I, Zombie (Tomes of the Dead, #4)
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I, Zombie (Tomes of the Dead)

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My name is John Doe. I've been dead for ten years. I have no heartbeat, no breath, no smell, just cold, clammy flesh mnimated by something I don't understand. So I sell my dead flesh to the highest bidder. If the price is right, I'll kill for you, steal for you, or save your life for you. There's no mystery you can't hire me to solve. apart from this one...

Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by Abaddon Books
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Edafe Onerhime
Don't know quite what to say about this book, it's a tricky one to review. I can say it's the best zombie book I've ever read and one of the most interesting reads of 2012. Thanks to free e-lending at Leeds library online, I've been branching out to genres I wouldn't normally touch with a ten foot stripy barge pole.

Thankfully, free (at least at point of use!), means a lot more adventure when it comes to books and that is how I stumbled across this gem from Al Ewing. It starts out quite punchy,...more
Patrick D'Orazio
It is going to be hard for me to give this book a reasonable review without giving up much of the plot, most of which is hidden by its description on the back of the book.

On the surface...
This book would lead you to believe that we are delving into something that is Noir, gumshoe mystery or killer for hire type stuff. First person writing, a guy who is has been dead but alive for ten years, not quite sure of his past and who he was before he died, but doing jobs for those who can afford to hir...more
Isidore
I don't really have much to add to Mr. Dorazio's review, except to point out two things. One is that, after the neo-noir opening, the rest of the novel moves into Lovecraft country, and does so very effectively. The novel's "hero" proves to have objectives not unlike those of Wilbur Whateley, although, in terms of results, the latter is by comparison a veritable stumblebum! Admirers of HPL's sardonic cosmicism will not know by looking at the cover/blurb that they will find this enjoyable reading...more
Hali Sowle
A zombie with cognizant thought? A zombie mercenary for good (mostly)? Yes indeed in this pulpy pastishe of pulp fiction and zombie stories. John Doe is a zombie, he doesn't remember what he was before he was a zombie, so he assumes he's pretty much always been a zombie. He's got a gun, he's got a bank account, he's got a mobile phone, even though he's dead and occasionally he eats... well, you know, it's a zombie thing.

I'm not sure if this was supposed to be tongue in cheek, a very dark tongue...more
Johnny Zombie-writer
And odd zombie tale, gets a bit more odd towards the end where you're not quite sure if you're still reading the same book, but excellent character and pretty funny, (i found in places) but all in all very very enjoyable for zombie fiction.
Kris Kwinn
More enjoyable craziness from Al - one of the best imaginations in business!
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