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The G.O.R.E. Score: A Review Guide to All Things Zombie, Volume 1 Kindle Edition
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Tony has done a bang up job with creating a system (G.O.R.E. stands for General Entertainment, Original Content, Realism, and Effects and editing) that gives you a thoroughly detailed guide when it comes to zombie...stuff.
Now I will admit that I am happy to receive a few favorable votes here on Amazon for my reviews. When I get a comment now and again about someone saying they appreciate my effort to give them a fair overview of a book. So I say this with all sincerity: The GORE Score puts my reviews to shame, hands down. Tony not only gives his opinions, which are based on a strong appreciate of zombie lore, but does his research so that he can provide little tidbits and details on a particular book/movie/etc, that he is reviewing. It's not only about the score, but about what the product has to offer, and what it will mean to the zombie aficionado. Now understand that his reviews are straight from the perspective of someone who is in love with the undead (and not in pervy sort of way), so while most of the reviews are of zombie-centric products, he does take a swipe at a few things where zombies are not the central figures.
I think the bottom line with any book that claims to be a source for review material of a particular topic is whether or not you find the reviews intriguing enough to take a look at a product you either had no intention of acquiring or gives you some more hesitation on a product that you were certain that you would like, but after reading the review you realize it may have been a waste of money. I think the GORE Score does this quite well, as there are several books, movies and even a piece of music that I am going to be checking out after reading this compilation that would have never crossed my mind before. Tony Schaab is articulate, funny, and gives you the lowdown in an easy to read and understand format. Good stuff for all the zombie lovers out there.
There are two great things about Schaab's book. First, his scoring criteria. The title "The G.O.R.E. Score" actually tells you the four categories that he's judging: (G)eneral Entertainment, (O)riginality, (R)ealism, and (E)ffects/editing (as well as an overall score). What seems like a gimmick at first is actually really useful for helping different readers separate what they really care about in a film. There are indices in the back of the book that sort all of the reviews by each category. Are you the type of viewer who likes zombie films, but you're bothered by shoddy and unrealistic special effects? Look for films with high (R) and (E) scores. Do you want to watch something that defies the well-worn conventions of the genre? Look for the highest (O) scores.
The other great thing is that Schaab -- much like the greatest zombie movies -- doesn't take himself TOO seriously. His voice comes across as the witty guy you'd love to watch one of these films with. It's the type of book that takes away (R)ealism points in Idle Hands because Jessica Alba was way too hot for Devon Sawa.
I'm pretty well versed in the genre myself, and this book turned me on to a couple of movies that weren't on my radar (like Dead & Breakfast). It's definitely a good value, and I highly recommend it.
Schaab's quirky sense of humor and realistic, personal writing style had me turning pages from the start. Finally someone realized one can review, good or bad, without sounding like a stuffy, repetitive bore! It's refreshing to hear Schaab's take on all sorts of undead media, and his choices range from well-known to unknown, from big-budget to independent. It is the ONLY thing any zombie fan needs to stay entertained. The only thing I enjoy reading more than his pinpoint descriptions of great films, books and video games is his wickedly caustic defamation of the bad ones!
I anxiously await the next volume and hope Schaab will branch out into other genres of film and literature, as he surely has a gift that should be shared with the world.