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About the Author

Jason McKinney lives in Madison, Tennessee with his wife, three children, and seven pets. Most of his time is spent chained in the kitchen, but occasionally the author is unshackled so he can write. He wasted twelve years of his life as an accountant, then grew tired of balancing other people’s checkbooks and decided to follow his inspiration. Memoirs of the Walking Dead is his first published novel. Also available is his werewolf apocalyptic novel, Dog World and his children's novel of a canine sheriff in Nebraska, Sheriff Teddy and the Mysterious Egg Thieves. EDITORIAL REVIEWS: "When I read the novel, it was after having plowed a hefty stack of more traditional zombie literature and I have to admit that Memoirs was a breath of fresh air." Jonny Berg - SwedishZombie.com "The book goes for $13.95 and is worth every cent! If you have a good chunk of time to invest in a great story that absolutely must have a new take on the Zombpocalypse, this is the book to pick up!" Jason should be very proud of his debut novel! It is a heart warming story bringing to light humanity’s will to survive, and what we are willing to do for those we love. With many humorous antidotes, and an intricate story-line, I feel many would enjoy this! - Angelica R. Hill BuyZombie.com sickening. Simply sickening. That is not to say that the author is not a good writer. Indeed, he managed to capture the essence of disgustingness. For that I must credit him. ABNA Expert Reviewer
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456376675
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456376673
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,089,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It can get pretty grim reading about the zombie apocalypse all the time so I was happy to discover that Memoirs of The Walking Dead is a comedy (mostly). There is no plot, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Man dies, man turns into zombie, man has series of wacky adventures. If one chapter is not to your liking, just keep reading because you might like the next one better. It's written in a light-hearted style and doesn't get too bogged down in the war between humans and zombies, even though that's always going on in the background. This is more the story of one man's journey to adapt to a new type of existence. Ultimately he learns that being a zombie is not so bad and might even be better!

This might have gotten five stars, but I deducted one due to a severe lack of proofreading and editing. I can always forgive a few, but there's at least one spelling error, grammar error or typo on practically every page and sometimes more than one. It was distracting enough to decrease my enjoyment, which is why it affected my star rating.

But overall, I recommend it, especially if you're in the mood for a zombie tale that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Overall I enjoyed this book. There were a few typos and misspellings but not too many. The story is told from the viewpoint of a zombie, a rather non-zombie-like zombie. He and his cat Charlotte become zombies and they have quite a few adventures before he settles down with his zombie girlfriend and they (un)live happily ever after. The story does meander a bit but I did enjoy the narrative so all is forgiven. It was free for the Kindle at the time of purchase and I was pleased to have downloaded it and read it.
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I will say that I was pleasantly suprised with this one. I enjoy most things zombie and post-apocalyptic, but there are times where they all begin to look and sound alike. Not this one!! McKinney injects his off-the-wall sense of dark humor and irony into the story. The perspective is that of a young man who is recently introduced to the life of the undead after a chance incident at a bar. We follow him through his misadventures as he narrates them to his living human "secretary", who at times interjects his own thoughts into the story. Great read! The only thing that got me to take one star from the rating is the need for better proofing. There are grammar and a few spelling errors throughout that detract mildly from it. All-in-all, a recommended read for any zombie fan looking for a break from the usual.
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I am a major Zombie-Phile so when I was turned on to this book I was excited. This is not your average zombie book. Zombies display intelligence that they had in life and some even have a conscience. This at times was refreshing, at times I missed the typical horror style zombie. The writing style isn't always smooth and polished but despite that I really enjoyed this book. I think the editor of this novel (as well as his other book Dog World) did the author a disservice, misspelling and other issues can be found. This is a fun, light hearted read that will have you rooting for it's protagonist, which is oddly enough a zombie. I am currently reading Dog World which I am enjoying even more though I am more into zombies.

If you are into zombies you should definitely read this book! And if you enjoy it you should definitely read his other book, Dog World.
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The story is interesting, following a man who becomes infected with a zombie virus and how he grows into his new life as a zombie.
This work could benefit greatly from some additional editing. It has errors that need cleaned up and the story itself could be tightened up.
Overall, an interesting read and a good start.
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This was a good book. It was a different take on the walking dead, from their perspective. It was humeros and the end was heart warming. A good detour if you've been reading a lot of bloody zombie stories
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I enjoy my zombie books. I especially enjoyed this extremely creative and imaginative twist on zombies offered up by the author.

The book follows the life and "unlife" of a thirtysomething, ordinary gentleman named Paul, who catches the flu and wakes up dead. His cat also becomes a zombie. I absolutely love the cat. The book goes into great detail with how Paul functions, how he learns how to cope with his new "undead" status. I was particularly fascinated with the descriptions of his new senses and abilities.

My favorite part was the scene when he dutifully went back to work after being "undead". Hilarious.

The book is also endearing with touching moments between Paul and his love interest.

I loved this take on the "undead". They are just like us, but pulseless.

I do agree with previous reviews that the book would benefit from editing and tightening in some sequences, but overall a very engrossing (ha!) read.

I would recommend this to anyone who would enjoy a different spin on the zombie genre.
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Although this book was laugh-out-loud funny (not to mention gross) in more than a few places, it's real strength comes from the very human foibles and relationships the zombies still possess.
They laugh. They love. They argue. They have (undead)awkward sex, which is a sentence I never expected to write about zombies.

In life, Paul Rierson would probably have been considered a bit of a sad case. Single, lonely, hopeless at socialising. It's only after he dies that he discovers his strength, finds love, and achieves something great, almost by accident. Accompanied by Charlotte the zombie cat, and the somewhat-needy love of his unlife Tracey, Paul Rierson embarks on an epic adventure of self-discovery.

There are a lot of layers in this book. On the surface it's a slap-stick comedy featuring the undead. Scratch at that a bit and you find an intelligent and detailed consideration of society, relationships and politics; underneath the funny is a bitter-sweet sense of sorrow for what has been lost.

The most fascinating bit for me was the zombie world building. The zombies in this book can still function on a moral and emotional level - and by developing laws and a code of living, they end up on the moral high ground. Overall, a great read.

Recommended for: people with a warped sense of humour and zombie lovers looking for a different take.
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