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Product Details

  • Paperback: 474 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466288140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466288140
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,704,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought the book not because I love Zombie stories. But, because I know Justin Sharples and wanted to read his story. I enjoyed Justins story and was riveted by the detail and story line. I could easily visualize the characters and wanted to continue reading to see what would happen next. I am looking forward to Justins future works.

I am glad I bought the book. I am looking forward to reading all of the other stories.
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By Ryan on December 21, 2011
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As the previous review stated, this is a superb new anthology! It's always good to see these little publishing companies churning out quality horror, and that's certainly what the collection is. I like to start with the bad news:

Cons: The collection contains a LOT of nontraditional zombie works. To be fair, that could be a good thing, but I'm kind of a stickler for the classic, mindless-moaning-flesh-eating-shamblers, that can't think or fight or do anything constructive. Quick Note: The first piece in the anthology, Bint Arab's "Remembering Human," is definitely nontraditional, but although my reactionist genes were twitching, I had to enjoy it. Second, as the first review pointed out: This was a looooong anthology, and some of the fat definitely could've been trimmed. I don't have any complaints about the novel preview at the end; it was pretty good! But it really doesn't seem to fit with the anthology as a whole, maybe not at the end like that. I dunno. And thirdly, the price is a little bit higher than usual, anthologies are usually around $15 or so, especially paperback.

Pros: But the good FAR outweighs the bad! The book is full of excellent stories from up and comers and established horror-jockeys alike! Some who deserve mentioning here:
-"Remembering Human" by Bint Arab
-"OCD" by Joe Sherry
-"Unusual Appetites" by Jessica Weiss
-"Waiting for Gordon" by Allen Jacoby

All in all, the book is worth buying, and a great read for the zombie enthusiast on your gift list.
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Not being a zombie fan, I was leary about reading this book given to me by my daughter. To my very pleasant surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The imagination exhibited by the authors is awe-inspiring. The stories are the perfect length to curl up in bed with....sometimes, two stories were the perfect length. I enjoyed every story, but one that had me racing to the end, heart pounding, was "For The Cure" by Kristal Stittle. Well written, great imagination and well paced. There were only two stories that made me cringe just a bit too much to thoroughly enjoy but I'm sure the zombie fans will get a kick out of every one of these pieces.

The only negative to comment upon is the editing of the stories. There are numerous grammatical errors that slipped through the editor's fingers, giving some stories an unpolished or unprofessional touch. But despite this, the book is well worth the price, and I highly recommend it. If you've never read a zombie book, give it a try - you might be surprised at how engaging these stories can be. And if you have a Kindle, by all means buy the ebook - at that price, it's a steal!
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Zombies are all the rage these days and it's tough to find a new angle. The chomping brains theme runs short unless authors look to the complex social themes behind the monster. So Long, And Thanks for the Brains is just that kind of anthology. Many of the authors in this collection go well beyond the blood and guts of the typical zombie outing. Delving into controversial issues such as race, religion, and the meth epidemic, these stories highlight the powerful social commentary zombies provide. A few standouts:

"Remembering Human" by Bint Arab
"Troubleshooter" by Gary Madden
"Dry Rot" by Jamal K. Luckett
"Unusual Appetites" by Jessica A. Weiss
"Folks Like Us" by B.E. Scully
"Waiting for Gordon: by Allen Jacoby

The collection definitely needed trimmed a bit as it's well over 400 pages. Some of the stories are repetitious (one too many military commandos here) and an edit here and there would have given the anthology a better pacing. Overall this is an excellent zombie collection that takes the mindless walker story into new realms!
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I have a weakness for zombie anthologies, and I'll be the first to admit they're not all going to win the nobel prize for literature. This one however is excellent. Obviously, every story may not be be five stars, but considering the number of stories and the overall quality, this is one of the best anthologies I've read since getting my kindle, and is deserving of a five star rating. I read it for free as a member of amazon prime, but I'm going to buy it so it's in my permanent library.
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