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"This book does not have funny zombies. Nor cool zombies. It's not even about the zombies. It's about the people left behind. From scrawled notes and crumpled photos emerge stories of ordinary people dealing with a personal apocalypse. They are touching, harrowing, and incredibly sad." - Max Barry, author of Jennifer Government and Company

"A clever and creative epistolary narrative of the zombie apocalypse." -S.G. Browne, author of Breathers and Fated

"At once funny, tragic, compelling, and unexpected . . . a collection of artifacts from the apocalypse, the last words of the forgotten. Powerful!" -Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Zombie CSU, Patient Zero, and Rot & Run.

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Lost Zombies is a San Francisco Bay Area-based social network for zombie fans that logs a quarter-million page views monthly.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452101086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452101088
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #866,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I recently bought the Kindle version. Much of this story is told on handwritten scaps of paper. This makes the Kindle version wasted money as it is difficult to decipher. I set the font to the largest possible and the clarity did not get any better. It may be a good read, but not on the Kindle
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I was lucky enough to get advanced copy of Dead Inside Do Not Enter, and I was glued to it. It's a highly entertaining scrap book that contains user generated notes that follow the LostZombies.com story line... Reading through it, the notes seems eerily real, even though they're fictitious notes generated by the Lost Zombies community. This is the coolest example of a user generated book I've ever seen.
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"Dead Inside: Do Not Enter" is a collection of images of letters, text messages, post-it notes, forms, signs, photographs, memos, grocery lists and other material that tells a gripping fragmented story about the people across the United States and the world dealing with a zombie apocalypse from a mutated "super flu" virus. It has enough tropes of the zombie genre to feel familiar, but there's also something new about this book that I have never seen in any other zombie story, and that comes from its many convincing perspectives.

This book, lovingly crafted by devoted fans of the Zombie genre, really shines in its authentic voices. There is a genuine raw emotion that rings from the scribbled words and sketches included in the piece that is simultaneously horrifying and heart-breaking. Adding to the authenticity are unique handwriting (not just hand-writing fonts) and common spelling and grammar mistakes often seen in hand-written notes without spell-check to catch them out.

I must say, when I picked up this book, which I found in a quirky craft store, I had never heard of the Lost Zombies community, but after flipping through it, I googled it when I arrived home. And immediately, I had an answer to what made this tome so powerful. It was a labor of love created by people who really knew their zombie movies. The reason there are so many different voices in the notes and letters is because they were literally written by different people. Even so, they all follow the same rules of the universe, the same facts and storyline, and because of that there's also a cohesiveness to the piece that's rare in a piece that has so many contributors.

If you're into zombies, this is definitely a must-read. If you're into pseudo-historical fiction or even just chilling, touching and reaffirming insights into human nature, you should definitely check this book out. It's not to be missed.
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When I heard about this book I was very excited to read it with all the positive reviews and as a HUGE zombie buff as myself I could not wait to read it. Well when I got it in the mail I was extremely disappointed to see that it was just scanned images of letters or signs or lotto tickets and a meager 1-2 paragraph intro and that's it. Now don't get me wrong it says right on the cover "notes from the zombie apocalypse" yet the thing is it just felt too half assed or rushed. Some "notes" are only one word long like "help" others are much longer and give amazing detail into the world of the zombie apocalypse but sadly there are not enough of them or they are written in cursive but not clearly so its almost a chore to read them. They try to make it feel real by adding a picture or two, but they aren't even that good maybe a picture of a sign that says "dead inside" or whatever. Don't get me wrong the book definitely creates a awesome atmosphere and I was sucked into this world of zombies and notes, yet for twenty bucks there just isn't enough content. Most notes are extremely short or too vague others are one word others have funny dialogue written on them by multiple people and it legit looks like Left 4 dead wall writings. (Left 4 dead is a zombie game and it contains writings on walls from various people and the dialogue is very humorous on the walls)

Basically what I am trying to say is this book had the potential to be really good and you can clearly see that with some notes and the atmosphere the book takes place in. Yet the inclusion of one worded notes, a picture of a half torn sign where the evacuation will take place, and sloppy cursive long winded notes ruin it.You can finish the book in less than an hour so.
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If you're interested in zombie apocalypse literature -- as a writer, fan, or cosplay enthusiast -- include this book on your reading list. The notes in this book cover the full spectrum of "what if" topics related to zombies, and perhaps apocalypses, in general.

As a writer, I kept saying, "Wow. I never thought of that aspect of a zombie outbreak." This book portrays the very human side of the story, in greater -- sometimes far more poignant -- depth than you'd guess, on first glance.

Every page tells a story, in just a few words.

Do not overlook this book because it seems merely cute or funny or gimmicky. Especially for writers working in the zombie genre, this is a tremendous resource.
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This was a bit different than I expected, but turned out to be a positive in the end. As a purchase for my teenager, this was a great fit for his zombie fanatic self. He enjoyed reading through the notes and bits of information to see if he could discover any hidden clues or secrets to the book. He liked that this seemed like things you might really find, left behind in a zombie attack situation.

I read this myself, as I often do with books I am not quite sure about giving to the kids. The names, dates, pieces and parts gave it a more real feeling with raw emotion that you could feel in the pages. I like that this was created by different people with unique viewpoints from across the world. Each bit and part lends a new view on how things were perceived by different people. This gave it an even more realistic feel to it, making it seem like a scrapbook you would find in the aftermath..if anyone survived to make one that is.

My only complaint is that I would have liked to see more. I got into the book and then it was over. It would have been that much better had it been longer, and with more little bits of horror to page through.
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