeing the title. After reading the first few lines, I felt like I had already got the joke, so I didn't bother to keep reading. It might have been great but it just didn't hook me right away.
Zombie Monologues reminded me, in a way, of the way I felt reading "I, Robot" when I got a worn paperback copy back in the 70s. Not that the writing in Zombie Monologues is as great as that classic of science fiction, but more about the feeling that an author has finally managed to hit upon a new and original concept - and sustain that originality throughout the book. That is a rare treat.
The book treats its zombie characters with respect, drawing you in to sympathize with them until you are reminded that the zombies would, of course, love to get a bite of your yummy flesh. Yes, this book is humorous, but strangely humane. And the story itself--well, it is quite realistic within its realm. Should zombies be in our future, I expect science would indeed strive to communicate with them. I will keep my eyes open for a sequel, because I think this world is worth another visit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is definitely a humorous side to zombies I hadn't thought about before. I let my friends borrow it and we all agree that it is totally fun, with a dark humor.Published 7 months ago by JSM
This is a remarkably clever and extremely funny book. My only criticism is that he hasn't written morePublished 17 months ago by Sylvia Davis
A great and fresh contribution in a genre that seems overdone at times - especially lately. I look forward to Metze's other work.Published on February 18, 2013 by Steve Mathews
This book starts off with a pretty interesting concept. "What do the dead think?" It's a great hook and fun to see the author's ideas. Read morePublished on August 9, 2011 by Book Sake